Starting from Halls Gap Caravan Park, Halls Gap, this return walk takes you to Splitters Falls and back, visiting Venus Baths and Grampians Botanic Garden along the track. Splitters Falls is a seasonal waterfall whose flow intensifies during Autumn, a suitable time to enjoy the sound of the flow and water falling onto the rock below the Splitter Falls. On the way, you can also visit Venus Baths, which are small water bodies scattered around rock formations, and they are suitable for children and adults to have some fun. The walk can be demanding towards the middle as it becomes steeper, but a moderate fitness level is enough to complete it. 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.
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.
Turn on to Grampians Road, C216 then drive for 24.7 km
Turn right onto School Road and drive for another 225 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From School Road (110 metres south of Halls Gap Primary School Market), head towards the green directional signpost (Bullaces Glen - Chautauqua Peak - Venus Baths) along the dirt path as you move directly away from the road. Stay on the same trail as you pass by the tennis courts (to your right) to continue along the Splitters Falls Walk.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 60 m back from the start).
After 90 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 75 m head through/around the gate.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the sign (8 m on your left).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 230 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This tiny side trip takes you to the Venus Baths, where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of Stony Creek and cool off. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Loop Walk & Venus Baths) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 630 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 150 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Wonderland Road & Mount Victory Road (via the Boroka Track). Details below.
After another 305 m (at the intersection of Boroka Track & Wonderland Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Splitters Falls Walk & Wonderland Loop Walk) turn right, to head along Splitters Falls Walk.
After another 185 m come to "Splitters Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.3 km to get back to the start.
This tiny side trip takes you to the Venus Baths, where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of Stony Creek and cool off.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Venus Baths & Wonderland Loop Walk Start heading along Venus Baths (a walking track).
After another 25 m come to "Venus Baths".
Continue another 0 m to find Venus Baths at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
An alternate access point from/to Wonderland Road & Mount Victory Road (via the Boroka Track).
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wonderland Loop Walk & Boroka Track Start heading along Boroka Track (a walking track).
After another 205 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Splitters Falls Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)