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muddy
over grown
4 days ago

I started at Apollo Bay and hiked the full 8 days. Was great besides there not being a lot of signage to tell you if you were still hiking the right track and how much further until the next camp ground. Also I ended up camping two nights with school groups which made the grounds loud and crowded. Otherwise the track itself is beautiful with great views.

hiking
off trail
over grown
washed out
20 days ago

I found it hard to find the Trailhead, off a 4x4 track that was closed, the track looks like it is mostly used by the dirt bikes so lots of ruts, washes but left help tape as bread crumbs. It was super slippery in the wet on the clay. Except to make your own track and zigzag the stream. I don't think the map isn't right as the steam forks and there is a water fall each side. I couldn't find a track to the third one but got there in the end but was very hazardous.

Enjoyed the walk, great mix of views from top of the hill to down in the valley. Not much of a waterfall though. Next time I’d just walk to the top of the hill and back.

A perfect winter day for this walk! The trail head was a little hard to find. Park in Erskine Ave then head across the river to the caravan park. Go straight through the caravan park until you come to a park that signifies the start of the walk. There is no signage outside the caravan park. It's an absolutely gorgeous walk through rainforest and along the Erskine River for the entire time. There are gentle undulations along the way with a little bit of rock hopping. A total of 4 river crossings add a little adventure. Skilful rock hoppers may get across in June without getting your feet wet, but not us. Hiking poles were helpful. The fading light meant that we turned around before getting all the way to Erskine Falls

OK, well I got lost, but the trail is also closed in parts right now so I meandered around. Beautiful trail though.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

The end point is disappointing. Castle Rock is not worth the trip.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Triplet falls.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the easiest walks I have done. Beautiful scenery and waterfall. Decent sized car park. This walk took me about 45 minutes.

It was isolated and had perfect conditions

hiking
3 months ago

Completed the trail in four days of rain and wind and still caught some awesome views. Amazing part of the world!

not well sign posted, and make sure you start at the right point! we parked in the carpark and we're directed to a track that stated an 18km loop - definitely not the right way! it was 18km just to get to Erskine Falls the way we went! a super fun hike though, lots of lush green foliage and the river crossings are fun! not much rain before we went so it was an easy crossing, but definitely wouldn't recommend if it has been raining heavily as it would be impossible. we ended at Erskine Falls after 18km but there are lots of people who are around to give you a ride back if you need, we got them to drop us off at William Street and then it is a short 2km walk back to the carpark. even with taking the wrong track, the 10km part we did join up for was amazing, highly recommended.

This is a great walk to do as a day walk or an overnighter. There are some magnificent waterfalls on this track: Upper Kalimna and Lower Kalimna Falls, Henderson Falls, Phantom Falls & Sheoak Falls so it is best done in spring after the rains. A highlight is definitely the 'Canyon'. If you want to stay overnight, there are two campsites where booking is not required. Sharps campground which is a short detour from Sheoak Picnic area further inland or Allenvale Campsite which is near the Allenvale carpark on the route. The only downside of this track is that there are a few stints along vehicle tracks. Nevertheless, the variety of the rainforest and bush tracks are beautiful

Highly recommended

hiking
4 months ago

Nice walk and a beautiful spot... if there has of been any water in the creek. Completely bone dry unfortunately.

4 months ago

If you do the loop, it offers access to several waterfalls, elevated platforms through fern forests, and some old lumberjack equipment (steam engines and railcars). We climbed down next to the path to get up close and personal with one of the waterfalls, very pretty down there. Possibility to see platypi. Next to this loop, there is also an in and out trail to another waterfall that was more impressive than the loop waterfalls.

It wasn’t 22.2 unless you do the loop twice but still was a good run

Good trail as an overnight adventure. Lots of mossy forest recalling lord of the rings scenes. All the river crossings make for an exciting walk. Would recommend to others!

We completed this hike with an overnight stop. Originally we planned to stay at the walk-in camp, but it was full. We set up a tent further on, with no worries! First day we left from Allenvale, past Phantom Falls, Cascades and stopped near Blanket Leaf picnic area. Great walk, easy river crossings. We took our time waking up and completed 15km from Blanket leaf, alone Erskine river to Lorne then back to our car at Allenvale. LOVED walking along Erskine river, easy, and beautiful. Great walk, recommended.

hiking
5 months ago

Great track with plenty stairs and boardwalks, viewing platforms a little obscured by tree branches and no official track to bottom of falls (hence the 4 star rating), but otherwise great falls with good amount of water going over even though no recent rain. Well worth the easy hour return walk.

Great easy well marked trail. Falls must be nice but couldn't see much from natural foliage growing in front of viewing areas.

hiking
5 months ago

The trail is in good shape, well marked, and well maintained. The canopy, ash trees, and lower tier greenery is beautiful and the mid afternoon sun gave beautiful light and shadow. There is a bit of elevation change and quite a lot stairs for a rather short trail. The visibility of the falls was a partially blocked by foliage. Overall, still a nice a walk in a very unique ecosystem.

there is a good booklet for the walk for about A$15 that you can buy in Apollo Bay which shows the low tide options if you want to explore some of the beaches and rock platforms. Most of this walk is fantastic but there are a couple of boring bits too that go inland on dirt roads. Great that you see so few people until you get close to The 12 Apostles. If you don't want to camp there is a local company called Walk91 who will transport you off and on the track. Would recommend 6 days but we did it in 5 days. It is very doable in 5 days but felt that there wasn't enough time to explore on two days or rest over lunch.

Definitely some challenging spots but it was really good, unfortunately I went when it was 40 degrees! Hint: ration your water.. took me approximately 3.5 hours to complete and I ran out of water lol 2-3 litres should be enough. Some really great view points as well!

Fun tracks, medium difficulty

Bit crowded because of the time of year but a great hike. Some of it u walk along the beach that’s pretty remote and nice the rest through scrub while views of the sea and reef almost the whole way. Pretty gorgeous.

backpacking
7 months ago

Great scenery and most of the campsites are quite nice.

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