Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest

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#44 of 252 in Nature in Victoria
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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  • Easy to drive to, smallish carpark, a viewing platform 20 metres from carpark for those who don’t want to do the walk to the base of the falls. A steepish climb down, many steps, some fitness is requi...  more »
  • Great location, easy to get to from Colac, quite a ride from Skenes Creek as the road is very windy. Worth a visit, there are 201 steps but not too steep and easy to get down and up  more »
  • Very picturesque scenery, worth the detour if you have time. Beware of the road to get there - if you’re driving a large vehicle then it can be super tight if you meet an oncoming car. It’s also mad b...  more »
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  • Hopetoun falls runs year round and is an amazing part of the Otway National Park. Well worth the trip, this is one of the easier waterfalls to get too. The path is about 1km and has its moments of difficulty. An enjoyable walk through the forest to see this amazing water feature and to relax enjoying the white noise and motion of the fall.
  • Beautiful falls are always worth a visit and these were no different. It's quite a walk downhill to see the bottom of the falls, which can be a little steep in parts. This also means the hike back up can be hard on you because of how steep it can be in parts and there aren't all that many spots to rest along the way. It's also not far from the California Redwoods so of you're already making the trek out there, be sure to visit both. Also, remember to tread lightly. These places are beautiful, and do require care.
  • Prepare for the walk back up!!! Absolutely gorgeous forestry leading you down to the base of the waterfall. Short but quite demanding steps down, more demanding on the way back up! Downside to this is the path ends too far away from the waterfall and is fenced off. Not advised but you can get over the railing and navigate the rocks to get right to the base of the waterfall. We got our two year old there no problem. Take the small risk, you'll enjoy yourself!
  • Deep inside the forest... A good place to see.. Ensure the route and don't get lost without your GPS working properly.. No mobile connectivity for around 15kms..
  • Good waterfall with a lot of steps to walk. Try stevenson falls if you dont want to walk a lot. And the access road also was terrible to hopetoun.
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