Erskine Falls is nine-kilometre from Lorne on Erskine Falls road in the Otways National Park. t is one of the most popular falls in the Otways and easily accessible by car. The road from Lorne to the park is really pretty, and it is totally worth the drive.
Only five-minute walk from the car park brings you to the first lookout of the falls. The walk down to the lower viewing platform is by steps. They are very secure but does involve a 10 to 15 minute walk.
The falls are beautiful and the lower viewing area does give you great views of the falls and the small pool at the base.
If you can’t walk down just take the small walk to the upper viewing area only. Kids enjoyed walking down the lower plate form and make sure you have good runners on. Pleas take care of young ones as it can be slippery on the rocks especially on a rainy day. Our kids loved scrabbling along the rocks up the falls.
Kids enjoyed rock hopping in the creek. Walk back up not an easy one! Bring a bottle of water and there are a few bench seats on the walk back up to have a rest. Apparently 250 steps back up to the car park, which can be muddy and slippery. If your kids are tiring during the walk back to the top, get them to count the steps. I’m always amazed at how that motivates my kids to keep climbing without complaint.What a beautiful place to see. One of the best on the Great Ocean Road with spectacular photo opportunities.
For the adventurous, there’s a hiking track from the falls, which takes you back into Lorne near the caravan park. I think it’s around 10 km. If you’re planning to do this, I advise you to check in at the local information centre first. Get a map and ask if the track is open. The falls have more water in the winter. Summer its a great place to get wet at the end of the walk. For more detail shots please check out our Photography page 🙂