During my time in Melbourne, where I spent a lot of time with my cousins, I was invited on an impromptu trip to Lorne with them, which is towards the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road.

On the way back from our accommodation in Lorne, we took a detour inland and headed about 10KM to the north-west to go and see Erskine Falls, which is one of the highest in all of the Otway Ranges, which span most of the length of the Great Ocean Road.

There’s an access road through the Otway Rainforest, and a viewing platform that allowed us to gain easy access to the falls. We went right to the bottom to the river/creekbed and made our way to the bottom of the falls, it was good to get down into the rainforest.

The rocks with the water around were slippery, and to add to that I was wearing flip-flops so I had to be quite careful not to fall over. I saw some warning signs making you aware of slipping over, falling trees and snakes, which tells me that some people would find this area quite adventurous, I never saw any snakes, though.

A few other tourists were around the falls, but not too many, on the whole the place was quite quiet.I’d say it’s worth visiting Erskine Falls if you’re ever around the Lorne area, it would also make a good stop off or break area if you’re on a road trip down the Great Ocean Road. If you do go down the Great Ocean Road, you should try to get into the Otway Rainforest somewhere, and Erskine Falls could be the ideal place.

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