Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve


Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Gunaikurnai Peoples. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. Parks Victoria respects the deep connection that Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters that continue to be a part of Gunaikurnai living culture, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Hidden within the green, rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades from a 59m height over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge, forming Agnes Falls. Pack a picnic and birdwatch in this protected pocket of old forest and native bushland.

With impressive gorge views, cascading falls, an abundance of wildlife and unique, protected forest, Agnes Falls is a hidden patch of serenity near the Gippsland coastline. A short drive from Toora or Welshpool, it's also a beautiful, scenic stop on a day trip exploring South Gippsland. A 200m walking track leads from the car park to the falls viewing area, where you can see the Agnes River tumble over rocks and into the steep, sheltered gorge below. The falls are even more spectacular in wet seasons and after heavy rain.

The reserve protects a small remnant of the forests that once covered the Strzelecki Ranges, and the tall eucalypt canopy and diverse understorey of shrubs, ferns and trees are home to a range of birdlife. Keep an eye out for playful Grey Fantails and Eastern Yellow Robins darting through the low trees and shrubs, and listen for the calls of Kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas and Currawongs.

Relax in the grassy picnic ground beneath towering Blue Gums, leafy Blackwood and Silver Wattle trees, keeping watch for wildlife. You might even spot a Swamp Wallaby bounding through the shrubbery, or catch sight of a possum or owl coming out in the evening.

Birdwatchers can continue on the South Gippsland Highway to the shallow marine waters and intertidal mudflats along the Corner Inlet and Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Parks, and see the groups of migratory wading birds.

Things To Do

The waterfall at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Picnic at Agnes Falls

Sit at a picnic table or lay out a blanket under tall eucalypts and enjoy your lunch as you listen to the rush of the nearby falls.
The lush green gully at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Wildlife watching at Agnes Falls

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is home to diverse birdlife, such as honeyeaters, Grey Fantails, Currawongs, Crimson Rosellas and Kookaburras. Furry locals include wallabies and possums.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

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Agnes Fall Scenic Reserve

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella

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How to get there

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is 160km south-east of Melbourne. Access the waterfall from the South Gippsland Highway at Toora by following Silcocks Hill Road, Hazel Park Road and Agnes Falls Road. You can also reach the reserve from Welshpool via Slade Hill Road and Hazel Park Road. These approach roads offer a scenic route, with extensive views across Corner Inlet to the peaks of Wilsons Promontory.

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Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

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