Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

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Paradise Falls

Alpine National Park

Located in the stunning Alpine National Park, Paradise Falls cascades an uninterrupted 31 metres from a conglomerate rock formation. The walk to the viewing platform is a well-made but steep stepped track. From here, you can take in the spectacular falls and watch the stream wind down through the landscape.

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

A wide view of Lake Cobbler under a blue sky.

Lake Cobbler

Nestled in Alpine Ash and Gums is Lake Cobbler, where you can find camping and day visitor areas, hut and toilet facilities, and abundant wildlife. The overflow from this lake feeds Dandongadale Falls on the Cobbler Plateau. Adventurous hikers can find the head of the hiking trail to the summit of Mount Cobbler nearby.
Looking over Lake Cobbler, Alpine National Park

Cobbler Lake Camping Area

This camping spot is a great base for experienced walkers to tackle Mt Cobbler or visit the nearby Dandongale Falls.
A view of Lake William Hovell with the mountain ranges reflected in the surface.

Lake William Hovell

Visit this charming lake for some recreational water activities – it's a great spot for kayaking and boating, and has barbecues, fire pits and toilet facilities. Take the family and a packed lunch and relax by the water at one of the picnic tables.
A woman hikes to the top of Mt Cobbler with spectacular views of the High Country in the background.

Mount Cobbler Walk

Enjoy a beautiful walk to Mount Cobbler and take in amazing views from the top of the mountain. The track is relatively steep and recommended for physically fit walkers.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.

How to get there

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls is located in the King Valley, 60km southeast of Wangaratta, 78km northeast of Mansfield, and 16km southeast of Cheshunt township. The last 11km into the National Park is 2WD-accessible gravel road.

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets
Viewing Lookout - Cut Section

Need to know

Paradise Falls

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 - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)

    The following tracks in the Alpine NP (Omeo Management Area) are currently closed to all vehicles while condition assessments and repairs are being undertaken:
     
    Ingeegoodbee Track
    Cobberas Track
    MacFarlanes Flat Track

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Feathertop area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Friday 11th March, Monday 28th March – Friday 1st April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: ANP_Feathertop aerial shooting Information (744KB)

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Thursday 10th March, Monday 4th – Friday 8th April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: ANP_Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains aerial shooting informat (490KB)

    Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NP

    A severely water damaged section of Besford Track, within the Alpine National Park north of Benambra, is closed to all vehicles. There is no through access for vehicles on Besford Track between the Benambra-Corryong Road and Deep Creek Track.

    Early seasonal road closures 2022

    The following roads in the Alpine National Park are subject to early seasonal road closures.

    From 1 May 2022: Golden Ridge Track (Map 34D), King Spur Track (Map 34D), Long Spur Track (Map 34D), Shepherds Creek Track (Map 34D), and Kelly Lane (Map 34I).

    From 7 May 2022: Davies Plain Track (Maps 34F and 34G), and Kings Plain Track (Map 34F).

    From 16 May 2022: Bluff Track (Map 34A).

    See Map 34A: Alpine National Park (West A), Map 34D: Alpine National Park (Central), Map 34F: Alpine National Park (North East), Map 34G: Alpine National Park (East), and Map 34I: Alpine National Park (South West) for locations of the closures.

    Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

    Planned aerial shooting operations - Tom Groggin area

    Parts of this park will be closed from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.
     
    See attached map for details.
     

    Track Closure

    Mount Wellington and Moroka Range Tracks are closed due to four-wheel drive track maintenance works.

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Bogong High Plains and Foothills area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.
     
    See attached map for details.
     

    Attachments: Park closure - Bogong High Plains - May 2022 (644KB)

    Foothills & Southern Alps 4WD Track Maintenance


    Extensive roading maintenance work has commenced across vast areas of the Southern Alps. Works are occurring on various tracks in State Forest and the Alpine National Park north of Licola and will continue while conditions allow. We wish to inform visitors that the four-wheel drive network remains open, but you may encounter delays. Please contact the Heyfield Office for specific local information as machines will be moving throughout the landscape.

    Traffic Delays - Howitt Road

    Traffic delays will occur on Howitt Road near Dimmicks Lookout on the 24th and 25th of May. Excavation works are being undertaken to repair a section of the road. Visitors should consider an alternative route on these dates or expect delays.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

  • Frys Flat Camping Area (Howqua Hills Historic Area, Howqua River Heritage River)

    Vehicle access to Frys Flat Horse Yards

    The Howqua Hills Track between Sheepyard Flat South and Frys Flat currently requires 4WD capability and may not be suitable for the use of floats and trailers to transport horses into this area.  It is recommended that visitors inspect the track prior to crossing to ensure that they are comfortable with the condition of the track and have the ability to cross safely. 

    Parks Victoria are currently negotiating various approvals and permits required to undertake the necessary repair and maintenance to restore this section of track. 

    If you still wish to book and camp at Fry’s Flat with your horse, there are alternate methods of accessing the area.  You can:

    • Walk/ride horses in from Howqua Hills track (100-200m)
    • Walk/ride horse in from Martin/Fern or Spring street (across the river)

    Alternative camping areas with vehicle-accessible horse yards available for booking nearby are also found at: 

    • Tunnel Bend, Howqua Hills Historic Area (up to 10 horses, dogs permitted).
    • 7-mile Flat, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
    • King River Hut, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
    • Lovicks Hut (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted) 

    For further information, please contact the Mansfield office on 03 5733 1200 and ask to speak to one of the PV Rangers. 

 
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