Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

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Many of the spectacular Great Otway National Park waterfalls are accessible by only a short stroll. Be sure to visit Triplet Falls, Hopetoun Falls, Beauchamp Falls, Stevenson Falls and Sabine Falls.

Great Otway National Park waterfalls

Rugged coastlines, dramatic cliff faces, sandy beaches and rock platforms, steep forested ridges and deep valleys of tall forest and fern clad gullies embracing spectacular waterfalls are some of the major features of Great Otway National Park. However, what attracts visitors to the Otways are the walking trails to hidden forest retreats and cascading waterfalls hidden within the forest.

If you love seeing waterfalls, Great Otway National Park is the place you want to visit. With plenty of rainfall throughout the year, the waterfalls are not only aplenty but they are flush with flowing water year round. Continue reading to find out the top 7 waterfalls you should consider visiting on your next trip to Great Otway National Park.

Top 7 Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

Hopetoun Falls

Distance: 20m one-way
Time: 30 mins return
 Grade: Moderate
Start/Finish: Hopetoun Falls Reserve, Aire Valley Rd
Facilities: None

Walk to the viewing platform 20 metres from the carpark, or walk down stairs through glades of tree ferns to the falls.

Hopetoun Falls, Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

Stevensons Falls

Distance: Short walk 500m;
Long walk 4.6km
Time: Short walk 20 mins;
Long walk 1.5 hrs
 Grade: Easy
Start/Finish: Stevensons Campground,
Colac – Skenes Creek Rd
Facilities: Picnic table, toilets, wood BBQ, camping

A 1.5 hr return (4.6km) walk from campground, or shorter return walk (500m) available from day car park via second bridge.

Stevenson Falls, Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

Triplet Falls

Distance: 2km
Time: 1 hr loop
Grade: Moderate
Start/Finish: Triplet Falls carpark, Phillips Track
Facilities: Toilets, picnic table

Walk along raised platforms through ancient rainforest to view the awesome triple cascades thundering over rock ledges. This walk also passes by an original sawmill site.

Triplet Falls, Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

Beauchamp Falls

Distance: 3.4 km
Time: 1 hr return
Grade: Difficult
Start/Finish: Beauchamp Picnic Area, Via Aire Valley Rd
Facilities: Picnic table, toilets, wood BBQ, camping

Walk passes through softwood plantation forest, along a river discover magnificent Mountain Ash, Myrtle Beech, Blackwoods and lush ferns.

Marriners Falls

Distance: 3.4 km
Time: 1 hr return
Grade:Moderate
Start/Finish: Marriners Falls carpark , Barham River Rd
Facilities: Picnic table

Cross the creek via large stepping stones, pass by tree ferns, lichen and mosses to the waterfall at the end.

Note: Track is subject to flooding after heavy rains.

Marriners Falls, Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

Carisbrook Falls

Distance: Sherbrooke Picnic Ground
Time: 20 mins return
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Start/Finish: Carisbrook Falls carpark
Facilities: None

Walking track leaves the carpark and heads upwards along the eastern side of the gorge with views over Carisbrook Creek, leading to a viewing area giving excellent views of the falls. Best seen after heavy rains.

Little Aire Falls

Distance: 4.5 km
Time: 2 hrs return
Grade: Moderate
Start/Finish:  Triplet Falls carpark, Phillips Track
Facilities: Toilets, picnic table

An undulating return walk through amazing fern gullies and mountain ash forest, highlighted by an elevated viewing platform above the canopy – arguably one of the most spectacular falls in the Otway Ranges.

Little Aire Falls, Great Otway National Park Waterfalls

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