Natural Attractions, Parks, Gardens & Playgrounds, See & Do, Family Fun, Low Cost Activity
125 Agnes Falls Rd, Hazel Park VIC 3966, Australia
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 bird watch in this protected pocket of old forest and native bush land.
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 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.
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