Trentham Falls

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Trentham Falls

Coliban River Scenic Reserve

Trentham Falls are part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Trentham Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Central Victoria, and a must see when you’re visiting Trentham or Daylesford. A popular destination in Winter and Spring, when the falls show their true power and presence.

Trentham Falls is the highest single drop of any waterfall in Central Victoria. Plunging more than 32 metres down a basalt cliff, it has formed a ravine several hundred metres long. Either taking the steps or the gently sloped path, glimpses of the falls can be seen as you meander your way down from the carpark. Take a seat on the benches provided or stand at the lookout whilst you take in the beauty of the falls and nature around you. 

This 24Ha reserve contains more than 80 species of indigenous plants with some of the largest eucalypts remaining in the area, creating a home for many nocturnal mammals and a wide range of birds.

The falls were no doubt visited by the Dja Dja Wurrung people, the traditional owners of this area. Since European settlement, the falls have been a popular destination for tourists and local residents.

Picnic tables and fire pits are available for a BBQ or picnic under the shade of the tree canopy. If you’re planning to use the fire pit, you will need to bring your own wood with you. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead. 

As waterfalls are within a natural environment, you may encounter hazards. Please read site signage carefully and remain on formed tracks. 

Things to do in the area

 
Forest scenery in the southern areas of the Hepburn Regional Park

Walking in Hepburn Regional Park

Discover the park's picturesque waterfalls, spectacular views, natural springs and relics from the Gold Rush era on one of the many walking tracks.
Mineral Springs such as Argyle Spring are an unique feature of Hepburn Regional Park

Mineral Springs at Hepburn Regional Park

Natural mineral springs abound in the Daylesford and Hepburn area. Mineral springs in the park include Sailors Falls, Tipperary Springs, Golden and Argyle Springs.
Two women walk in front the Garfield Water Wheel near Castlemaine.

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Take a trip back in time to the Victorian Goldrush and explore abandoned mines and settlements among shady Box-Ironbark woodlands.

How to get there

Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls is an hour's drive north-west of Melbourne. The falls are located a short drive from the town of Trentham and just under 20 minutes from Daylesford.

Need to know

Trentham Falls

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Other issues

    Trentham Falls toilets closed

    The toilets at Trentham Falls are closed until further notice following storm damage. The closest public toilets are located 3km away at the Trentham recreation reserve on Market street Trentham. 

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A couple stand and admire Sheoak Falls near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Sheoak Falls

The Sheoak Falls Walk weaves its way from the coastal woodland at the mouth of the Sheoak Creek and through wet forest to the hidden cascades of Sheoak Falls.
A young couple cross the stream on rocks in front a the spectacular MacKenzies Falls.

MacKenzie Falls

An easy stroll from the MackKenzie Falls carpark leads to a viewing platform overlooking the picturesque Broken Falls. To reach the base of MacKenzie Falls, follow the signs. Take care as this walk has many steps and is steep, slippery and strenuous in sections.
View of Sailors falls from the lower viewing area in Hepburn Regional Park

Hepburn Regional Park

Nestled around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs, Hepburn Regional Park is a real treasure rich with picturesque waterfalls, spectacular views, natural springs and relics from the Gold Rush era.
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