Ian Wacey, 320 pages, Octavo, paperback, colour photographs.
The authors spent over six years researching and visiting many of Victoria’s waterfalls. Some waterfalls are very easy to get to whilst others are for experienced bushwalkers only. Each waterfall entry contains the following information: Municipality; source; GPS co-ordinates; closest tow; distance and direction from Melbourne; approximate time from Melbourne by car; vehicle access; walking access; facilities; origin of name; other points of interest (if appropriate). Many of the waterfalls detailed in this book are not included in VICNAMES, The Register of Geographic Names. Others are not shown on maps of Victoria.
Victoria is not noted for its waterfalls but in fact there are many hundreds of beautiful waterfalls scattered throughout the state. Each waterfall is different from the next, some remarkably so. Consider the amazing Hopetoun Falls surrounded by lush rainforest ferns near Beech Forest, compared to the often snow-covered Piemans Falls crashing down to the bottom of Bryce Gorge. It is a wonderful feeling to be at the base of a majestic waterfall with the spray drifting across the rock face and the unique sound of the water tumbling into the drop pool below.