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Trentham Falls & Coliban River Scenic Lookout

Come explore Trentham Falls, just 1.5 hours from Melbourne. Enjoy a picnic lunch with the kids and a short and easy walk to the stunning waterfall!

Trentham Falls & Coliban River Scenic Lookout


  • Trentham Falls are easily accessible from the lookout point

  • Lots of space & plenty of family-friendly activities nearby

  • A small & lovely picnic area & space for kids to run around

  • Dogs are allowed. The Trentham Falls hike is closed

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Trentham Falls is the perfect destination for families with kids looking for a fun-filled adventure in nature and free things to do in Melbourne! 

Located just a short 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne, Victoria, Trentham Falls offers families a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the beauty of the great outdoors. 

The Falls are also located within an easy hour's drive from the beautiful towns of Ballarat and Bendigo in Victoria.

The stunning Trentham Falls plunge from 44 - 48 m / 144 - 157 ft! You can view the spectacular waterfall from the viewing platform, just a short easy walk from the car park.

The Trentham Falls hike to the bottom of the waterfall has now been closed by VicParks.

Trentham Falls VIC amenities include:

  • Ample parking
  • A few picnic tables & benches in the small but lovely picnic area
  • Space for kids to run around and burn off some energy
  • Public toilet
  • Dog-friendly waterfall
  • No swim allowed

There is a nature walk nearby, and you can picnic there. 

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With plenty of family-friendly activities at the falls and nearby, Trentham Falls is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway with the family!

Trentham Falls dogs

It's a dog-friendly waterfall.

Planning your next school holiday adventure? Check out these amazing Australian waterfalls to visit with your little ones! And for the ultimate school holiday fun, don’t miss these school holiday activities in Melbourne and around!

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