Melbourne has a handful of small but picturesque waterfalls and here is where to find them, including the best time of day and the best time of year to visit.
I have personally visited and photographed all of the waterfalls on this website.
Above: Discover waterfalls like La La Falls on the eastern fringe of Melbourne on waterfallseasons.com
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Catch a train or ride your bike along the Yarra bike trail from the city centre to the only waterfalls
in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. A viewing platform has recently been installed out over the edge of the river…
Horseshoe Falls is a small cascade that runs over a mound of clay in the bed of Olinda Creek in Mount Evelyn. A pleasant nature walk for
those looking for light to moderate exercise and who enjoy looking for signs of historical activity from generations ago…
These falls on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula are best viewed immediately after rainfall, as you will struggle to catch glimpses of the water at
other times. Regardless of the flow conditions, the circuit walk has plenty of wildflowers and bird life visible along the track…
Cross quaint stone arch bridges covered in moss to discover these ten metre high cascades, situated in lush forest in the upper Yarra Valley.
It is an uphill but relatively easy walk, with a simple wooden bench to relax and take in the sight and sound of the falls…
Possibly the most popular attraction in the Kinglake National Park, with a viewing platform looking out across a deep ravine to a tiered
waterfall of dark mudstone, with a little bonus cascade accessible next to the walking track along the way…
Olinda Falls are the best waterfalls for viewing within the Dandenong Ranges on the eastern fringe of Melbourne.
The falls are broken into the upper and lower falls about 180 metres apart, with a little pedestrian bridge for viewing
from directly in front of the lower section…
These tiny falls are in the heart of lush Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges. The walk to the falls is probably the
star attraction here, so enjoy the fresh air staring up in admiration at the giant pillars of trees. Finish your walk
at the falls, which you'll find hiding in amongst the tree ferns…
Shiprock Falls is a partly obscured but noisy little cascade running over large boulders, not far from where the giant Ship Rock ran aground. This spot
between Gembrook and Hoddles Creek also includes Shiprock Cave…
The access track falls well short of this waterfall, at a viewing platform from which the view is obscured by trees. You can hear
the falls, and catch a glimpse of them across the gully through the trees, but you cannot legally get any closer…
To find out which ones of the above are my favourite, you can read my review of Melbourne's best
. If you are planning a half or full day trip from Melbourne to other parts of Victoria, you can also visit
waterfalls in North East Victoria
waterfalls in Western Victoria
waterfalls in Gippsland
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