“One of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Great Otway National Park.”
— Tom Robson
Birding · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildlife
This hike has some of the best waterfalls in all of Great Otway National Park, and young'uns will love it.
Nestled amongst ancient forests of Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech, the Triplet Falls area hides three distinct and impressive cascades. These waterfalls flow through the shady rainforest and the glades of mossy tree ferns. If you're planning a short trip to Great Otway National Park, do not miss Triplet Falls.
The Triplet Falls track takes visitors through deep rainforest and past immense cascades. While on this track, keep an eye out for massive Mountain Ash. Some of these trees are estimated at over 200 years of age, and their size corresponds with that number. Additionally, these trees grow from a seed the size of a grain of sand...!
Keep your ears open as you head through the ancient forest, you should be able to hear the falls before you see them. Once at the falls, platforms will provide you with a stable and incredible view of the falls.
These cascades are created by Young Creek, which flows from Weeaproinah. The town has the state's highest average annual rainfall of almost two meters.
From the falls, the track continues past the site of Knott's No. 1 Mill and will bring you back to the parking area and your car.
Flora & Fauna
Platypus sightings are rare, but they have been seen in this area.
History & Background
This area, like many others nearby, was once home to a logging operation. The Triplet Falls region was home to Knott's No. 1 sawmill. Built in 1908, the mill was one of the most productive in the area. At its peak, the mill processed over 3,600 tons of Mountain Ash per annum. This timber was used to build homes for servicemen returning from WWI.