From the roar of the water and white-water rapids to the towering cliffs and dark lagoons, there are many reasons Victoria's waterfalls capture the imagination. Though best seen in winter and spring when rainfall is high, there are many waterfalls throughout Victoria that flow year-round.
Taking a planned route is the easiest way to begin exploring waterfalls in Victoria. MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria, is located in the Grampians National Park. This popular waterfall flows year-round.
For an all-day adventure along the Great Ocean Road, head to Erskine Falls in the Great Otway National Park. With a series of gentle steps leading to the base of the falls, it's a fantastic spot to bring a picnic.
Many of Victoria's waterfalls are easily accessible via marked tracks and boardwalks.
In Gippsland, take a wander into the Strezlecki Ranges to see the highest single span falls in Victoria, Agnes Falls. Or visit the Toorongo Falls Reserve near Noojee, where the circuit walk offers a two-for-one waterfall experience: Toorongo Falls and Amphitheatre Falls.
Out on the open road, the impressive Trentham Falls near Daylesford and Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool are well worth a detour.
Always respect safety barriers and signs, and stay away from cliff edges. Be respectful of your surrounds. Jumping from heights is discouraged. Always swim with others, not alone. Beware of currents and undertows.
Check the weather forecast before setting out, and plan for sudden changes in weather.