Trentham Falls situated 95km north west of Melbourne CBD is considered as one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria. It is a ten minutes’ drive from the Trentham township, located in Hepburn shire. Here the water falls nearly 32metres over basalt columns which were formed due to volcanic activity millions of years ago.
The falls can be viewed from the viewing area and there is no access to the base of fall for safety reasons. The viewing platform is a short walk from the car park. The Coliban river which rise on the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and joins the Campaspe River creates this natural wonder. This spot is popular for picnic and bushwalking.
Below is the Information provided by Trentham Land Care at the site.
Some million years ago the old Coliban river flowed through a picturesque gully lined with blackwood forest. One day the environment was shattered and burnt as a wall of molten lava advanced northwards from a small volcano, completely filling the gully. Remains of a timber and even a platypus skull have been found in the silty ash beneath the rock face. The lava cooled very slowly and as it solidified, contraction caused vertical cracking, creating columns. The present Coliban river has eroded by back cutting. Once the falls were further downstream but undercutting and collapses have shifted them to their present position. Basalt columns and whole sections of rockface collapse as spray undercuts soft river sediments.
Address: Trentham Scenic Reserve Road, Trentham
Dogs are allowed on leash. Toilet facility available
NO FIRES, NO BICYCLES, NO CAMPING, NO SWIMMING, NO HORSES, NO FIREARMS
BEWARE OF SNAKES