Stevensons Falls Accessible Walk, Barramunga

Stevensons Falls Track, Barromunga 3249

Stevensons Falls Accessible Walk, Barramunga

Stevensons Falls Track, Barromunga 3249

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30 m
1.47 km
Easy

Walk or roll through giant Redwood and Blue Spruce plantations in a cold climate rainforest setting. Follow the boulder strewn Gellibrand River upstream to the spectacle of Stevensons Falls.

Stevensons Falls Accessible Walk, Barramunga

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Summary

Walk or roll through giant Redwood and Blue Spruce plantations in a cold climate rainforest setting. Follow the boulder strewn Gellibrand River upstream to the spectacle of Stevensons Falls.

Description

This walk or roll follows a tumbling river through giant trees and cold climate rainforest to a beautiful waterfall.

Is this walk accessible for me?
The walk is accessible to everyone, including people who use mobility aids. Manual wheelchair users may require some assistance.

How accessible is the path?
The area is well maintained. Maps and directional markers provide guidance along the accessible walking path. There are gentle, but steady slopes upstream to the falls.

Plastic boardwalks are installed. They are non-slip with buffered edges. Only boardwalks by the river have safety rails.

Other sections of the path are compacted gravel. The gravel has a relatively coarse stoney surface that may create some resistance for manually operated and narrow wheeled chairs. It can be slippery when wet. No steps were found on the accessible path. There were no overhead obstacles.

The sealed concrete path to and across the river bridge is a long, wide, mildly sloping, switch backed ramp.

Some path sections have drop offs to the river or from boardwalks to the earth below.

There is space to turn a wheelchair around. Some sections are too narrow for side-by-side travel. Options for shorter walks are limited to a shorter return walk. This would mean not getting to the waterfall viewing platform. Mobile phone coverage is poor.

Note: The dirt road to Stevensons Falls is narrow and winding.

Rest areas
Picnic tables are not roll under. They are connected by pathways to the walk amongst grassy lawns. There is seating without armrests. Accessible interpretive signs have been installed along the path. An accessible viewing platform gives a view of the falls. Beyond this the track is not accessible.

There are no food and drink services nearby. Carry your own water bottle. Take you rubbish home with you.

Toilets
An accessible toilet is provided.

Dogs
Dogs must be on a leash.

There is no public transport.

Parking
2 accessible parking spaces are located beside the path. These have bollard protected side space and kerbless access to the walking path. The surface is sealed, smooth and flat. No road crossing or walking through a car park is required. Public parking is 30 meters away along a compacted gravel path.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

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Points of Interest

1. Walk entry

The walk begins at a map sign that describes the accessible walking path. Note: other intersecting paths are not accessible.

2. The Redwoods boardwalk

The first boardwalk begins immediately as a passage through a magnificent stand of giant Californian Redwoods.

3. The walking path

Good for dry weather, the path is of a relatively coarse compacted gravel in a clay like base. In damp weather some slippery wheel handling and increased narrow wheel resistance may be experienced.

4. Gellibrand River crossing

2.35 meter wide, sealed concrete ramps provide a path to the bridge and over the river. The slope is mild. The switchbacks make the ramps long. Manual wheelchair users may require assistance.

5. A persistent mild slope

The path follows the river to the falls as a gentle, but steady upward slope . Manual wheelchair users may find it tiring and require assistance. The narrowest part of the gravel path is 1.5 meters.

6. The last seat

Seats without armrests and picnic tables are provided. This is the last one before the final boardwalk approach to the falls. The boardwalk narrows to 1.4 meters, not enough for side-by-side travel.

7. An accessible viewing platform

An accessible viewing platform marks the return point of the accessible walk. It sits above the river with buffered edges. There are no safety rails. A rougher track continues beyond this stop.

8. Directional signs

Other walking paths intersect with the accessible walk. Directional signs provide guidance throughout the walk.

9. River views

The views of the boulder strewn river from the boardwalk are excellent.

10. Picnic tables

Outdoor picnic tables with pathways connected to the walking paths are provided. None are roll under, so be prepared for a bit of a stretch. Note the spectacular Blue Spruce trees in the background.

11. Accessible toilet

An accessible long drop toilet has been installed near the accessible parking. The door opening is 1.0 meters. The floor area is 2.3x1.88 meters.

12. Accessible parking

There is an accessible parking area beside the beginning of the walk. It has bollard protected side space and kerbless access. These 2 spaces are 30 meters closer to the walk than general parking.

13. General car park

If accessible parks are occupied a general car park is 30 meters away. The surface slopes slightly. It is of compacted gravel. Access to the path is kerbless through spaced bollards.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk