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Waterfalls in Western Victoria
Waterfall Seasons of Australia - The Waterfall Guide


 
Waterfall Seasons of Western Victoria - The Waterfall Guide This seasonal guide to waterfalls in Western Victoria recommends the best time of year and the best time of day to visit each waterfall using hydrologic knowledge to get the most out of your visit. It ensures you have the best chance of seeing water flowing over the falls in full sun. Compiled by hydrologist Brad Neal, the guide also includes information about how to get there, facilities available, viewing angles, waterfall dimensions, swimming opportunities, a photo/video and my personal impressions. I have personally visited and photographed all of the waterfalls on this website.
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Central West Victoria

The Blowhole, Hepburn Springs

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to The Blowhole, Hepburn Springs An elevated hole in the side of the hill blows water out into Sailors Creek at the site of an old gold mining tunnel. Visit after heavy rain to see The Blowhole gushing at its best from the viewing platform next to the tunnel outlet…

Lal Lal Falls, near Ballarat

Waterfall Seasons - Guide to Lal Lal Falls, near Ballarat View this broad, deep basalt column sink from the cliff top on either side of a long gorge. Impressive for its size and the uninterrupted views, it is one of the best waterfall picnic spots in Victoria, with oodles of open space within earshot of the rushing water…

Moorabool Falls, near Ballarat

Waterfall Seasons - Guide to Moorabool Falls, near Ballarat Take in three separate waterfalls (Lal Lal, Granite and Moorabool Falls) on this grassy walking trail across open plains, finishing at the 27 metre single drop waterfall of Moorabool Falls. It has a fine curtain of water with two viewing platforms located close to the water…

Sailors Falls, Daylesford

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Sailors Falls, Daylesford Sailors Falls is a semi-circular sink in the landscape, with tall exposed columns of basalt, over which Sailors Creek falls. Gotta love the mineral spring here too, which is the best tasting that I have experienced in the region…

Stanley Park Falls, Mt Macedon

Waterfall Seasons - Guide to Stanley Park Falls, Mt Macedon A great little stopping point at the base of Mount Macedon, especially if you are on your way to visit the gardens in spring. There is a viewing platform next to the creek at the top of the falls, a short loop walk to the base, and the aptly named Waterfall Paddock for a leisurely picnic…

Trentham Falls, Trentham

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Trentham Falls, Trentham Whilst other waterfalls in Victoria may be taller in terms of their total height, Trentham Falls lays claim to being Victoria's tallest vertical drop waterfall, with a single curtain of water falling over a basalt cliff that stands 32 metres high…

Turpins Falls, Kyneton

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Turpins Falls, Kyneton This large, serene billabong is surrounded by rock walls on three sides and a waterfall more than ten metres high. It gets busy with swimmers on a hot day, but even so, it's not the easiest place to find, so read on for directions…
The Otways (South West Victoria)

Carisbrook Falls, Wongarra (between Kennett River and Skenes Creek)

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Carisbrook Falls, Great Ocean Road Carisbrook Falls is a short, moderately steep walk up from the Great Ocean Road, alongside the Carisbrook Creek valley. Enjoy the exercise, admire the terrain, listen to the rushing water, but bring some binoculars if you want a good look at the falls…

Erskine Falls, Lorne

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Erskine Falls, Lorne Perhaps Victoria's most popular waterfall, this tall, lush waterfall is at the back of Lorne, just off the Great Ocean Road tourist trail. Be prepared for some shortness of breath on your way back up, both for you and your car…

Lorne Rapids, Lorne

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Erskine River Rapids (Lorne Rapids) This relatively unknown, long and broad lava flow is great fun to scramble over, in and out of the little rivulets that wind their way down the rock face. Follow it upstream and around the corner to the top of the rocks…

Marriners Falls, Apollo Bay

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Marriner's Falls, Apollo Bay The near vertical rock walls on all sides create a beautiful little grotto. The walking track to the falls has been closed for a few years because of the risk falling gum trees, but the falls are still there just waiting patiently for the track to be re-opened one day…

Sabine Falls, Mount Sabine

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Sabine Falls, Otway Ranges This is a waterfall for nature lovers, fitness fanatics and history buffs, but the waterfall itself remains somewhat at a distance, even at the end of the walk. The walk through lush rainforest is however very enjoyable, with sections of steep terrain, creek crossings and an old mill site…

Sheoak Falls, Lorne

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Sheoak Falls, Lorne This waterfall is easy to access from the Great Ocean Road, with amazing views of the coastline along the walk in. The jet black rocks curve both vertically and horizontally. Well worth a visit if you are staying in Lorne or travelling along the Great Ocean Road, but only when the falls are flowing…

Stevensons Falls, Barramunga

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Stevensons Falls in The Otways Stevensons Falls is a reliable, powerful waterfall on the Gellibrand River, nestled in lush rainforest in the Otway Ranges. If it has been raining, expect lots of spray floating on the updrafts generated by the crashing water. Lovely picnic area and campground nearby…
The Grampians (Western Victoria)

Burrong Falls

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Burrong Falls, Grampians National Park Burrong Falls in the Grampians is a quaint series of shallow, rectangular steps over which the water cascades gently. A little off the main road, they are worth the detour if you enjoy the waterfall less visited…

MacKenzie Falls

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park This is the most powerful waterfall in the Grampians with a reliable source of water from upstream Lake Wartook. Water flows over the broad rock face into a small, right angled gorge. The tourist infrastructure here has taken a battering from floods and bushfires, but the falls have stood resilient…

Silverband Falls

Waterfall Seasons of Victoria - Guide to Silverband Falls, Grampians National Park If you visit at the right time of year, you can literally watch the water from this horsetail fall disappear into the dry creek bed, right under your feet in what can only be described as one of nature's neat magic tricks…

If you are planning a half or full day trip from Western Victoria to other parts of Victoria, you can also visit waterfalls in North East Victoria, waterfalls in Gippsland, or waterfalls in Melbourne.

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