Stevensons Falls has been closed to the public since approximately May 2022. Please check DEECA for any further updates after this update in July 2023.
Rain or shine, visiting Stevensons Falls is a great walk. In summer, enjoy the cool of the shade as you walk and watch a smaller flow over the falls. Take off your shoes and dip your feet in the river to cool off. In the cooler months, take a raincoat and witness the mighty falls run at full capacity. This set of falls is worth revisiting again and again throughout the seasons.
The falls are located about 20 mins drive from Forrest Guesthouse. Head towards the coast towards Skenes Creek, and when you reach Barramunga, turn right. Follow the signs to the Stevensons Falls Day Visitor carpark. The last part of the drive is on a dirt/gravel road which can have potholes so ensure you have a decent car up to the task.
The walk itself is an easy 10 minutes on a fairly level gradient at a good pace, although the signage at the start does say 15-30mins. The distance is 500m return. This walk is usually achievable for young kids, but if you need to carry them, at least it's not too far!
As you walk in there is a plantation to the left which is also fun to explore, sometimes you spot interesting fungi or other animals and birds.
Back on the main trail you will wind along the Gellibrand River to a set of steps up to the main viewing platform. Take some time to take in all the different paths the water can take down the fall, and let the mist cool you off.
The return walk retraces your steps back to the carpark.
If you want a longer walk, you can start from the campground carpark on the drive in and walk the extra section to the day visitor car park. This lengthens the walk to 4.6km return and usually takes 1.5 hours.