Newtown Falls

Beechworth Historic Park / near Wangaratta / near Albury-Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

Rating: 1.5     Difficulty: 1
Newtown Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Newtown Falls was another Beechworth waterfall attraction that we stumbled upon as we were making our way from New South Wales towards Melbourne, Victoria. I noticed that in some of the literature out there, this waterfall was also called Newton Falls, but I'm not sure if this was a typo or not. This was pretty much a roadside waterfall that was particularly picturesque as it fell beneath the Newtown Bridge. Perhaps the only challenge regarding this waterfall was navigating the town streets and recognizing that there was a waterfall beneath one of the bridges (see directions below).

As you can see from the photo at the top of this page, Spring Creek had low flow (at least it wasn't trickling or dry). Thus, Newtown Falls was yet another waterfall that was adversely affected by the Australian drought during our November 2006 visit to the southeast of the country. In fact, the entire Murray-Darling River basin was in big trouble during our visit, and this waterfall fed into that major drainage system that would ultimately go to Adelaide in South Australia.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Also near Newtown Falls is the Woolshed Falls in the Beechworth Historic ParkAlso near Newtown Falls is the Woolshed Falls in the Beechworth Historic Park
We crossed over the border from New South Wales into Victoria by the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga, which were roughly half-way between Canberra (shown here) and MelbourneWe crossed over the border from New South Wales into Victoria by the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga, which were roughly half-way between Canberra (shown here) and Melbourne
A closer look at Newtown FallsA closer look at the falls


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the roundabout in the centre of the town of Beechworth (where the C315 and the C525 intersect), go southwest on the C315 (Ford St) for about 850m. Just after crossing over the Newtown Bridge (over Spring Creek), turn right onto Pritchard St. The waterfall was just downstream of the Newtown Bridge, and the falls can be seen on Pritchard St and Gorge Rd.

We had to find street parking around Pritchard St and/or Gorge Rd (I didn't remember where we parked).

Finally, for directions to get to the town of Beechworth, see the Woolshed Falls page. For geographical context, Beechworth was 45km (under 45 minutes) from Albury-Wodonga. Albury-Wodonga was 553km (5.5 hours drive) southwest of Sydney, 337km (3.5 hours drive) southwest of Canberra, and 325km (under 3.5 hours drive) northeast of Melbourne.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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