What: Trentham Falls is one of the most stunning natural wonders in the Macedon Ranges and set within a lush, bush forest of towering gum trees. Even for young children, it is a fairly basic walk down some steps and along a a short path to the viewing area. You used to be able to walk down to the base of the waterfall but it has been blocked off now as it was deemed unsafe. Nevertheless, it is still a gorgeous place for a walk, whether rain, hail or shine. The air is always fresh and the environment so serene. You can’t help but feel at peace amongst the beautiful greenery and the sound of rushing water.
Where: The falls are located on the aptly named Trentham Falls Road. If you are heading towards Trentham and Daylesford, it is easy enough to follow the signs to get there.
The best bit: The end of the walk is the perfect place for a photo of the falls or for a family shot.
Picnic or cafe: There are no cafes in the forest(!) so you might like to opt for a picnic. There are tables at the car park area for this purpose. Alternatively, drive on to Trentham or Daylesford and visit one of the many cafes or bakeries.
Toilets: There is a toilet block at the car park.
Make a day of it: Pit stop at Trentham Falls on the way to the Daylesford Market on a Sunday. If you are a chocolate lover, head to The Chocolate Mill for a hot chocolate and to see some chocolates being made.