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Hopetoun Falls, The Otways
Hear the roar of falling droplets pounding into the waters below at spectacular waterfalls and cascades in the narrow valleys of the Otway Ranges and surrounding Great Ocean Road region. Base yourself at Lorne (which has ten waterfalls within ten minutes of town) or Apollo Bay and choose from a wide range of scenic forest drives and relaxing walks and picnics.
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Feel the fine mist from the water cascading 30 metres into the lush valley of the Erskine River. One of the most popular waterfalls in the Otways.
Wander through ancient rainforest to reach the three distinct, impressive cascades of the Triplet Falls in the Great Otway National Park.
Walk through magnificent mountain ash forests with thick ferns to arrive at the spectacle of the falls crashing over a ledge into a large pool.
Descend through glades of tree ferns and soak up the spray as the Hopetoun Falls plummet 30 metres into the Aire River in the Great Otway National Park.
See water drop like a curtain across the 90-metre wide Hopkins Falls, a short drive from Warrnambool. Watch for baby eels during the winter migration.
<p>The beautiful Cora Lynn Cascades flow over a series of exposed shale ledges. A 90-minute, strenuous return walk from Blanket Leaf picnic ground, off Erskine Falls Road.</p>
<p>The Currawong Falls are at their best in the winter and spring and the site offers fine views of the surrounding countryside. A 4-hour return walk from the Distillery Creek picnic ground.</p>
<p>Walk through magnificent fern gullies and mountain ash forests, highlighted by a viewing platform elevated seven metres in the canopy overlooking the Little Aire Falls. A 2-hour return walk, located off Lavers Hill-Beech Forest Road.</p>
<p>Spectacular falls along the St Georges River from the Allenvale Road car park. A 90-minute return walk, 2 kilometres out of Lorne.</p>
<p>While not falling for a great distance, the water passes over a dark rock face within a natural amphitheatre, making for spectacular viewing. An hours return walk to the falls from the car park, 3 kilometres south of Lorne, off the Great Ocean Road.</p>
<p>Tall rainforest trees and dense tree ferns fringe the falls. A 3.5-hour return return walk from the Sheoak picnic ground, off Allendale Road.</p>
Head to the Great Ocean Road region to Lake Elizabeth in the Otways to view the elusive platypus or paddle down the Glenelg River to an ancient cave.
Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria.
Walk the Great Ocean Road region's stunning coastal tracks and ancient rainforest trails and see breathtaking ocean views or dramatic waterfalls.
Discover spectacular coastlines and sand dunes, ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region.