Go chas­ing wa­ter falls this spring

North East Tourist News - - BUXTON/STRATHBOGIE/YEA -

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.

Steav­en­son Falls

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.

Gooram Falls

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.

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