Stevensons Falls

Upper Gellibrand Rd (Off the Forest Apollo Bay Rd)

Stevensons Falls

Upper Gellibrand Rd (Off the Forest Apollo Bay Rd)

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30 m
1.31 km
Very Easy

A sensational, accessible walk to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Otways that includes a large stand of Californian redwood trees.

Stevensons Falls

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A sensational, accessible walk to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Otways that includes a large stand of Californian redwood trees.

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Stevensons Falls is one of the Otway Ranges most accessible and spectacular waterfalls.

The path and facilities were upgraded in 2023 to be accessible to all, but please note, not all the path is accessible particularly near the base of the waterfall (but there are good viewing platforms quite close to the falls).

From the car park the walk passes through a stand of large Californian redwood trees which are a remnant of a trial plantation established in the 1980s. From here, the picturesque walk crosses over the Gellibrand River and then continues alongside the river to the base of the waterfalls.

This easy walk is suitable for everyone and is nearly all wheelchair accessible and pram friendly. (Victoria Walks will soon undertake a detailed accessibility audit of the walk to assess the path for people of all levels of ability as part of the Walking and Rolling Together project).

The site also has 2 smaller walks: the Redwoods Boardwalk, showcasing the giant Californian redwoods, and the Blue Spruce Walk which runs along the Gellibrand River.

Dogs are allowed on lead.

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Points of Interest

1. The start

The start is next to accessible parking and toilets and has good explanatory signage.

2. Seat under the pines

You might not often you want to sit down at the start of a walk but, this seat will tempt you.

3. The bridge

The boardwalk and bridge over the Gellibrand River is very impressive and offers opportunities to see the river up close and for young ones to play.

4. Path junction

The junction offers the choice between the Redwoods Boardwalk (with some small steps) and the Blue Spruce Walk which runs along the Gellibrand River.

5. Boardwalk

It is very inviting (most people seemed to take the other route so the redwood path was very quite when we visited).

6. Look up

Wow!

7. To the falls

The boardwalk and viewing platform is very accessible and offers a great view upstream.

8. The falls

One of the many different views of the falls.

9. Stevensons Falls

There are a small number of steps to this closest viewing platform.

10. The paths meet

The the Redwoods Boardwalk and the Blue Spruce Walk met again.

11. Open space

Nice to see people picnicking and enjoying the space.

12. Through the trees

It really is a joy to walk along the path near the river


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river