The 3 Best Waterfalls in the Grampians National Park

The 3 Best Waterfalls in the Grampians National Park

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/14/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

Victoria is packed full of spectacular landscapes, and the mesmerising scenery of the Grampians National Park is no different.

Here, you can experience incredible views, a glut of magical waterfalls, and walk through rugged landscapes that stretch out between cellar doors and picturesque restaurants.

There’s a bit of something for everyone at this natural spot, but the waterfalls prove to be a popular stop off point for visitors. Promising gushing cascades of water, pretty rock pools, and stunning views from lookouts, they bring the essence of the Grampians to life.

  • 1. McKenzie Falls

    McKenzie Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the region, boasting spectacular scenes and plenty of walking trails to get stuck into. It is the largest waterfall within the Grampians National Park, with high rugged cliffs within the mountain area, and the roaring sound of the water cascading over the rocks. You can choose to walk to the base of the falls, exploring down the steep trail to the beautiful bottom where you can watch the water pour over impressive cliffs into a deep pool below. Look out for the rainbow mist that soars skywards above the gorge that surrounds it.

    Alternatively, you can walk to the McKenzie Falls Lookout, which has a designated viewing platform for looking out across the landscape below.

  • 2. Clematis Fallsclematis falls

    Clematis Falls is another key waterfall in the Grampians. This collection of cascading water is easily accessible via a 1.1km walk from the Halls Gap cricket ground. As you go, keep your eyes peeled for the eclectic selection of wildlife that calls this part of Victoria home. Although it is considered on the smaller side compared to the other waterfalls of the Grampians National Park, it still is a main favourite. Folk spends the day hiking around the region before visiting this exceptional waterfall spot, with the area showcasing impressive views of the facing sandstone cliffs and through Halls Gap and down to Lake Bellfield. There are even numerous spots to stay the night in, with both camping and resort accommodation available within the lush greenery of the Grampains bushland.

  • 3. Silverband Falls

    The Silverband Falls is best-known for its majestic scenery and collection of activities for everyone of all ages. From the carpark at the Grampians, you just have to walk 700m through lush forest scenery and over a rock crossing to get to the charming base of Silverband Falls.

    Surrounding the scene is an impressive rocky landscape promising multiple adventurous walks and plenty of water-based activities for visitors to get stuck into. If that wasn’t enough, there is a handful of beautiful wild flowering plants in this area of the park, as well as native wildlife species like kangaroos, deer, and colourful birds.

    The Grampians is well worth the trip if you’re planning a stay in Melbourne. When you step into its ancient landscapes and visit its stunning collection of cascading waterfalls, you’ll get to experience a different side to this part of Australia.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.