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If you’re looking for an adventurous hiking experience in Victoria, then the Steavenson Falls Hike is an absolute must-do.
Located in Marysville, a picturesque town nestled in the Yarra Ranges, the Steavenson Falls Hike is a popular tourist attraction that offers breathtaking views of the majestic Steavenson Falls and the surrounding natural beauty.
The hike to Steavenson Falls is an easy to moderate 3.4-kilometre return hike, with a well-maintained trail that takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
The hike starts from the Steavenson Falls car park and leads you through a lush native forest with tall eucalyptus trees, ferns, and a variety of native flora and fauna. The trail is mostly flat, with some sections of gentle uphill climbs and staircases.
The highlight of the Steavenson Falls Hike is, of course, the stunning waterfall that cascades down over 84 meters. As you approach the falls, you’ll hear the sound of the water thundering down the rock face, and as you get closer, you’ll feel the mist on your face. It’s an awe-inspiring sight that will take your breath away.
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One of the best times to hike the Steavenson Falls Trail is during the autumn season, from March to May, when the leaves of the trees turn golden yellow and orange, creating a beautiful contrast against the greenery. The trail is also beautiful during spring, from September to November, when the wildflowers are in full bloom, and the air is filled with the sweet fragrance of the native flora.
While the Steavenson Falls Hike is not particularly challenging, it’s still important to come prepared. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water, as there are no water stations along the trail. We recommend also packing some survival essentials including a first aid kit, a decent power bank and an LED headlamp - just in-case.
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The Steavenson Falls Hike is a fantastic way to reconnect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s an easy-to-reach hiking destination that's about an hour and a half from Melbourne CBD and suitable for all fitness levels and ages. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a fun day out with family and friends, the Steavenson Falls Hike is an excellent option.
In addition to the stunning waterfall, there are plenty of other sights to see along the trai. You might also spot some native wildlife, such as wallabies, echidnas, and lyrebirds.
Overall, the Steavenson Falls Hike is an adventure that’s definitely worth taking. It’s a scenic and enjoyable hike that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to unwind in nature, get some exercise, or take some stunning photos, this trail has it all. So pack your bags, put on your hiking shoes, and get ready to experience the beauty of the Steavenson Falls Hike.
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