Granite Falls


Granite Falls

A short but wide cascade waterfall, Granite Falls is reached via a gorgeous 1.5hrs return walk. Quite often overlooked due to a more popular neighbor Lal Lal Falls.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37° 38' 45.2976" E 144° 2' 20.7024"
Parking: Harris Rd, Lal Lal
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type:800m of Gravel Road Return track duration: 1hr 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 7m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 37° 38' 45.2976" E 144° 2' 20.7024"
Parking:     Harris Rd, Lal Lal
Access:     1hr 10min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Granite Falls is roughly a 25minutes’ drive away from Ballarat. From Ballarat travel south-east on the A300 for 23km. Turn left into Clarendon-Lal Lal Rd, which becomes Lal Lal Falls Rd. After 7.2km of driving slide left onto Racecourse Rd, then turn right onto Harris Rd. There is a small signposted car park, to your right, 550m from beginning of the road. The road surface is sealed apart from the last 800m which is an dirt road.

The car park has no facilities other than a trails map. The neares facilities, including toilets, BBQ, etc are found at Lal Lal Falls Reserve.

From the parking follow a well marked, 2.8km track, which brings you to Granite Falls roughly after 35 minutes of walking. It's not marked, just walk towards the Moorabool River when you hear the falling water.

Moorabool Falls is 10 minutes away from the Granite Falls.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is 1.5 hours (including Moorabool Falls), or 1 hr 10 min if you are not walking to the Moorabool Falls.

Granite Falls is a permanent waterfall.

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Moorabool Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Lal Lal Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk
Driving:   1.3 km (2 mins)

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Sailors Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   51.7 km (43 mins)

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The Blowhole

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   62.7 km (54 mins)

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Trentham Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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