With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer shady respite from summer days and walkable access through forest settings alive with sights and sounds of wildlife. keep your eyes peeled for koala, echidna, wallaby, weird fungi, wildflowers and native birds.

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To plan your own waterfall experience in the region in more detail you can download maps here for Waterfalls close to Lorne or throughout the Otways.

Click here to download the Lorne Walks & Waterfalls Guide.

Click here to download the Apollo Bay and Otways Walks & Waterfalls Guide.

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Hopetoun Falls has a viewing platform 20 metres from the carpark which offers spectacular views of the falls as they crash...

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Waterfalls around Lorne

With 10 waterfalls within 10km of Lorne and over 60km of marked tracks, there is plentiful time to indulge in the quiet that...

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Discover the stunning Kalimna Falls and their spectacular surrounds, with cascading water and magnificent forest...

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Phantom Falls

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Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do in Apollo Bay and...

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You’ve probably heard before that Lorne has 10 waterfalls within 10kms…but have you seen them all? There has never been a better time...

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