Burrong Falls is in a relatively remote part of the Grampians. The falls are nestled in dense bush
that is accessed by a 300 m long walking track from the car park. The grade to the falls viewing area is flat,
but the last 20 m down to the water is a tricky scramble down the gorge wall. If you have been bush camping in
the Grampians, then how about a bush shower (soap free, of course, so as not to pollute the river).
Above: Burrong Falls
(Order this image)
Burrong Falls consists of a series of steps ranging from 1-5 m in height, but stretching more than 20 m in width.
On the ledges of the larger steps are paddling pools that you can sit in and let the water fall on your head while
your feet dangle over the edge of the next step. If you sit quietly, you are likely to see a few blue tongue lizards
come out to bake themselves on the rocks.
The falls are off the beaten track and less frequented by tourists, which somehow makes the experience
of being there more intimate than its famous cousin McKenzie Falls. There are no large pools at Burrong Falls,
but it is still a great spot for a splash, shower and to take in the sunshine.
Your Seasonal Guide:
|Winter through to early summer, because the falls may dry up in late summer and autumn in dry years.
||Visit in the morning to see the most sunlight on the falls|
Other Information Before You Go:
Rose Creek Rd, Grampians National Park , 25 km west of Halls Gap and 280 km
(approx. 3.5 hrs drive) west of the Melbourne CBD.
Take the Western Hwy to Ararat then the Ararat-Halls Gap Rd to Halls Gap.
From Halls Gap take the Northern Grampians Rd for 15 km then turn left into Rose Creek Rd.
The falls are 8 km along Rose Creek Rd.
Swimming available at the falls:
No, shallow water play only
Limited to no shade available
No cats or dogs
There is camping at unpowered sites throughout the Grampians National Park, with the closest campsite at Boreang Campground.
If you are planning to stay overnight in the area, you can try the following options. All distances below are by road, not as the crow flies, with
the distance to Boreang Campground measured via the Glenelg River Road, not along the shorter route along Phillip Island Track.
Nearby attractions: MacKenzie Falls
Before you head out, make sure to read the
waterfall safety information
and check with the managing authority for any current change of conditions.
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