Go chasing water falls this spring
FROM the roar of the water and white-water rapids to the towering cliffs and inviting lagoons, it’s no surprise Victoria’s waterfalls have been capturing imaginations for thousands of years.
With rainfall at its highest throughout winter and spring, there is no better time of year to check them out.
One of Victoria’s highest waterfalls, Steavenson Falls is located just outside of Marysville, a short drive from Buxton. A 700 metre return-walk leads to a viewing platform just below the falls that plummet over 80 metres. Floodlit between dusk and midnight, the spectacular falls are just a three kilometre drive from the heart of town. Alternatively visitors can take the Tree Fern Gully Trail, a scenic 3.4 kilometre return walk to the base of the falls and back.
Snobs Creek Falls
In the High Country, Snobs Creek Falls drop more than 100 metres over a series of rocky outcrops. A number of observation platforms are located along the short walk that leads from the carpark to the base of the falls. Located close to Lake Eildon National Park, in the foothills of the Rubicon State Forest, the falls’ pristine waters are an important supply to the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery some six kilometres below.
Found in the Strathbogie Ranges, Gooram Falls is the ideal place for a swim or a picnic during summer; it is also a lovely place to rug up and enjoy the view of the rock pools and cascading water in the cooler weather. No visit is complete without a visit to nearby Polly McQuinns waterhole for a splash.
For more information on other popular waterfalls throughout the state, see www.visitvictoria.com.
GORGEOUS: Steavenson Falls near Marysville.