Paradise Falls is in the heart of the King Valley in Alpine National Park. The falls are most spectacular in spring, early summer or after rain, so plan your visit accordingly if you're keen to see the water at its most impressive.
A pleasant 500m walk from the car park takes you to the falls viewing platform, where you can watch the falls drop from a breathtaking conglomerate rock ledge formation. The path allows you to follow the contours of this rock formation on stone steps. For your safety, please stay on the designated walking track to avoid unstable rocks and minimise damage to native vegetation.
In the Day Visitor Area you'll find picnic tables and designated fireplaces with barbecue plates – an ideal destination for a day trip with the family. Toilets are located at the rear of the car park, but you'll need to bring your own drinking water. Make sure you extinguish your fire with water after using the fireplaces, and take all your rubbish out with you.
For the more adventurous, take the Falls Walking Track from the car park to Wobonga Plateau: a 7km return trip that will take you up to McMillan's Track Lookout, perched on a rocky escarpment. Absorb the breathtaking views of the Upper King River and Lake William Hovel, as well as the rolling hills stretching towards the peaks of Mount Stirling and Mount Buller.
Things to do in the area
Lake William Hovell
How to get there
Need to know
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.
Alpine National Park
Track closures due to flood impactThe following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:
- Cobberas Track
- Ingeegoodbee Track
- Little Cobbler Track
Wabonga and McMillan's Track closures for repairs and maintenanceWabonga 4WD track will be closed from the intersection of Paradise Falls Rd to Basin Track intersection, and McMillan's Track will be closed from Burrowes Rd to Wabonga track for the period 25th September to 15th December inclusive.The closure is to allow for important track repairs, culvert and bridge installations to support fire fighting access and response.If the works are completed prior to the 15th December the track will be re-opened.Alternative access to the Wabonga Plateau area can be via Long Spur, Basin Track, Top Crossing, or Burnt Top once the Seasonal Road closures have ended on the 2nd November.
Mt Pinnibar Track - deteriorated conditionMt Pinnibar Track – deteriorated conditionMt Pinnibar Track between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track has deteriorated significantly following recent flood and storm events.Visitors are advised to consider alternate routes to the summit of Mt Pinnibar until repairs can be carried out.
Bogong High Plains RoadFollowing the landslide at Bogong Village the Bogong High Plains Road is now open however remediation work will continue into the foreseeable future to rectify the damage created by the landslide. Parks Victoria advises that all visitors check the Regional Roads Victoria and Victoria's big build website for the latest traffic updates on closures or delays before visiting.https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/north-eastern-improvements/bogong-high-plains-road-landsliphttps://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip
- Cobberas Track
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Mt Selwyn Road closureMount Selwyn Road is closed between the intersections of Five Ways and Canyo Road between May 2023 till approximately December 2023 due to significant road works being undertaken on this section of road.Alternate routes are Dingo Creek Tk - Great Diving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd, Selwyn Creek Rd - Great Driving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd or Selwyn Creek Rd - Tea Tree Range Rd - Mt Selwyn Rd or Walshs Tk - East Buffalo Rd - West Humffray Rd - Selwyn Tk. - Please check seasonal road closures prior to departure as these might affect your vogue.In the interest of visitor safety this road is closed between May 2023 till approximately December 2023.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2023
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.
McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Alpine National Park, Bundara - Cobungra Remote and Natural Area)
Trap Yard Gap Track Temporarily ClosedA sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tap across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on.
Attachments: Buckety (150KB)
Davies Plain Hut & Camping Area (Alpine National Park)
Early seasonal closure for Davies Plain Track and Kings Plain Track, Alpine National ParkKings Plain Track and Davies Plain Track between Buckwong Creek Camping Area (at Tom Groggin) and Charlies Creek Camping Area are seasonally closed to all vehicles from 1 May to 30 November inclusive. Sections of Davies Plain Track north of Buckwong Creek Camping Area (at Tom Groggin) and south of Charlies Creek Camping Area are seasonally closed to vehicles between the 2nd Thursday in June and the Thursday before Melbourne Cup day.
Attachments: Davies Plain Track seasonal closure section_1 May - 30 Nov (258KB)