Winter is a magical time to visit waterfalls when higher rainfalls bring on stronger flows, delivering spectacular views.

Victoria has many kid-friendly walks that take you up close to some of our most breathtaking waterfalls. These walks are a fantastic way to spend the day over the winter school holidays when the tracks are generally quieter. Best of all, they’re free for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your adventures at these winter wonderlands!

Steavensons Falls

This renowned site just outside of Marysville is always a hit with the kids thanks to the easy, flat walk up to the falls and impressive 84m drop. For a unique experience, visit the falls at night, when they are lit up by floodlights.

Murrindindi Cascades

These rushing cascades can be found at the end of a short but active walk better suited to older kids as it has several stairs. Listen to the sound of the cascades get louder as you get closer, and enjoy views of the water running beneath you from the bridge that crosses the river.

Snobs Banyarmbite Falls

This site is around a 15-minute drive from Eildon and has two spacious viewing platforms overlooking the spectacular cascading waterfall. It’s only a short walk down to the platforms, but there are a lot of stairs, so take your time getting down and enjoy the views of the rushing waters below.

Parents and their small child look out at a waterfall surrounded by ferns.
Steavensons Falls, Marysville.

La La Falls

A short drive from Warburton, these falls are just one picturesque feature of this easy walk which includes unique handcrafted stone bridges, fern-lined gullies and a lush canopy of mountain ash overhead. Suitable for most ages, it should take up to 1.5 hours at a gentle pace.

Stevensons Falls

One of Victoria’s most spectacular and accessible waterfalls, this fantastic spot in the Otways is perfect for all ages. With a pram-friendly pathway up to the falls, a shorter walk among towering Californian redwoods and a spacious picnic ground with tables and toilets, it’s well worth a visit!

Beauchamp Falls

Another beautiful spot in the Otways, Beauchamp Falls, is surrounded by towering rainforest and thick ferns. The 3km one-hour return walk leaves from the Beauchamp Falls Campground, which also has a picnic area with tables and toilets.

Toorongo Falls and Amphitheatre Falls

Close to the town of Noojee, this destination is one of Gippsland’s must-see natural attractions. The 2.5km walk offers glimpses of the falls along the way, before providing a close-up view from the viewing platform. From here, you can also continue on to the smaller but equally beautiful Amphitheatre Falls.

Toorongo Falls, Gippsland.

Little Cabbage Tree Creek Falls

Half an hour from Orbost in East Gippsland, these waterfalls run over giant granite boulders which are just as eye-catching as the falls themselves. The short 800m loop walk starts and finishes at a small picnic area.

Waterfall Picnic Area

This is a popular picnic and camping area in the Pyrenees Ranges, where you can take an easy walk to the seasonal Avoca Falls. Kids will enjoy scrambling up the dry sections of the fall's short rockface.

Page last updated: 01/07/24