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Triplet Falls is one of the iconic visitor sites in the Great Otway National Park. Nestled amongst the ancient forests of Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech, you will discover three distinct and impressive cascades flowing through shady rainforests and glades of mossy tree ferns.
This beautiful area is set in the ancient forest and provides views into the lower cascades and the majestic main falls. A small picnic area is also available for visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
How to get there
Triplet Falls is 200km from Melbourne via Colac and Gellibrand, or 70km from Apollo Bay. Follow the signs from the Beech Forest - Lavers Hill Road, the falls are 3km past the Otway Fly.
Triplet Falls Walk
Distance: 2km Time: 1hr loop
Steep steps – unsuitable for people with limited mobility.
Enjoy the history and story of this rainforest, supported by the signs that lead you around the walk. Look for the giant Mountain Ash trees along the way. Some of these trees are estimated to be over 200 years old and have generated from a seed the size of a grain of sand. Listen for the falls as you walk through the ancient forest on a series of elevated walkways.
Platforms provide you with spectacular views of Triplet Falls’ lower and upper cascades. Youngs Creek flows to the falls from Weeaproinah, which has the state’s highest average annual rainfall of almost two metres. The falls are even more spectacular after rain.
Stay on the path while looking for the different mosses and fungi growing on the forest floor. They play an important role in maintaining this rainforest.
Little Aire Walk
Distance: 4.5km Time: 2hr return
This walk leads off the Triplet Falls track and passes through spectacular rainforest along an old logging winch line. View the falls from an eight metre platform.
Facilities include picnic tables, pit toilets, an information shelter and a loop path consisting of boardwalks and viewing areas to Triplet Falls.
The main carpark at Triplet Falls has designated angle parking for approximately 20 vehicles. It is not suitable for large buses or longer vehicles which are required to park on the side of the service road, approximately 150 metres from the main carpark.
There are two designated disabled parking bays in the main carpark. These are on reasonably level ground and have a surface of compacted small crushed rock. The bays allow for side and rear disembarking of the vehicle, measuring 4 metres wide by 5 metres long
There are four picnic tables located around the main carpark. Access is via short compacted gravel paths leading from the carpark. Some of the paths have a slope of approximately 1:14 gradient.
The picnic tables are in vegetated areas and have no extended table ends for wheelchair access. There is a visitor information shelter is within a few metres of the carpark which can be easily accessed with wheelchairs and strollers.
There are two standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet within a few metres of the carpark. Access is via a very short compacted gravel path leading from the carpark.
The entrance to the accessible toilet cubicle has an outward swinging door with a latch style door handle. The entrance is approximately 830mm wide. There is grab railing on the right side wall of the cubicle and extends along the back wall.
The cubicle has reasonable room for manoeuvrability, being 2 metres deep and 1.6 metres wide.
There is a tank water tap located outside the toilet which is accessible to wheelchair users.
Access to Triplet Falls
The path to the falls is approximately 1.5 metres wide and consists of a surface of small compacted crushed rock. The first 60 metres of the path to the falls is reasonably accessible for strollers and wheelchairs although the path has a gradient of approximately 1:12.
The first section leads to a viewing area of the forest. The viewing area consists of a timber deck with stainless steel cabling for safety railing. Unfortunately the falls cannot be seen due to the vegetation growth, but they can be heard. After the first designated viewing area the path becomes unsuitable for wheelchairs and strollers due to the many steps and steep track sections.