Please note: The Toorongo Falls camping area is currently closed and is scheduled to reopen in early 2020. The falls remain open as usual – perfect for a day visit.
An impressive, tiered waterfall, Toorongo Falls is unparalleled in its beauty and will ignite and delight all your senses.
Find yourself immersed in the dense native bush of Toorongo Falls Reserve. Surround yourself with towering gums and lush ferns as you walk the 750m, mostly uphill track to the awaiting Toorongo Falls.
A popular spot for photographers, even the most magnificent images cannot capture the true beauty of these spectacular falls, it truly is a location to be experienced.
- Nearest Town: Noojee
- Start/Finish: At the end of the carpark – it can’t be missed!
- Distance: 1.5km return, 2.2km including the Amphitheatre Falls Loop
- Time: 1 hour for Toorongo Falls, a little longer if you include the Amphitheatre Falls Loop
- Effort: Easy, suitable for an average fitness level
- Be prepared: Be sure to bring sturdy, comfortable shoes and water
- Accessibility: To access the Toorongo Falls, the path is uphill, and may be slippery at times. Walking up several sets of rock stairs is required.
- Pets: Dogs are welcome in the reserve as long as they are on a lead/under control.
The drive to Toorongo Falls follows the stunning Toorongo River and is lined with rolling green hills and native bushland, to provide you with a beautiful scenic drive on your way to the falls. The drive ends as you reach the Toorongo Falls Reserve and offers a place to park your car before entering the reserve.
The starting point for the walk is located at the end of the carpark, and will also be the finish, regardless of whether you simply view Toorongo Falls, or complete the circuit and take in the Amphitheatre Falls.
The track leading to Toorongo Falls is a hardened gravel surface with gentle hill sections and some steps. The journey is just as incredible as the falls themselves. Once you begin the journey to the falls you are immersed in a wonderland of native bush including Mountain Grey Gum, Mountain Ash, Manna Gum, Blackwood & Austral Mulberry.
And if you’re lucky you may spot some native wildlife – the mountain brushtail possum, ringtail possum, sugar glider and a variety of bats call the Toorongo Falls Reserve home. If you’re looking to see some wildlife dawn or dusk is your best chance.
The walk leads to an observation platform and provides a fantastic view of Toorongo Falls. A place to stop and reflect on the incredible natural beauty this area has to offer.
Once you have taken some time to get a photo and take in the beauty of the falls you can return back down the same track you came up or you can head down the 2.2km loop and enjoy the Amphitheatre Falls.
Amphitheatre Falls is the smaller falls of the two in Toorongo Reserve, but an equally enjoyable experience.
About 600 metres further along the track is the peaceful Amphitheatre Falls, while not as high as Toorongo Falls, what it lacks in height it makes up for in beauty. This tranquil spot has a special lookout allowing view right over the flowing river.
Picnic tables and toilet facilities are available at the Toorongo Falls Day Visitor Area.
How to get here
The drive from Melbourne CBD takes around 1 hr and 45 minutes. Take the M1 towards Warragul, turning left at the Drouin exit and following Main Neerim Rd north before taking a right onto Yarra Junction – Noojee Rd, which will take you into Noojee. From here, follow Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd then take the turnoff to Toorongo Valley Rd that will lead you all the way to the Toorongo Falls Reserve.
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Camping: The Toorongo Falls Camping Area provides bush camping sites near the Toorongo River. They are available on a first-come-first-served basis and no bookings are required, but early arrival may be advisable during peak periods.
Please note: The Toorongo Falls Campground 1 is now open, Campground 2 is closed until further notice. For further information contact the Department Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) on (03) 5624 8100.
Nearby: The Noojee Trestle Bridge is a popular attraction and a must see when you’re in the area.
You can also find something delicious to eat in the nearby restaurants and pubs, a fantastic meal after such a beautiful view is a must or catch your own lunch at the Alpine Trout Farm.
We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!