Water you waiting for? Let's go chase some waterfalls!
While Melbourne is not particularly known for its waterfalls, there are several beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of the city. Here are some of the waterfalls you can visit around Melbourne:
Located in the Dandenong Ranges, around 40 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is a popular spot for picnics and hiking.
Located in Trentham, around 100 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is 32 meters high and is Victoria's highest single-drop waterfall.
Located in Langley, around 100 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is 20 meters high and is surrounded by stunning rock formations.
Located in Marysville, around 120 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is 84 meters high and is one of the most visited waterfalls in Victoria.
Located in Noojee, around 120 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is a two-tiered waterfall with a total height of around 95 meters.
Located in Lorne, around 140 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is around 25 meters high and is a popular spot for swimming and picnics.
Located in Lorne, about 140 km southwest of Melbourne. This 30-metre waterfall is surrounded by lush rainforest and can be accessed via a moderate hike through the Great Otway National Park.
Located in Beech Forest, around 200 km from Melbourne, this waterfall is around 30 meters high and is surrounded by lush rainforest.
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Phantom Falls is a 15-meter waterfall located in the Cathedral Ranges, about 2 hours from Melbourne. The walk to the falls is relatively easy and takes about 45 minutes each way.
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Located in the South Gippsland region, about 200 km southeast of Melbourne, Agnes Falls is a picturesque waterfall that drops 59 meters into a gorge below. There is a viewing platform at the top of the falls, and a walking track that takes you to the base.
These are just a few of the many waterfalls that can be found near Melbourne. Comment with your favourites or any I may have missed on my list. You can find more information about these waterfalls and others in Victoria through www.victoriawalks.org.au
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Please note that some of these waterfalls may have restricted access or require a permit, so be sure to check ahead before planning your visit. Additionally, it's important to take care when visiting waterfalls, as rocks can be slippery and water levels can rise quickly after heavy rain.