Impressive Erskine Falls
Erskine Falls is one of the best known waterfalls of the Otway Ranges and is certainly among the most visited. At 30m, the falls are the highest single drop of all the otway waterfalls, and will not disappoint visitors even in the summer months when there is little water cascading over it's impressive rock face and into the picturesque pool below.
Large visitor numbers are due not only to the impressive nature of the falls, but also due to its close proximity to Lorne, one of the main tourist centres of the Great Ocean Road.
You will struggle to get some 'alone time' with the waterfall, as a constant stream of visitors take the short but steep walk to the two viewing platforms. The first platform is only 80m from the carpark, and offers an elevated view similar to that of Hopetoun Falls' upper platform.
The second platform is a further 150m down steep and sometimes slippery steps, so take care and take your time in wet conditions. It may be a little strenuous, but the walk to the lower viewing platform is well worth the effort, and you will be treated to a magnificent view of not only erskine falls, but also the beautiful fern gully and views downstream.
Erskine River Track
The Erskine River Track may entice you to explore downstream and into more lush rainforest, but take care as there are many river crossing across very slippery rocks, and should not be attempted after heavy rain; it is recommended for experienced walkers.
If you are up to it, it is a very rewarding walk, with straw falls and splitter falls a bit further down.
The 'Sanctuary' is a natural amphitheatre a little closer to Lorne, which was used to hold church services in Lorne's pioneer days.
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