With over 10 waterfall walks within 10 minutes of Lorne, enter the waterfall capital of Australia and experience a lost world of emerald green gullies.
Discover the magnificent Erskine Falls which flows year-round and only a short drive from town. A short walk down more than 270 steps leads to a lookout at the base of the falls. Admire one of the highest drops in the Otways as you watch the water cascade over the moss-laden cliff face and plunge into the gully below.
The pleasant Blanket Leaf Picnic Area is nestled among tall eucalyptus trees and has everything you need for a peaceful day out, including accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelter. Stroll to Cora Lynn Cascade or follow Lemonade Creek Walk to approach Erskine Falls from a different angle.
Sheoak Picnic Area is a hub for those wanting to chase waterfalls, with walks leading to Kalimna, Sheoak, Henderson, Won Wondah and Phantom Falls. The tranquil picnic ground contains accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelters - perfect if you want to make a day of your visit!
Also starting at Sheoak Picnic Area, the Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls Walk requires preparation. The 8km trail follows the old timber tramway through shady fern gullies and tall, open eucalypt forest.
Camping options include walk-in Allenvale Campground, nestled on the banks of St George River. Big Hill Campground set in an open, grassy area surrounded by tall forest and Jamieson Creek Campground offers panoramic views just meters from the campground.
As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Lorne is a safe and enjoyable one.
Things to do
How to get there
A bus service runs between Geelong, Lorne and Apollo Bay, connecting with regional train services train services to Melbourne. Visit the PTV website for more information on buses and trains that connect to this part of the Great Otway National Park.
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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.
Herberts (Wymbooliel) Campground (Great Otway National Park)
Herbert's Campground closedHerbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.
Beauchamp Falls Reserve
Beauchamp Falls Reserve ClosureBeauchamp Falls campground, road and waterfall are closed to visitors until further notice due to upgrade works.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Lorne Area Closures Due to Planned BurningDue to a planned burn occurring in the Lorne area, a number of Parks Victoria visitor sites and walking tracks will be closed for safety reasons between the 24 February and 14 March 2021 while the burn occurs.Visitor sites that are closed:Allenvale Mill CampgroundSheoak Picnic AreaSheaok FallsWalking tracks that are closed :Cora LynnPhantom FallsCanyonHenderson Falls/Won Wondah FallsKalimna FallsSheoak CreekCastle RockCumberland Garvey Link
Triplet Falls and Little Aire Falls Temporary ClosureFrom the 9th March - 31st March the Phillips Track access to Triplet and Little Aire Falls will be closed for essential road works. Triplet Falls and Little Aire Falls visitor sites will therefore be closed during this period.The linking Brown Town and Youngs Creek tracks will be also be closed during this period for visitor safety.Access to the nearby Otway Fly will remain open.
Great Otway National Park
Beach between Red Rocks and Anglesea Family Caravan Park closed until further noticeThe beach between Red Rocks, off Hurst Rd, and the Anglesea Family Caravan Park is closed until further notice for public safety. There has been recent landslip activity at the area known as Demon's Bluff and monitoring of the site has identified an increase risk for further landslips.