• Carly

Cyathea Falls, Tarra Valley

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

Distance: 1.4km - Return

Time: 30 mins - Return

Difficulty: Easy - well formed paths

Toilets: Yes

Pram Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

This is a beautiful walk and would be a fantastic place for a picnic lunch or a day out. There are heaps of picnic tables scattered throughout and some are situated right next to the creek. Plenty to see on such a short walk, very enjoyable!

Getting there: Your walk starts at Tarra Valley which is a little further on from Tarra Bulga. If you're coming from Yarram way follow the signs to Tarra Bulga NP, you will come across Tarra Valley before you reach Tarra Bulga. If you're coming from Traralgon South way travel to Tarra Bulga NP but go past and follow signs towards Yarram and you will come across Tarra Valley Car Park. You can always google map it if you get stuck.

Your walk starts from the car park through the big ‘Tarra Valley’ arch. You will then walk down some stairs, just be careful in the wet, the stone steps get very slippery. When you get to the bottom of the stairs there are picnic tables to your left and right, scattered along the little river.

As you start your walk you will cross over 3 bridges and you will have some views of the creeks. You will also come across an information board explaining about the cool temperate rain forest you are walking through. As you wander throughout you will come across other information signs along the way to give you some more information about things along the trail.

About 5 mins into the walk you will come across a sign that gives you the option to go on the east or west track. You can go either way, it is a loop, we decided to go the east track first.

It is absolutely stunning as you walk through the canopy of ferns covering your walk way, it definitely makes you feel like you’re in a tropical rain forest, just without the warmth. You also come across a smaller waterfall on your way up.

The walk then turns into a concrete path and there’s a short steep section up to the viewing platform. From here you get views of the beautiful waterfall.

We went back on the west track. This track offers more views of the waterfall as you walk back down and it flows right beside the walkway. This track also has a few more sets of stairs on it.

I absolutely loved this walk, will be back again in the warmer months to have a picnic lunch!

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