Last Visited: 14/01/2009
Length (km): 1.6 km
Time (hrs/min): 1 hour
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: Western Victoria
Park: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Closest Town: Halls Gap
Maximum Elevation: 422 m
Total Ascent: 59 m
Further Details / Source(s): Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park – Wonderland Walks (brochure available from Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre – $3.30). No specific information on this walk is available from Parks Victoria or DSE.
Car Access: The walk begins from Wonderland Carpark. From Halls Gap (north of the shops), Take Mount Victory Road and you will soon see a brown and white tourist sign pointing to Wonderland Carpark.
Park in the Wonderland Carpark and walk to the East to look for the signed track to Splitters Falls. The track is very easy to follow and has only one junction, which is also clearly signed. The more difficult sections of the walk have hand rails and steps for assistance.
Once again I was amazed by the post-bushfire regrowth. This was probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Stony Creek weaves its way through the rocks and is followed for most of the track. At one point we found a lizard sunning itself on some rocks (the same type of lizard as seen at The Pinnacle – not sure what type).
Once you cross the creek, follow the sign left to Splitters Falls. Prior to our trip, there was very little rainfall but thankfully there was still a small amount of flow (I think it was classified as a “seasonal waterfall” in the brochure). It must be amazing it would be after rain because it was pretty great when we were there.
At the base of the falls we found a very distressed looking native (I assume) mouse. I’ve included a picture below so if you know what it is, feel free to comment below (same goes with the lizard).
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