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  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Beauchamp Falls Carpark

  • End: Beauchamp Falls Carpark

  • Closest Town: Beech Forest

  • Location: Great Otway National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 204km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.6512779300

  • Longitude: 143.6065703600

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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 1hrs to complete.

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.

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.

Tips

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.

 

Total distance: 2475 m
Max elevation: 460 m
Min elevation: 390 m
Total climbing: 85 m
Total descent: -85 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.