Erskine Falls Trailhead (Great Otway National Park)

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Erskine Falls Trailhead (Great Otway National Park)

Stop at popular Erskine Falls trail head for a scenic break. Meander down a short stretch of stairs to see the falls cascading 30 metres in to the lush fern-laden gully below or to the bottom for a river level view. Alternatively you can meander along the Lemonade Creek walk.

How to get there

Erskine Falls Trailhead (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Erskine Falls Trailhead (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No bicycles
  • No camping

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Aire River West campground- winter site closures

Due to wet conditions sites 17 to 40 (known as "the flats") at the Aire river West campground will be closed until November 1st 2022. 

Aire River East Campground - winter closure

Due to unseasonably wet weather the Aire River East campground will be closed until November 1st 2022. Site are available at the Aire west campground

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Great Otway National Park this includes:
  • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
  • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

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