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Turpins Falls

  • 20170527 135452 There is a large area of boulders / stones along the edge of the water, making great natural seats as well as climbing spots for children
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  • 20170527 135255 Turpins Falls has no structured picnic/camping facilities, aside from this basic fire pit on a patch of paving. The fire pit is located down at the falls in a rocky spot with spectacular views out over the water to the waterfall.
  • 20170527 135801 Huge natural structures of tree roots and fallen logs are scattered through the area, and make great climbing structures for kids
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  • 20170527 135153 When you reach the bottom of the walk down to the falls, you will find this fantastic tree, great for kids to climb
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  • 20170527 134425 The views over the waterfall on the way down are spectacular
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  • 20170527 134539 The location is not well maintained, and there may be passable obstacles along the walking track. Proceed with caution.
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Shillidays Road, Langley VIC 3444

Features

Turpins Falls cascades 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. During the hotter months, water flow will be minimal except after rains.

There is a large parking area from which a walking track begins its steep (but fairly short) descent down into a gorge to the waterfalls below. The walking track is very narrow and is not well maintained so there may be obstacles along the way. Children must be well supervised and small children will need to hold parents' hands.

There are No facilities such as toilets, barbecues etc available at Turpins Falls, however there is a basic fire pit on a patch of pavement down by the water.

When you reach the bottom of the walk, you will be looking out over an area filled with large stones, boulders and huge natural structures of tree roots and fallen logs. Beyond this lies the beautiful lake surrounded by gorgeous cliffs. The impressive waterfall drops over the cliff across the lake from the rocky area, and a creek winds off to the left.

The boulders and logs make excellent natural seats as well as provide endless fun for children to climb and explore along the water's edge. There is also a medium sized tree that is fantastic for climbing.

Take a picnic lunch for a relaxing day out while enjoying picturesque views of the waterfall across the tranquil little lake.

Safety note - Turpins Falls has been a popular cliff diving spot but due to the location's history of injury and death, cliff diving is strictly prohibited for your own safety and access to the top of the falls is permanently closed.


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

Attractions nearby

There are lots of interesting attractions within half an hour of Turpins Falls, including:




DID YOU KNOW...

  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
 

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