Date of Walk: 15/01/2009
Length (km): 1.5 km
Time (hrs/min): 1 hour
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: Western Victoria
Park: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Closest Town: Moyston
Ascent: 100 m
Maximum Height: Unknown
Map: None Available (I wasn’t able to find one via Parks Victoria or DSE and copyright prevents me from providing any others – However, a map is not necessary as it will be easy to follow the track with my notes and the Southern Walks map I’ve mentioned below)
Further Details / Source(s): Grampians (Gariwerd) National Parks – Southern Walks (brochure available from Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre – $3.30). No specific information on this walk is available from Parks Victoria or DSE.
Getting There: Moyston is on the road between Ararat and Halls Gap (not the Western Hwy – pretty sure the number is C222). If heading towards Halls Gap, turn left at the Moyston general store (there will be a sign to Dunkeld and Mafeking).
Follow this road for quite a while until it becomes unsealed. The map on the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Parks – Southern Walks brochure represents the road as sealed here but it is incorrect. Soon after the unsealed road begins, take the road to the right called Mt. William Picnic Ground Road (signed).
The Mt William Picnic Ground Road is quite good but at the point where it becomes less 2WD friendly, there will be a sign for the Kalymna Falls Picnic Area. The brochure states that the remainder of the road is blocked by a permanently closed gate but when we arrived it was not closed so make sure you look out for the sign.
Comments: From the picnic ground, walk back to the road and continue west on the gently climbing track. After about 690 metres there is a signed turn-off on the right to Kalymna Falls (the sign says 600m but don’t worry, it’s really only 60m).
I’d like to see the falls after rain but they were really nice as they were. The water was taking a few different paths down the rock-face and coupled with the lush ferny gully, this created a beautiful scene.