Won Wondah Falls and Henderson Falls Walk

1 h to 1 h 45 min

3.5 km
return

↑ 112 m
↓ -112 m

Hard track
Starting near the Sheok Picnic Area, in the Great Otway National Park, this walk takes you past Won Wondah Falls, to Henderson Falls and back via the Nature Loop track. Amble along a gentle uphill track through dense wet forest shadowed by towering eucalypt trees to reach Won Wondah Falls. Further along, the journey ends in the midst of a fern gully at the base of Henderson Falls, where you can watch the falls cascade over a moss-capped cliff face to a small pool below. Although the track is flat and relatively easy, it can get extremely muddy and slippery after rainfall. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-38.5546981,143.943344)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Ocean Road, B100
  • Turn on to Great Ocean Road, B100 then drive for 27.8 km
  • Turn right onto Stirling Street and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn left onto Dorman Street and drive for another 155 m
  • Turn slight left onto Deans Marsh Road, C151 and drive for another 710 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 350 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Otway Street and drive for another 880 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Allenvale Road and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Keep left onto Garvey Track and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 40 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 45 m turn sharp right.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 740 m continue straight.
After another 50 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (10 m on your right).
Then pass the "Won Wondah Falls" (20 m on your right).
After another 110 m continue straight.
(Henderson Falls) Continue another 410 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.7 km to get back to the start.
"Henderson Falls".
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Terrain
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Won Wondah Falls and Henderson Falls Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.5 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 1.2 km from the start.


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