Carisbrook Falls

Great Ocean Road / near Apollo Bay / near Lorne / Wongarra, Victoria, Australia

Rating: 1.5     Difficulty: 1.5
Carisbrook Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Carisbrook Falls was probably one of the few waterfalls that we could quite seriously say was literally on the Great Ocean Road. Most of the rest of the waterfalls required some bit of a drive further inland to access, but this waterfall was only a short hike away from the famous road itself (see directions below). Yet despite its close proximity to the Southern Ocean, the short 300m uphill walk that we went on took us into a lush but sun-exposed ravine where we were able to get a distant look at this impressive 50m waterfall. It only took Julie and I 15 minutes round trip though I'd imagine it could be 30 minutes return (as the signs indicated) at a much more leisurely pace.

We felt this was one of those look-but-don't-touch waterfalls since there seemed to be no reasonable access to get closer to the falls. Instead, we were merely content to get our views from the overlook though with the somewhat low flow, it was hard to truly appreciate its size from such a distance. It seemed like there were some additional hidden tiers of the falls in the densely vegetated ravine below making this falls seem smaller than it really was.

In any case, I'd imagine if Carisbrook Creek would have greater flow, it would be a lot more photogenic than what we saw. However, considering our November 2006 visit was so adversely affected by drought, the relatively satisfactory flow of the falls was most certainly a welcome sight.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

About 108km west of Carisbrook Falls (12km east of Port Campbell) along the Great Ocean Road was the Twelve Apostles, which we thought was the signature attraction of the Great Ocean RoadAbout 108km west of Carisbrook Falls (12km east of Port Campbell) along the Great Ocean Road was the Twelve Apostles, which we thought was the signature attraction of the Great Ocean Road
This was the Great Ocean Road as we were headed back towards Melbourne after having left Apollo Bay (near Carisbrook Falls) then LorneThis was the Great Ocean Road as we were headed back towards Melbourne after having left Apollo Bay (near Carisbrook Falls) then Lorne
Melbourne was a pretty happening metropolis where it seemed like there was quite a blend of old (like what's shown here) as well as the newMelbourne was a pretty happening metropolis where it seemed like there was quite a blend of old (like what's shown here) as well as the new
Sign at the start of the short track to Carisbrook FallsSign at the start of the short track to the falls

We noticed this green little bird checking us out while we were on our way to Carisbrook FallsWe noticed this green little bird checking us out while we were on our way to the falls

Made it up to the overlook as Julie checks out the view of Carisbrook FallsMade it up to the overlook as Julie checks out the view of the falls

Full context of the Carisbrook Falls and ravine belowFull context of the falls and ravine below

Zoomed in look at Carisbrook FallsZoomed in look at the falls

Julie walking back on the Carisbrook Falls Track towards the car parkJulie walking back on the falls track towards the car park

Returning to the car parkReturning to the car park


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

The car park for Carisbrook Falls is along the Great Ocean Road about 16km east of Apollo Bay (about 4km east of Wongarra) along the Great Ocean Road. Look for the car park on the left side of the road, which was well-signed.

Going in the other direction, the car park would be on the right side of the Great Ocean Road about 29km west of Lorne, which itself was about 142km (under 2 hours drive) southwest of Melbourne or 68km (over an hour drive) southwest of Geelong.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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