• Length: 6.3km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Water Gauge Camp Site

  • End: Water Gauge Camp Site

  • Closest Town: Murrindindi

  • Location: Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 102km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.4154961200

  • Longitude: 145.5649691800

Summary

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.

Getting There

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.

 

Total distance: 6346 m
Max elevation: 483 m
Min elevation: 342 m
Total climbing: 274 m
Total descent: -274 m
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