Currawong Falls Circuit Walk

3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min
1 h 30 min to 2 h 45 min

11.4 km
circuit

↑ 306 m
↓ -306 m

Hard track
Starting near the Distillery Creek Picnic Area on Bambra Road, Aireys Inlet, this walk takes you on a 11.5 km circuit via the Currawong Falls Track. This invigorating walk takes in great views of the ocean, surrounding countryside and Currawong Falls, before returning via a small fern gully and a melaluca swamp rich in birdlife. The track is clearly marked, and has several long fairly steep stretches. Be careful of mountain bikes speeding by, as parts of the track are shared with cyclists. The falls are often dry, and are best viewed during or after heavy rain. 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
Transport options and directions
Start (-38.4443076,144.0944437)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Settlement Road, A10
  • Turn on to Princes Freeway Onramp then drive for 1.5 km
  • Keep left onto Anglesea Road Offramp, C134 and drive for another 550 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Anglesea Road, C134 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Anglesea Road, C134 and drive for another 7.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Anglesea Road, C134 and drive for another 3.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Great Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 50 m
  • Make a U-turn onto Great Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 55 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Great Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 7.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Great Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 3.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Great Ocean Road, B100 and drive for another 9.4 km
  • Turn right onto Boundary Road and drive for another 1 km
  • Continue onto Boundary Road and drive for another 450 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Bambra Road and drive for another 570 m
  • Turn left onto Bambra Road and drive for another 400 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 0 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 10 m back from the start).
After 50 m pass the toilet (on your left).
After another 40 m veer right, to head along Bambra Road.
After another 25 m turn sharp left.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 90 m pass a seat (20 m on your right).
After another 45 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 3 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Ironbark Gorge Track.
After another 345 m (at the intersection of Ironbark Gorge Track & Currawong Falls Track) continue straight, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 1.6 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 15 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 470 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 20 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 1000 m (at the intersection of Loves Track & Currawong Falls Track) turn right, to head along Loves Track (a vehicle track).
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Loves Track & Currawong Falls Track) turn left, to head along Currawong Falls Track (a walking track).
After another 940 m turn left, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 1.7 km come to the "Currawong Falls Lookout" (10 m on your right).
After another 1.8 km come to the "Melaleuca Swamp" (20 m on your left).
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Currawong Falls Track & Currawong Falls Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 740 m (at the intersection of Currawong Falls Track & Loves Track) veer right, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 790 m (at the intersection of Currawong Falls Track & Distillery Creek Nature Trail) continue straight, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 10 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 335 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Distillery Creek Nature Trail & Currawong Falls Track) veer left, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Currawong Falls Track.
After another 105 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 85 m turn sharp right, to head along Bambra Road.
After another 25 m veer left.
After another 80 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Currawong Falls Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11.4 km
Time 3 h 15 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 45 m from the start.

Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 1.9 km apart with the largest gap of 7.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
45 m[toilet]
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