• Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Beauchamp Falls Carpark

  • End: Beauchamp Falls Carpark

  • Location: Great Otway National Park

  • Closest Town: Beech Forest

  • Distance from CBD: 204km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.65127793

  • Longitude: 143.6065704

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Beauchamp Falls is a 3km, grade 2 return hike, located in Great Otway National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

Beauchamp Falls is a spectacular 20 metre high waterfall which is reached via a short walk through very beautiful forest with mountain ash, large myrtle beech, and blackwood. The walk is downhill most of the way to the falls, and is worth taking your time to enjoy the surrounds. The falls are viewable from a platform. Then retrace your steps back uphill to the carpark.

About the region

Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay, along the world-famous Great Ocean Road and up through the Otways hinterland. Discover windswept coastlines and breathtaking waterfalls in tall mountain forests, walk the iconic Great Ocean Walk, immerse yourself in the Otway Lightstation's history, or surf some of the best breaks in Australia. Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the wonders of the Great Otway National Park. Great Otway National Park is in southern Victoria, Australia. It covers rugged coastland, beaches and the mountains of the Otway Ranges. Waterfalls dot the park, including the 3 cascades of Triplet Falls. Boardwalks lead through temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. The 1848 Cape Otway Lightstation perches on cliffs overlooking Bass Strait. Great Ocean Walk leads through the park to the Twelve Apostles rock formations.

Getting there

From Melbourne head to the village of Beech Forest via M1, C135 and C155. Once at Beech Forest, turn left onto Beech Forest-Lavers Hill Rd/C159, turn right onto Binns Rd, straight onto Flannagan Rd then turn right onto Beauchamp Falls Rd and you will shortly come tot he falls car park.


Take your time and enjoy the scenery. The walk is steep at times and there are lots of steps. The stairs are slippery when wet, and are very steep. Not suitable for individuals with mobility restrictions.

GPX File

Total distance: 2475 m
Max elevation: 461 m
Min elevation: 390 m
Total climbing: 86 m
Total descent: -86 m
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One thought on “Beauchamp Falls (3km)

  1. Great little 1 hour hike to an impressive waterfall.

    A great mix of undulating terrain, which at times runs alongside the creek. Would recommend going off the beaten track a little bit if photography is more your thing. Limited in some areas due to which side of the water the track is on.

    But all in all, a nice easy trek to a gorgeous piece of the Otways.

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