Explore the Grampians region's national parks and reserves and be rewarded with the sight of stunning waterfalls and the deafening roar of torrents of water cascading over ancient rock formations.
Beehive Falls, Grampians National Park
Best after rain, this picturesque waterfall drops 25 metres into sheltered rock pools surrounded by ferns. Visit in spring when it is often surrounded by pink and white Grampians Thryptomene flowers.
A 30-minute drive from Halls Gap on the Mount Zero Road.
Ferntree and Cascade falls, Mount Buangor State Park
Enjoy the one-kilometre walk (45-minute return circuit) through the tall forest of blue gums and messmates that passes three waterfalls, including Ferntree and Cascade falls, and gives many excellent viewing points over the fern-lined upper reaches of the Middle Creek below.
Walk 1.5 kilometres (return) to view the damage caused by the powerful torrential rain that flowed through this area during summer of 2011. Look for the former footbridge that was washed 50 metres down the creek by the force of debris.
Fifteen minutes drive from Halls Gap on the Silverband Road.
The Wannon Falls feature a spectacular 30-metre vertical precipice of hardened basalt lava over which water cascades into a deep plunge pool.
The turn-off to the falls is 15 kilometres west of Hamilton on the Glenelg Highway.
Nigretta Falls is a small waterfall set in outstanding scenery. It has excellent viewing areas with barbecue facilities and picnic tables and a stairway leading to the base of the falls. Water pools provide excellent secluded swimming and fishing spots.
Drive to the turn-off, seven kilometres west of Hamilton on the Glenelg Highway.