Sailors Falls

Hepburn Regional Park / Ballarat Division / Macedon Ranges / Daylesford, Victoria, Australia

Rating: 0.5     Difficulty: 1
Sailors Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Sailors Falls ended up being a casualty of the Great Australian Drought during our November 2006 trip. In other words, it was bone dry when we saw it. So we can't really say much more about the falls other than what it was supposed to have been. That said, there was an intriguing alcove or cave behind what should have been the falls though we know not whether it would have been accessible had the falls been flowing. The falls also should have been pretty tall given the depth of the gorge below us from the top of the aforementioned alcove.

Julie and I noticed that there was a track leading down towards what should have been the base of the falls. We didn't bother with walking down there given the condition of the falls so we can't say anything more about what it would've been like.

Sailors Falls was situated in the Hepburn Regional Park near Daylesford, which itself sat in what was known in the literature there as Spa Country. Apparently there were a plethora of hot springs and spas, which was how the area got its name.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Trentham Falls was about 22km east of Daylesford and thus was pretty close to Sailors FallsTrentham Falls was about 22km east of Daylesford and thus was pretty close to Sailors Falls
On the way to both Trentham and Sailors Falls, we stopped by the impressive Organ Pipes shortly after leaving the city of MelbourneOn the way to both Trentham and Sailors Falls, we stopped by the impressive Organ Pipes shortly after leaving the city of Melbourne
Speaking of Melbourne, the riverside walk along both banks of the Yarra River seemed like a pretty happening place when we were there in November 2006Speaking of Melbourne, the riverside walk along both banks of the Yarra River seemed like a pretty happening place when we were there in November 2006
Sign indicating that we found the right place though we had some trouble finding the actual Sailors Falls since it was drySign indicating that we found the right place though we had some trouble finding the actual falls since it was dry

It took a while to figure out that this was supposed to be the Sailors FallsIt took a while to figure out that this was supposed to be the falls

The path going down to the base of Sailors Falls though we didn't proceed past this point since the falls wasn't performingThe path going down to the base of the falls though we didn't proceed past this point since the falls wasn't performing


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Trentham Falls, we drove about 22km along the Trentham-Daylesford Rd (C317) to Daylesford. Once in Daylesford, the C317 merged into the A300, which we took to Vincent St in the centre of town. Turning left onto Vincent St (C141), we then drove about 6km on this road to the lookout. Note the town called Sailors Falls was another 2.8km further south.

For some context, Sailor's Falls was said to be about 108km (over 90 minutes drive) northwest of Melbourne.




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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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The Wet Season (Sailors Falls) 
I visited Sailors Falls in August 2010, during a seasonal wet pattern. Both sides were flowing, with the western drop in a segmented form.

Sailor Falls - Photography Excursion, August 2010 
A couple of friends and I stopped off at Sailor Falls on the way home from a photo excursion in the Bendigo area in August 2010. Recent rains meant …

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