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Erskine Falls Drive, Otway Ranges

The 15 minute / 10 km drive from Lorne to the Falls is well signposted from the Great Ocean Road, passing Live Wire Park and Blanket Leaf picnic ground along the way.

The Otways are home to a number of amazing waterfalls, take a few days and explore more…

Follow Erskine Falls Road from Lorne, signage is very clear all the way –  Get Directions

Warnings

The car park at the falls is not big and gets very busy. There is very limited parking for longer vehicles and road down is very steep, not ideal for towing. If you are towing a caravan and don’t mind a 4 km walk each way, there is some parking at the Blanket Leaf picnic area that could possibly be used.

The steps are quite steep down to the viewing areas and get slippery when wet.

Apart from that, it’s a great spot!

Nearby Accommodation

Lemonade Creek Cottages are lovely with rustic cabins and easy access to the 4 km walk to the falls.

Blanket Leaf Picnic Area – on the way

An ideal spot to stop for a picnic in the forest, the Blanket Leaf Picnic area has fire pits, toilets and walking tracks to Erskine Falls ( 4 km/steep ) and Cora Lynn Cascades ( 2 km ).

No camping or overnight stays allowed.

Blanket Leaf Picnic Area, Otway Ranges

Entrance to Blanket Leaf Picnic Area

Blanket Leaf Picnic Area, Otway Ranges

Picnic Tables and Fire Places (BYO wood)

Blanket Leaf Picnic Area, Otway Ranges - Walk to Cora Lynn Cascades

Walking tracks start from the picnic area. The 4 km walk to Erskine Falls is steep for some of the way.

Walking track to the top viewing platform

View of Erskine Falls from the top viewing platform

View of Erskine Falls from the top viewing platform

Erskine Falls Walk - over 222 steps down to the waterfalls

Erskine Falls Walk – over 222 steps down to the waterfalls

Erskine Falls Walk - over 222 steps down to the waterfalls

Erskine Falls Walk – a few seats are available to sit a while…

Erskine Falls, Great Ocean Road, Lorne

The Famous 30-metre drop of Erskine Falls from the lower viewing area.

If you prefer not to drive to the falls and like the idea of a wonderful day hike… walk the 15 km return hike following the Erskine River to the falls from Lorne.