Erskine Falls, Lorne

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Watch water cascade over a 30 m (98 ft) drop, one of the highest drops in the Otways at Erskine Falls. Climb the stone and timber steps to access two viewing platforms. From here, you can photograph the falls from the front. The path to the lower platform has around 300 steps straight up from the base of the falls; there are rest areas along the way. A visit to Erskine Falls represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Lorne trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • close to the city, car park just in front of the entrance of the path. the waterfall (beg of March) was not super full but was, nonthless a very impressive scenario. not only the waterfall itself.. al...  more »
  • Despite the rather meagre water flow due to the dry weather it is still worth the trip. You can safely rock hop to the base of the falls even aged 57! 226 steps for 220m climb great cardiovascular exe...  more »
  • Stayed at Lorne so decided to check these out while here. We got there early which was really lucky because as we left a lot of tourists arrived. Lots of stairs to walk down to the actual waterfall so...  more »
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  • Well worth the visit and doing the steps. There are just over 240 steps down to the viewing point at the base. There's another viewing area part way down. The best is viewing from the base. The falls are about a 100 foot drop. They are the tallest in that area. We enjoyed our visit.
  • Very steep steps. Have to cross railings to get a good view. Once crossed view is spectacular. Best during off seasons. Can become quite busy. Worth the visit just to see one of the largest waterfalls along the great ocean road. Requires min. Moderate fitness.
  • Super popular fall. Decent walk in and very crowded is tourist season but worth it. If you're after a secluded lesser know fall there are plenty of others within a reasonable drive but you just have to see Erskine to say you've done it
  • Popular and busy falls. Easy access to the car park close to the falls then a short walk to the look-outs or scramble over the rocks for a closer view. Care needs to be taken when following the path and walking down-stream from the falls due the abundance of blackberry bushes.
  • Simply mesmerizing. A short 10 minute walk down the steps from the car park. A good place to have a warm cuppa whilst enjoying the view!
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