Transformed Stevensons Falls Reopens For Summer

15 December 2023

Major works have been completed at Stevensons Falls in the Otways – turning the popular visitor spot into a landmark ecotourism destination ready for everyone to enjoy over the summer holidays.

The Allan Labor Government invested $2.35 million towards the improvement works, which allow more visitors and campers to enjoy the area, offers exciting new experiences and improved day visitor facilities.

The 500 meter walkway to the base of the waterfall is now accessible for people of all abilities, making it one of the longest fully accessible walkways to a waterfall in the country.

Other new accessible facilities installed include a viewing platform at the base of the waterfall, a toilet block, pedestrian bridge, and parking.

Two additional smaller trails have also been created to provide visitors with multiple avenues to explore the site, with the Redwoods Boardwalk showcasing the beautiful Californian Redwoods and the Blue Spruce Walk taking visitors for an adventure beside the Gellibrand River.

Day visitors can also enjoy a new dedicated picnic area, complete with picnic tables and river access, and a larger carpark, making it the perfect site to bring the family.

For those looking to stay in the area longer, the adjoining campground has also been updated, with a new toilet, landscaping and drainage works recently completed.

This project is part of Victoria’s Great Outdoors, a $106.6 million investment in better walking trails, campgrounds, four-wheel drive tracks and visitor facilities to make it easier and affordable for everyone to explore our parks and forests.

Quote attributable to Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos

“More than 80,000 people visit Stevenson Falls every year and we expect that number to grow as more people to come and enjoy its great views and new trails.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jacinta Ermacora

“It’s so exciting to see this iconic site reopened ahead of the holidays, it will be a great attraction for the Otways and encourage more people to come and enjoy this beautiful part of the state.”

Reviewed 15 December 2023

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