Grampians National Park is home to an array of wild and wonderful waterfalls, in amongst the mountain trails and picturesque peaks. Many of the waterways are just a short walk, with trails ranging in difficulty, but worth every minute. Here’s six of the best for your next weekend activity…
Grampians National Park, Northern Grampians Road, Wartook, Victoria, 3401
Mackenzie Falls is one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria and flows all year round. Take an easy stroll to a viewing platform overlooking the Falls (wheelchair accessible) or take a longer route down the stairs to the base of the falls for a close encounter with the cascading falls.
MacKenzie Falls car park is a forty-minute drive from Halls Gap on the Mount Victory Road.
Grampians National Park, Roses Gap Road, Roses Gap, Victoria, 3381
Enjoy peace and tranquility at this pretty waterfall. Take the undulating walking path that leads to the base of the falls. Visit the Beehive Falls after rain for the best views, and in spring for the surrounding wildflowers.
Grampians National Park, Silverband Road, Bellfield, Victoria, 3381
This delightful waterfall is known for its narrow band of water that cascades over a rocky cliff and then ‘disappears’ into the rocks at the base re-emerging some 50 metres further downstream. Enjoy a gentle stroll through a shady forest to arrive at the base of Silverband Falls. Visit in spring to see wildflowers in bloom in the area.
Grampians National Park, Wannon - Nigretta Falls Road, Hamilton, Victoria 3300
Take a short detour from the Glenelg Highway for swimming, fishing, picnics and barbecues at Nigretta Falls, a small waterfall fed by the Wannon River.
View the falls from above and enjoy the picnic tables and barbecue facilities or take the stairway leading to the base, where water pools provide excellent secluded swimming and fishing spots.
Grampians National Park, Wannon–Nigretta Fall Road, Hamilton, Victoria, 3300
Just 20 km west of Hamilton lies Wannon Falls. Wannon Falls was created by lava flow that surged upstream to the Wannon River. Watch as water cascades over a spectacular 30-metres into a deep plunge pool below.
Grampians National Park, Zumsteins Picnic Area, Mt Victory Road, Zumsteins, Victoria, 3401
Fish Falls cascades 60 metres over terraced rocks into a pool below year round. Take a 4.6 kilometre (return) medium-grade walk starting at Zumsteims car park and follow the MacKenzie River upstream to view the river along deep gullies. For more adventures, continue on the track to the famous MacKenzie Falls.