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Waterfalls of the Goldfields

Posted 29/01/2018 in Things to do

Although the Victorian Goldfields are typically characterized by dry bushland and sun-baked clay, did you know there are also many waterfalls scattered throughout the region?

With a selection ranging from seasonal trickles to breathtaking cascades, take a look through the following list of waterfalls throughout the Goldfields.


1. Turpins Falls, near Kyneton

Turpins Falls cascade down over a gorgeous, huge semi-circular wall of rock into a large pool of water below. This is an impressive, peaceful location where you can swim beneath a waterfall. The best time of year to visit to see the falls flowing in full force is winter/spring.


2. Lal Lal Falls, near Ballarat

Lal Lal Falls are a spectacular waterfall with an impressive drop into a large, rocky gorge. The waterfalls can be appreciated from a viewing platform which looks out over the gorge.


3. Moorabool Falls, near Ballarat

A gorgeous stream of water drops dramatically into a tranquil pool surrounded by rocks, moss and ferns. You can see the top of the waterfall from a viewing platform as you descend down towards the creek, and you will find the best view of the waterfall from a bench seat downstream of the Moorabool Falls.


4. Pyrenees Ranges Waterfall (Avoca Falls), near Avoca

This gorgeous waterfall only flows after periods of heavy rain, but the sheer face of rock over which the water drops is a sight to behold whether it is flowing or not. A short walking track from the Waterfalls Campground leads you alongside a creek to the base of the waterfall.


5. Cairn Curran Spillway, Baringhup

Although this is not a natural waterfall, it definitely deserves to make the list. The water flowing from the Cairn Curran Weir cascades dramatically down over layers of huge rocks - a very impressive sight! A short, scenic walk along the Loddon River brings you to the base of the spillway. Also accessible by walking along the Cairn Curran Weir and descending the stairs.

6. Sailors Falls, Daylesford

A spectacular rocky cliff hosts a seasonal waterfall, reliably flowing in winter and spring. Sailors Falls is worth a visit with or without water, and also features a beautiful creekside walk among the ferns, a picnic area with fantastic information signs, and a mineral water tap.

7. Ferntree Falls, Raglan

Ferntree Falls is a stunning waterfall nestled among the huge ferns and moss covered rocks within the spectacular Mount Buangor State Park. Experience the beauty of upper Middle Creek, a tributary which meanders through the park among the forest of tree ferns and water ferns. The waterfalls are an easy 250 metre walk from the picnic/camping area.

Do you know of any other waterfalls throughout the Victorian Goldfields? Let us know in the comments below.




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Fabulous information thanks! Am planning on doing a "tour de falls" to visit all falls over a weekend! Cheers

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