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Published December 25th 2015
A nature walk steeped in rich history
Impressive waterfalls abound in The Great Otway National Park, offering you a greater appreciation for the wonder of nature, and one of them is Triplet Falls. It's made up of three distinctive and alluring cascades flowing through a dense growth of Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech. Some of the Mountain Ash trees are estimated to be 200 years old, it's remarkable to think that they have lived through the sinking of the Titanic and both World Wars.
The Triplet Falls walk is 2km long and is a 1 hour loop. The walk is steeped in rich history, the Colac‐Beech Forest‐Crowes railway opened up the rugged and remote west Otways to logging operations in 1902. It was home to Knott's No 1 sawmill, along the walk you will come across relics like steam engines that are slowly being immersed into the forest. It is hard to fathom that an industry such as logging thrived in this area for more than 20 years.
Once you come to the viewing deck of Triplet Falls, it is a steep climb back to the car park, pace yourself because it may be a bit strenuous. If you have a lot more time to spare, you can give the Little Aire Walk a try, it leads to Little Aire Falls. The distance however is 4.5km and a 2 hour return.
Facilities include parking, picnic tables, pit toilets, and an information shelter. HOW TO GET THERE: Follow the signs from the Beech Forest - Lavers Hill Road, the falls are 3km past the Otway Fly.