Agnes Falls

Hidden within the green rolling hills of the Stzrelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.

 

Things to Do. Take a short stroll through the Blue Gum forest to a viewing area overlooking the falls.Watch and listen to birds darting between bushes or feeding within the canopy of the trees within the gorge.Relax and enjoy a picnic or barbecue under the shade of tall blue gums on the grassy banks of the Agnes River.

 

Facilities.  Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve has parking, toilets and picnic tables.The nearest township is Toora which has toilets, barbeques, picnic tables, information, a caravan park and other bed and breakfast and motel accommodation.

 

Fauna. The canopy of tall eucalypts provides food and nesting areas for a variety of birds including the Eastern Yellow Robin, Grey Fantail, Laughing Kookaburra, Currawong and Crimson Rosella and a range of honeyeaters.

 

At night possums and owls emerge from tree hollows to feed amongst the spreading branches of the eucalypts. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a Swamp Wallaby disappearing into the bush.

 

 

 

Vegetation. Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve protects a small remnant of the forests that once covered the Stzrelecki Ranges. Tall Southern Blue Gums together with Blackwood and Silver Wattles grow within the sheltered gorge and along the banks of the Agnes River.

 

The cool moist conditions here support a diverse understorey of Hazel Pomaderris, Blanket-Leaf, dogwood, Prickly Moses, clematis and a ground cover of ferns.The drier north facing slope and ridge support an open understorey of native grasses and sedges.

 

Looking After the Park. All native plants and animals in the reserve are protected.  Please keep to designated walking tracks. Bins are not provided within the reserve. Please take your rubbish with you. Camping is not permitted in the reserve. Dogs must be restrained on a leash at all times. Agnes River forms part of the Toora Water Catchment Area so swimming is prohibited.

 

How to Get There. Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is situated 160 km south east of Melbourne. The waterfall is reached from the South Gippsland Highway at Toora by following Silcocks Hill Road, Hazel Park Road and Agnes Falls Road. Alternatively, the Reserve can be reached from Welshpool via Slade Hill Road and Hazel Park Road. These approach roads provide extensive views across Corner Inlet to the peaks of Wilsons Promontory .

 

Nearby Parks: Corner Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park. Tarra Bulga National Park. Wilsons Promontory National Park

 

Guided Activities: Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Coach/Bus Tours

 

 


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