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Gippslands top eight waterfalls and see trickle, cascade, plunge and thunder

The best time to see waterfalls is after high rainfall. Spring is often a good bet with wetter months, coupled with snow melting from the alpine regions.

By news@gippsland - 28th September 2021 - Back to News

Gippsland is rich in many national parks and marine reserves, and amazing scenery. And for that, we are giving you the top eight under-the-radar waterfalls that make Gippsland an optimal spot to bliss out in nature, sans the crowds. There are plenty of waterfalls in Gippsland for you to visit and explore, and they are the perfect getaway for people in search of authentic, often crowd-free travel experiences. Here are Gippsland's top 8 waterfalls.

Toorongo and Amphitheatre falls

Toorongo and Amphitheatre falls' claim to fame is its two-for-one waterfalls. A 1.2-kilometre total walk , known as the Toorongo Falls Walk, continuing on for another 600 metres to Amphitheatre Falls on the Toorongo River is recommended for another wonderful sight to see.

  • Where: Noojee, West Gippsland. Less than 2 hours drive east of Melbourne
  • Why you should visit: The stunning 2.2km walk through rainforest alongside a playful creek is worth a visit in its own right, but the loop also takes in 2 distinct waterfalls: Toorongo and Amphitheatre Falls. Toorongo cascades impressively over tiered rocks below and its smaller neighbour, Amphitheatre Falls, has a swimming hole at the top

To find out more, visit the Toorongo and Amphitheatre falls.

Get out the selfie stick with photo opportunities all along the river, with moss-covered rocks and tree ferns as the majestic background

Get out the selfie stick with photo opportunities all along the river, with moss-covered rocks and tree ferns as the majestic background

Agnes falls

Agnes falls is Victorias largest single span waterfall. From the carpark to a viewing area overlooking the falls, it is just a short 200 metre walking track. Along the way, you can watch for birds darting between bushes and the diverse range of vegetation present.

  • Where: Near Toora, South Gippsland, 2:40 hours drive southeast of Melbourne
  • Why should you visit: Tucked away in the rainforest above the coastline, these falls are nothing but impressive at 59m high. Its a short and easy 200m walk to the viewing platform from the car park, and the reserve is picnic-perfect.

To find out more, visit the Agnes falls.

Rocks below sure get a pounding from the 59m drop, particularly after heavy rains, when large volumes of water cascade brilliantly onto the rocks below

Rocks below sure get a pounding from the 59m drop, particularly after heavy rains, when large volumes of water cascade brilliantly onto the rocks below

Narracan falls

Short but thunderous. Fill the esky with a picnic as the area at Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve off Falls Rd is the perfect place for a spot of lunch with the relaxing sound of flowing water as your playlist.

  • Where: Near Trafalgar, West Gippsland, 1:45 hours drive east of Melbourne
  • Why should you visit: This block waterfall, wider that it is long, fringes the beautiful Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve with a large grassy picnic area. You can swim in the pool below

To find out more, visit the Narracan falls.

The Narracan falls are sourced by the Narracan Creek which rises in the hills northwest of Thorpdale and eventually joins the Latrobe River near Lake Narracan

The Narracan falls are sourced by the Narracan Creek which rises in the hills northwest of Thorpdale and eventually joins the Latrobe River near Lake Narracan

Morwell river falls

Off-the-beaten track, Morwell River Falls are a set of waterfalls that lie in the upper reaches of the river near the township of Boolarra.

  • Where: Near Boolarra, Central Gippsland, 2:30 hours drive southeast of Melbourne
  • Why should you visit: A walking trail takes you past a series of stunning cascades in the upper reaches of the Morwell River, surrounded by an oasis of native bush. Discover a hidden gem

To find out more, visit Morwell river falls.

A walking trail takes you from the carpark past a series of stunning cascades in the upper reaches of the Morwell River in this oasis of native bush

A walking trail takes you from the carpark past a series of stunning cascades in the upper reaches of the Morwell River in this oasis of native bush

Cyathea falls

Amongst one of Victorias last patches of cool temperate rainforest.The relatively gentle, but slightly uphill 500 metre walk to the falls is via a loop track that runs along either side of the creek. After a short walk, Cyathea Falls emerges through the ferns, trickling down over rounded boulders before cascading even further below.

  • Where: Tarra Bulga National Park, Central Gippsland, 2:20 hours drive southeast of Melbourne
  • Why should you visit: Located on the 1.4km Tarra Valley Rainforest Walk, the falls are not large but the scenic fern-laced surrounds compensate

There is a viewing platform to take in the falls and picnic areas. To find out more, visit Cyathea falls .

Cyathea Falls is a 10m waterfall in a Gippsland Rainforest near Tarra Falls accessed on a lush, flat, and shady 35-minute loop in Tarra Bulga National Park

Cyathea Falls is a 10m waterfall in a Gippsland Rainforest near Tarra Falls accessed on a lush, flat, and shady 35-minute loop in Tarra Bulga National Park

Raymond creek falls

A fearless 20m plunge. With deep gorges and magnificent forests, the remote wilderness of the Snowy River National Park includes a walk to the spectacular Raymond Creek Falls.

  • Where: Snowy River National Park, 5:30 hours drive east of Melbourne
  • Why should you visit: Wander through magnificent forests and remote wilderness on this short but sweet 1km hike, beginning from a scenic picnic area. The cascading water fearlessly dives 20 metres into the jagged rocks below and then flows into a deep, calm pool

To find out more, visit Raymond Creek falls.

Raymond Creek Falls features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels, the trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips

Raymond Creek Falls features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels, the trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips

Den of Nargun

Steeped in Aboriginal legend. Bluff lookout with views of the Mitchell River, green rainforest pockets and Woolshed Creek, the Den of Nargun Loop is also part of the Bataluk Cultural Trail, which explores Gunaikurnai.

  • Where: Mitchell River National Park, 3:30 hours drive east of Melbourne
  • Why you should visit: The water doesnt always flow over here, but when it does it eerily masks the entrance to a cave called the Den of Nargun

This is a place of deep Aboriginal significance and Gurnaikunai legend holds that an evil Nargun (a creature half human, half stone) lives in the cave and snatches young children wandering from their camp. To find out more, visit the Den of Nargun.

Set amongst dramatic river gorges and looming ridgelines of the Mitchell River National Park is the Den of Nargun, a place of deep Aboriginal significance

Set amongst dramatic river gorges and looming ridgelines of the Mitchell River National Park is the Den of Nargun, a place of deep Aboriginal significance

Little River falls

A plunge into Victorias deepest gorge. Visitors can make use of the picnic tables and chairs, barbecues and toilets within view of the river, and wander down to see the beautiful falls.

  • Where: Snowy River National Park, 5:30 hours drive east of Melbourne. (There are seasonal road closures in this area, but the falls can currently be accessed via Buchan.)
  • Why should you visit: Start your visit at the Little River Falls Roadside for a scenic picnic area with BBQs and toilets, take the short 400m walk down to see the falls on their downward journey into Victorias deepest gorge.

To find out more, visit the Little River falls.

Little River Falls is a waterfall in Victoria that is situated south of Wulgulmerang, northwest of Black Mountain

Little River Falls is a waterfall in Victoria that is situated south of Wulgulmerang, northwest of Black Mountain

Pictures from Toorongo Falls Facebook page, Agnes Falls Facebook page, Narracan Falls Facebook page, Morwell River Falls Facebook page, Healesville Local Facebook page, Darren Chester MP Facebook page, Den of Nargen Facebook page, and Snowy River National Park Facebook page.


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