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Victoria’s 10 most magnificent waterfall walks
Go chasing waterfalls. These are 10 of the best and most beautiful walks in Victoria.
You may be shivering as winter chills, but now is actually the best time to throw off the covers and go chasing waterfalls. Creeks and rivers swollen with rain are feeding spectacular, thunderous waterfalls around Victoria and give you the chance to stroll, hike or take wheelchair-friendly paths to see nature at its most magnificent.
You can listen to nature’s soundtrack as water crashes down a well-worn rockface or watch a rainbow shimmering in a misty spray.
Slideshow images: Hopetoun Falls, Nigretta Falls and Ladies Bath Falls
10 of Victoria’s most magnificent waterfalls
Here are 10 of our favourite waterfalls, but be sure to check on conditions with Parks Victoria before you go and ensure you comply with the 1.5-metre social-distancing rule.
Daniel McLaughlin, regional director of Parks Victoria, says while waterfalls can be magnificent, they can also be dangerous, so it’s important to take care.
- Be careful: Respect safety barriers and warning signs and stay away from cliff edges.
- Check the weather forecast: Beware of sudden changes in weather and check if the area you’re going to is prone to flooding.
Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve, South Gippsland
Love a hidden gem? In the rolling green hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the Agnes River feeds a powerhouse waterfall that cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. Torrents of water plunge 59 metres, making these the highest single-span falls in Victoria.
Stretch your legs and take a short stroll through a blue gum forest to the viewing area or lay down a picnic rug for a feast in the shade of trees. It’s about 200 kilometres from Melbourne near Toora, and about an hour’s drive from RACV’s Inverloch resort.
Walking to the three impressive cascades that make up this Otway waterfall, which is about two hours' drive from RACV Torquay Resort, you sense the age of the surrounding rainforest in the smell of sweetly decaying vegetation feeding the earth. Stands of mountain ash and myrtle drip with water on the two-kilometre, one-hour walk to the falls where wildlife abounds. A series of elevated platforms give the best views and a spot for contemplation. (More: Best walks on the Surf Coast.)