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Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest

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#43 of 96 in Nature in Victoria
Waterfall Nature / Park
The Hopetoun Falls is a waterfall across the Aire River that is located in The Otways region of Victoria, Australia.Location and featuresThe falls are located approximately south of the locality of at an elevation of above sea level and range between 45- in height. Hopetoun Falls adjacent to the Apollo Bay - Beech Forest Road about south of the Beauchamp Falls turnoff and roughly northwest of the coastal town of Apollo Bay.Much attention has been given to preserving the natural characteristics of Hopetoun Falls while allowing ample access for visitors. The falls have a large set of well-built and maintained stairs that lead down a natural patio to a viewing platform very close to the foot of the waterfall. Hopetoun Falls plunges 30 m in a rectangular shape. Many visitors come every year to look at its natural beauty.
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  • We enjoyed a peaceful winters hike into see Hopetoun Falls. Rails and stairs most of the way. Only a 20-30 minute trail to the bottom. What goes down must come up but well worth the visit and plenty o...  more »
  • We went walking through the bush And the kids just loved it...we didn't go to the water fall this trip as this was a stop before we visited the California redwoods. The bush here is just beautiful  more »
  • A relatively strenuous walk but well worth the effort. We visited in winter and there was plenty of water. Take care not to slip on the paths if it is wet. We went mid-week and only saw 2-3 other peop...  more »
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  • A magical place to visit! A decent asend on the way up! Wear proper shoes.
  • A bit of a steep walk to get down to the falls but a wonderfully beautiful spot. The platform with a view of the falls has the river running right by it.
  • Bit of a drive down the dirt road and only a small car park (that does not always accommodate all the visitors). The steps down to the falls are very steep and numerous (may not be suited for all ages or abilities), but the walk at the base of the falls is nice and worth the visit.
  • As a photographer it's better to go there very early to avoid the crowds and to get the best light.
  • Beautiful waterfall worth the drive - short but steep walk down.

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