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Liffey Falls State Reserve

Activities

The reserve is well-equipped for visitors. There are toilets with disabled access and sheltered picnic areas and gas barbecues at the upper end of the reserve. A short walk leads from near the toilet block to the "Big Tree", while a walking track leads to Liffey Falls. A series of viewing platforms and interpretation signs are available along the track.

Picnic shelters are also available at the lower, Gulf Road end of the reserve.

Picnic Shelter Viewing Platform

Picnic shelters and viewing platforms are among the facilities at Liffey

Liffey Falls Walk (45 min return)

The major attraction of the Liffey Falls State Reserve is the falls themselves. Understandably, most visitors take the well-graded track to the waterfall. Liffey Falls is the largest set of waterfalls along the track. The leads through tall wet eucalypt forest

The walk will take you past four main cascades, starting upstream with Alexandra Falls, then Hopetoun Falls, Albert Falls and Victoria Falls (the latter commonly known simply as "Liffey Falls"). Viewing platforms along the track provide great opportunities for photography

Gulf Road Walk (2-3hrs return)

If you wish to take a longer walk, continue from the falls along the track to the Gulf Road Picnic Area at the lower end of the reserve. The track closely follows the path of an original logging tramway. Excellent views of Drys Bluff occur along this track.

The track can be wet and muddy in sections so please ensure that you are equipped with adequate footwear clothing.

Big Tree Stroll

For a very leisurely stroll, take the short path from near the toilet block to the Big Tree (signposted). This track will take you just a minute and will lead you to some magnificent tall Eucalyptus obliqua trees, one of which towers 50m and has a diameter of 3.39m.

Picnicking

Shelters and barbeques at the carpark make an ideal place for lunch. Toilets (with disabled access) are also nearby.