Hopkins Falls


Hopkins Falls

90-meters wide, Hopkins Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the region. Easy accessible and impressive after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 19.985' E 142° 37.142'
Parking: Hopkins Falls Scenic Reserve, Hopkins Falls Road, Cudgee
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 12m Type of the waterfall: Block

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 38° 19.985' E 142° 37.142'
Parking:     Hopkins Falls Scenic Reserve, Hopkins Falls Road, Cudgee
Access:     5min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Hopkins Falls is roughly a 15 minutes’ drive away from Warrnambool, or 3 hours from Melbourne. From Warrnambool Town Centre head north on the B120. Turn right onto Wangoom Rd and follow it for the next 8 km. Then turn right onto Hopkins Falls Rd and stay on it for the next 4.2km. 

There is a huge car park immediately past the bridge over the Hopkins River. There are BBQ area and toilets available here.

It is a short walk (1 minute) from the parking to the upper viewing platform. Accessible for a wheelchair. We highly recommend walking down the stairs to the lower viewing platform. It takes roughly 5 minutes to reach the falls’ base. The view from here is spectacular. Return via the same track.

The waterfall is attractive after rain (as per photo). Unfortunately, during dry summer there could be little or no water here.


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