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Published April 21st 2020
A waterfall hidden in the hills of the Strzelecki Ranges
The Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is an excellent and relatively unheard of place to visit when travelling around the state of Victoria. It is only a 2-hour drive east of Melbourne and is home to the gorgeous Agnes Falls, a 59-metre single span waterfall that is cradled within the Strzelecki Ranges to nearby town, Hazel Park.
Agnes Falls from the viewing platform. Photo by Author @chloeoliviad
As you can see from the image above, it is an impressive waterfall that has a sort of gloomy feel to it but that's only because of where it lies in the Strzelecki Ranges. This goes down as one of my favorite Road Trips that I have done in Australia to date because as you drive past farms and greenery as far as the eye can see, you begin a spiralling descent to get to the base of the mountain where Agnes Falls sits. The drive amongst the fresh crisp air and rainforest is something you won't forget and to top it off you still have a waterfall waiting to be seen at the end of your drive!
Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is located at 125 Agnes Falls Road, Hazel Park in Victoria.
To find the falls is quite simple, it is very well signed and easy to follow for where to turn off when travelling along the South Gippsland Highway A440 - only 12 kilometres north of the nearby towns Toora & Welshpool. If you prefer Google Maps; use this address to find Agnes Falls - 125 Agnes Falls Rd, Hazel Park VIC 3966. But please be mindful that signal could be lost when in the hills of the range.
Why Should You Visit?: Firstly, it's the perfect place for a scenic picnic spot! It is very well looked after and maintained by considerate volunteers within the community surrounding. With plenty of shaded picnic tables, a large rotunda, chairs & a nicely kept amenities block, you'll only need to worry about what you'll be eating when visiting this destination.
Or secondly, take a stroll along one of the two routes at the reserve, either through the Blue Gum Forest or along the Agnes River to reach the viewing platform of Agnes Falls.
Wandering around the Scenic Reserve, there are multiple shaded spots to enjoy a picnic under.
If you'd like to visit the Agnes Falls Reserve, it's not a bad idea to check in on the Parks Victoria website here, in relation to any weather or general updates on the location before jumping in the car!