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Wilhelmina Falls (6.3km) – Family Hike
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Length (km): 6.3km
Grade: 4: Hard (experienced hikers only)
Distance from CBD (km): 102km
Description of hike
Hi, we are a family of three with an 11yr old daughter. We do weekly weekend hikes and happy for like-minded families to join in. If you are wanting to try out hiking or just love getting out into the great outdoors you are welcome to join in.
This hike is a relaxing, fun, hike and will have many breaks and the pace is set by the kids. So if your kids 10yrs old or older feel free to join us.
Families, single dads, single mums are all welcome.
Please make sure you wear correct foot wear, bring plenty of water and snacks.
This hike is for people with kids. Your kids must be supervised at all times by their parent or legal guardian. The organiser of this hike takes no responsibility for the safety of children attending this hike.
Wilhelmina Falls is a 6.3km, grade 4 Return hike located in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.
The Wilhelmina Falls hike starts and finishes at Water Gauge suspension bridge located at the Water Gauge camping site. By following the Murrindindi River Walk in a northern direction you will arrive at the junction of Wilhelmina Falls Track. Here the track climbs gradually to the base of the falls which flow all year round. These spectacular falls drop 75 metres down a steep granite rock face.
The hand railed viewing point is a great place to take a photo or two, but for your own safety please do not leave the track. Continue up the stairs to the top of the falls, here a new viewing platform is located providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountain range. The track is fairly uneven and steep in places, and walkers need to be self sufficient with food and water and wear sturdy footwear. Access to the top of the Falls can be obtained via Jacksons Road carpark. Take a drive along Falls Creek Road for 5.5km before turning left into Jacksons Road. Park the car at the carpark provided and meander through the gates following the signed trail to the breathtaking view from the platform.
About the region
Situated at the northern end of the Toolangi State Forest, the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve provides excellent opportunities for recreational activities such as camping, bushwalking, picnicking, fishing and mountain biking. The Murrindindi River is suitable for bathing and paddling, but is generally not deep enough for swimming or canoeing. The Murrindindi Scenic Reserve comprises 815 hectares of mixed species forest, which includes waterfalls, tree fern gullies and an abundance of birds and mammals.
From Melbourne – travel along the Melba Highway to the intersection of Murrindindi Road just before Devlins Bridge. Turn right and drive 10 km to the Reserve. Drive south along Murrindindi Road for approximately 3km until you reach the Water Gauge camping area.
Max elevation: 483 m
Min elevation: 342 m
Total climbing: 274 m
Total descent: -274 m
How to find you: 0409406678
Toilets Available: None
Drinking water available: None
Pace of hike: Relaxing stroll
Maximum number of attendees : 16
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