Straw Falls


Straw Falls

Quite often overlooked due to a more popular neighbour, Straw Falls is found just in 10 minutes’ walk away from Erskine Falls.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 30.421' E 143° 55.025'
Parking: the end of Erskine Falls Access Rd, Lorne
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 50min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Segmented

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 38° 30.421' E 143° 55.025'
Parking:     the end of Erskine Falls Access Rd, Lorne
Access:     50min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Straw Falls is roughly a 15 minutes’ drive away from Lorne, or 2 hours from Melbourne. From Lorne Town Centre follow William Street, which becomes Erskine Falls Rd. In 8 km, turn right into Erskine Falls Access Road and follow it for the next 1.5 km. The road is a sealed one.

The car park, at the end of the road, has a few dedicated spaces, but have no facilities (neither toilets, nor tables). Closest toilets are Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground (6 minutes’ drive). From the parking follow Erskine Falls Walk which brings you to the Upper Viewing Platform (Erskine Falls), then continue descending to the Lower Viewing Platform and the Erskine River. 200 stair-steps will take about 10 minutes. From the Lower Platform, follow the river downstream (continue on to Erskine Falls Walk). You will need to cross the river. Usually, you can do it easily with dry foot, but after a heavy rain it could be impassable. In 10 minutes you will reach Straw Falls. The falls is on your left, you won’t miss it. This waterfall must be impressive after a decent rain.

Return via the same track (50 minutes – 1 hr return), or continue on to the track and visit Splitter Falls which is found along the same walk and roughly 40 minutes’ walk away from Straw Falls. Return via the same track (1.5-2 hrs return), or continue on to the track till you reach Lorne (2-3 hrs one-way). You need to organize a transport if you choose to do one-way walk only.

Straw Falls is a permanent waterfall, but can have little water during dry season. More spectacular after a decent rain.

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Erskine Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Sheoak Falls

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Access:     40min return walk
Driving:   15.2 km (21 mins)

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Carisbrook Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   38.9 km (51 mins)

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Stevensons Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   39.6 km (58 mins)

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Urquhart's Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     1min return walk
Driving:   50.7 km (1 hour 3 mins)

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