Victoria’s largest and most majestic waterfall, Mackenzie Falls can be visited anytime of the year. There are two walks to Mackenzie Falls – a lookout from the top or a strenuous walk to the base; the steep walk to the bottom of the falls is by far the best where torrents of water cascade over huge cliffs into a deep pool, sending fine sprays of rainbow mist high into the air above a stunning gorge. While swimming is prohibited at the base of the falls, you can dip your toes in the ice cold water. Beware of slippery rocks.
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Mackenzie Falls Lookout Walk … excellent views overlooking MacKenzie Falls
Distance: 1.9 km return
Time: 40 minutes
Start: Mackenzie Falls carpark
An easy walk through an open eucalypt forest to a viewing platform with magnificent views of Mackenzie Falls and the gorge is suitable for people with limited mobility. The Bluff Lookout provides sweeping views of MacKenzie Falls and the MacKenzie River from high above the gorge. The lookout provides the only opportunity to capture the multiple cascades of the MacKenzie River as it flows through the gorge, including a wonderful view of MacKenzie Falls. If you can’t make it to the base of the falls, this is the best alternative.
Bluff Lookout is accessed via a gently undulating, sealed walking track that wanders through a sheltered woodland. It is suitable for wheelchairs.
For the most spectacular view approach the viewing platform from the right-hand fork of the track.
Mackenzie Falls Walk … cascading waterfalls and flourishing ferns
Distance: 2 km return
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Grade: Medium (to base of Mackenzie Falls); easy (to Broken Falls)
Start: Mackenzie Falls car park
Broken Falls Lookout provides a sweeping view of the MacKenzie River as it cascades over Broken Falls. The cantilevered lookout sits on the edge of the gorge. The lookout is accessed via a short, sealed walking track from MacKenzie Falls car park.
To continue to the base of MacKenzie Falls, return to the main track intersection and continue along the signposted track past Cranages Lookout. Take care as this walk has many steps and is steep, slippery and strenuous in sections. Return the same route.
Swimming is not permitted at the base of the falls. Beware of slippery rocks.