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Published June 11th 2018
5 awesome waterfalls you have to see
Victoria is a State full of natural beauty, and there are at least five stunning waterfalls within reach of Melbourne.
MacKenzie Falls, The Grampians
The MacKenzie Falls in the Grampians are located 270 kilometres to the north-west of Melbourne, and it takes just over three hours to get there by car. The view at the en of the steep trail is spectacular, with this waterfall set over a gorge. It is a 90 minute round trip from the MacKenzie Falls Car park. If you need supplies, it's best to stop off at Halls Gap nearby. To find out more click here.
Hopetoun Falls are in the Otways, 200 kilometres south-west of Melbourne (about a two and a half hour drive). These falls plummet 30 metres into the Aire River, and it can be viewed from the upper platform, or you can descend the stairs to the base of the falls. The upper platform is a very short walk from the car park, and the lower platform is a one-kilometre return trip that takes about 30 minutes as it is steep. For more information, click here.
Phantom Falls, Marysville
Marysville is about 110 kilometres north-east (will take up to two hours drive) and it is located near the Phantom Falls. From Marysville, head through town and turn right after the bridge, towards Lake Mountain, and then veer left down Lady Talbot Drive at the top of the first hill. The falls are about eight kilometres along Lady Talbot Drive, and there is a steep walk to the falls from the car park (less than a kilometre). For more information click here.
Erskine Falls, Lorne
Erskine Falls is nine kilometres from Lorne (which is about two hours south-east of Melbourne). The Erskine Falls plunges 30 metres into the Erskine River gully. The upper lookout is an easy five-minute walk from the car park. The lower lookout is a more strenuous walk, down steps to the base of the falls.
Agnes Falls are located in Gippsland, 15 minutes drive from the township of Toora, or one hour from Wilsons Promontory. This spectacular waterfall cascades over a series of rocks with a 59 metre drop. It is just a short 200 metre walk from the carpark to the Agnes Falls lookout, which has seating. There is also a picnic ground. For more information click here.