• Length: 6.3km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Water Gauge Camp Site

  • End: Water Gauge Camp Site

  • Location: Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

  • Closest Town: Murrindindi

  • Distance from CBD: 102km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.41549612

  • Longitude: 145.5649692

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Wilhelmina Falls is a 6.3km, grade 4 return hike, located in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike 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.

GPX File

Total distance: 6346 m
Max elevation: 484 m
Min elevation: 342 m
Total climbing: 279 m
Total descent: -279 m
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4 thoughts on “Wilhelmina Falls (6.3km)

  1. Fantastic hike today, we went with full kit as we are preparing for overnight hikes and this was a great prep. The trail is clearly defined and starts gently along the Murrandindi river walk. Once you hit the Wilhelmina falls trail it gets tougher and good shoes are advised. The falls are great and the views from the top spectacular.

  2. Had a great hike on this one. We did it with two back packs loaded with water of 10.5kg and 12.5kg.

    We did it with our daughter 11yrs and a friend whom hadn’t done any hiking before. They did it easy.

    Although a bit steep in a few areas near the falls it was an easy walk.

  3. Wilhemina Falls track was definitely a tough one in 30 degree heat. Aim for an overcast day in summer. Once you reach the chain rails and stairs it becomes extremely steep. Certainly had our hearts pumping.(140bpm detected on the apple watch).

    The 1st set of waterfall baths are shin-deep but still lovely. If you can, continue the steep path to the 2nd waterfall baths which are knee-thigh deep.

    Take care on the slippery rocks and move carefully as it can be quite a dangerous track.

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