Toorongo Falls Reserve is a bushland area of wet forest containing two spectacular waterfalls. It’s a moderate to easy 2.2km walk in a dog-friendly park up a bush trail to several vantage points below and over the falls; the full distance is an enjoyable circuit taking in both the Toorongo Falls and the Amphitheatre Falls.
Dawn or dusk is the best time to go if you want to spot any wildlife. If you’re light on your feet you could see brush-tailed possums, echidnas, gliders and wallabies. It’s a haven for birds, too.
Keen photographers will want to pack a tripod. Getting that perfect cotton-like water in motion will take a slow shutter and a timer or remote release. There are also bush camping spots available on a no-booking, first-come first-served basis.
The drive into the falls park takes you along the Toorongo River valley floor. It’s a green haven following the river, like something out of The Lord of the Rings – complete with ponies. It’s a spectacular entree to an enjoyable immersion in the forest.