Have you ever hiked a waterfall trail or even just visited an awe-inspiring place? Being in nature can uplift your mood, while providing a sense of calmness and clarity rarely achieved in the city. And with so many trails just outside our cities to explore, why not get outside and explore?
Let’s take a look at some must see waterfalls trails that’ll have you feeling restored in no-time!
SHERBROOKE FALLS, DANDENONG RANGES VIC
Wander within the confines of tall Mountain Ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth, and soon you’ll find yourself covered in thick temperate rainforest. But don’t be alarmed, Sherbrooke Forest is full of friendly wildlife with tree-creepers, wombats and swamp wallabies lurking behind the undergrowth. Head to nearby towns, Kallista and Sassafras, and begin your walk at Sherbrooke or O’Donohue Picnic Grounds. Make your way towards the Sherbrooke creek, follow the path, then gaze in awe at the water cascading over
BEAUCHAMP FALLS, GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK VIC
Besides its proximity to gorges, windswept heath and rugged coastlines, the Great Otway National Park has magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes. Beauchamp Falls is a 20-metre waterfall that rewards a somewhat strenuous walk. Follow the 3-kilometre path from the picnic area located off the Aire Valley Road from Beech Forest Road, and make a steep descent to the viewing platform.
STEAVENSON FALLS, YARRA VALLEY VIC
With a total drop of 84 meters, Steavenson Falls is a major tourist attraction. And for good reason. Boasting a variety of eucalyptus species, including the Mrytle Beach and Blackwood wattles, the Tree Fern Gully Trail is a scenic 3.4 kilometre one way walk from the heart of Marysville to the base of Steavenson Falls.
FITZROY FALLS, MORTON NATIONAL PARK NSW
Not as popular as the Royal National Park and the Blue Mountains, Morton National Park has got some seriously steep gorges and might give those afraid of heights the heebie-jeebies. With beautiful trails to the Fitzroy Falls, you can take the West Rim walking track, which dips into a bird-filled rainforest and pristine eucalypt forests. It offers several lookouts points, such as the Twin Falls Lookout and the Renown Lookout. Well worth the day trip out of Sydney!
WENTWORTH FALLS, BLUE MOUNTAINS NSW
One of the most popular walking destinations in the Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls offers walking tracks for the novice through to the experienced hiker. Either start at Conservation Hut or the Wentworth Falls picnic area, and choose your own adventure track carefully, like the Wentworth Pass or the National Pass.
There you have it! Some must see waterfall walking tracks that are well within reach for the adventurous Sydneysider and Melbournite.
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