With over 10 waterfall walks within 10 minutes of Lorne, enter the waterfall capital of Australia and experience a lost world of emerald green gullies.
Discover the magnificent Erskine Falls which flows year-round and only a short drive from town. A short walk down more than 270 steps leads to a lookout at the base of the falls. Admire one of the highest drops in the Otways as you watch the water cascade over the moss-laden cliff face and plunge into the gully below.
The pleasant Blanket Leaf Picnic Area is nestled among tall eucalyptus trees and has everything you need for a peaceful day out, including accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelter. Stroll to Cora Lynn Cascade or follow Lemonade Creek Walk to approach Erskine Falls from a different angle.
Sheoak Picnic Area is a hub for those wanting to chase waterfalls, with walks leading to Kalimna, Sheoak, Henderson, Won Wondah and Phantom Falls. The tranquil picnic ground contains accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelters - perfect if you want to make a day of your visit!
Also starting at Sheoak Picnic Area, the Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls Walk requires preparation. The 8km trail follows the old timber tramway through shady fern gullies and tall, open eucalypt forest.
Camping options include walk-in Allenvale Campground, nestled on the banks of St George River. Big Hill Campground set in an open, grassy area surrounded by tall forest and Jamieson Creek Campground offers panoramic views just meters from the campground.
As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Lorne is a safe and enjoyable one.
Things to do
How to get there
A bus service runs between Geelong, Lorne and Apollo Bay, connecting with regional train services train services to Melbourne. Visit the PTV website for more information on buses and trains that connect to this part of the Great Otway National Park.
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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.
Great Otway National Park
Beach between Red Rocks and Anglesea Family Caravan Park closed until further noticeThe beach between Red Rocks, off Hurst Rd, and the Anglesea Family Caravan Park is closed until further notice for public safety. There has been recent landslip activity at the area known as Demon's Bluff and monitoring of the site has identified an increase risk for further landslips.
Beauchamp Falls Reserve
Beauchamp Falls Reserve ClosureBeauchamp Falls campground, road and waterfall are closed to visitors until further notice due to upgrade works.
Herberts (Wymbooliel) Campground (Great Otway National Park)
Herbert's Campground closedHerbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.
Castle Rock Walk (Great Otway National Park)
Castle Rock Lookout Limited AccessCastle Rock lookout is only accessible via the walking tracks from Sheoak Picnic Ground and Sheoak Falls. Due to planned burning operations Garvey Track and the Cumberland Garvey Link Track are closed until further notice.
Aire River West Campground (Great Otway National Park)
Aire River West Campground FloodingParks Victoria has closed campsites 20 to 40 at the Aire River West due to flooding. There is decreased capacity at the campground as a result.
Kalimna Falls Walk (Great Otway National Park)
Kalimna Falls walking track closed until further notice due to planned burning operationsKalimna Falls walking track is closed until further notice due to planned burning operations. Alternative walking opportunities include Phantom Falls from the Allenvale car park, returning via the same route.
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