Short Walks

Erskine Falls

The Otway National Park is filled with magnificent waterfalls, but only a handful are as stunning as Erskine Falls. These popular falls are surrounded by dense forest, thick tree canopies and far reaching Tree Ferns.

A short 10 minute drive into the Otways and you’ll arrive at the Erskine Falls Car Park. From here, it’s your choice if you want to visit lookout one, two or both.

Tip: The Otway National Park’s high rain fall makes for an incredible show as water plunges over Erskine Falls into the pond below.

Lookout One

It’s an easy walk to the first lookout from the car park, a paved track with steps. This lookout provides a spectacular view over the falls and tree canopy below.

This lookout is a short 300 metre return walk to the Car Park, taking 15 minutes.

Lookout Two

From Lookout One continue along the path in search of Erskine falls Lookout Two. This is a more strenuous walk as the path descends down 300 plus steps to the bottom of the falls, you’ll soon forget the steps as you admire the stunning falls from below. This is a 700 metre return walk taking roughly 30 minutes.

Looking for more? why not tackle the Erskine Falls hike and follow the 7 kilometre walk along the river back down into Lorne.

Download your Lorne Walks and Waterfalls map here. Or stop by the Lorne Visitor Information Centre for friendly local advice.

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