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McKenzie Falls

Fast Facts

  • Location: In Grampians National Park in Victoria Province of Australia
  • Attraction type: Natural wonder
  • Significance: The largest waterfall in Grampians with a varied flora and fauna
  • Best Time to Visit: November to March
  • Visiting Hours: Daytime
  • How to Reach: By bus or car from Hamilton
  • Nearest International Airport: Hamilton
McKenzie Falls is the most visited waterfall in Grampians National Park, Victoria in south eastern portion of Australia. McKenzie Falls in Australia was named as such by explore and naturalist Mitchell in July 1836. Among the several water courses along River McKenzie, the McKenzie Fall is undoubtedly the most significant one. Apart from the falls, the flora and fauna of this area are equally magnificent.

McKenzie waterfall with a height of 20 to 25 meters and 20 meters wide is located between Zumsteins and Halls Gap off Mount Victory Road along rive McKenzie's course. The water flow which is regulated from Wartook Lake assumes a voluminous scale during floods.

The walking trail from Lake Wartook to McKenzie Falls through forested land is fabulous. This forest is the habitat for over 900 plant species, 200 bird species and hundreds of other animal species. Koalas, possums, echidnas, gliders, and of course kangaroos could be viewed from close quarters. This walking trail is steep at places. The base of McKenzie Falls can alternatively be approached by a walking track from Zumsteins. A lookout point 200 meters from the car parking area of McKenzie Falls offers a mesmerizing view of the surroundings. During summertime from November to March the falls is extremely refreshing. On your visit to McKenzie falls in Grampian National Park you might try horse riding in Wartook Valley, or attempt rock climbing under the guidance of experts.

Accommodation and Dining

Emu Holiday Park, Meringa Springs, Asses ears Wilderness Lodge, and Grampians Grelco Run are the different accommodation options you have while touring Grampian National Park.

Quarry Restaurant in Halls Gap serves delicious recipes, and is also available for parties and gatherings.

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