Get soaked by the spray from lush Trentham Falls, Victoria's highest single-drop waterfall. Deep in the Wombat State Forest and just a short drive from the township of Trentham, this moss-covered wonderland is especially magical in winter when every sleek rock and fern frond drips with water.
Formed some five million years ago by molten lava rapidly cooling as it flowed along the old Coliban River valley, Trentham Falls plunges 32 metres over basalt columns onto the quartz gravel below. The Trentham Falls Reserve protects one of the best remnants of original vegetation in the area, including manna gum, messmate and narrow-leaved peppermint and provides a spectacular backdrop for a picnic.
Make the most of the region's bounty and collect farm-fresh produce for a picnic by the river. There are plenty of facilities, including picnic tables, fireplaces and toilets nearby. The surrounding forest is also popular with hikers for the quality and number of walking tracks.