20 December 2021

Cora Lynn Falls and Steavenson Falls in Yarra Ranges

Marysville is located about 95km northeast of Melbourne.  Access is via Maroondah Hwy (B360) through Lilydale, Healesville, Narbethong, and then turn onto Marysville Road (C512).  Not long after driving past Healesville and not far before reaching Narbethong, the road is narrow and winding and care should be taken.  There are turnouts for slow vehicles.

Useful information can be obtained at Marysville Visitor Information Centre.  At the time of this writing, Lady Talbot Drive is closed; therefore, The Beeches Rainforest Walk, Taggerty Cascades, Keppel Falls, and Phantom Falls were off the plan.  Having a bit of the time, I headed to a bakery for a quick bite.  After lunch, it was rather warm and so a forest trail, was chosen.  

Cumberland Falls and Cora Lynn Falls Trail is a part of Cumberland Walk in Yarra Ranges.  The walk is located about 17km southeast of Marysville and the access is via Marysville - Woods Point Road (C513).  On arrival at the car park, I was reminded of the walk I had done with one of my closest friends years ago.  

After having a drink of water, a check on a GPS route, and a compass setting, I set off, crossed the road, and took the foot track, which led south.  The track was marked with orange triangles.  Walked the track for about 700m to the junction with a signpost.  Turned left onto the trail to Cumberland Falls and turned right onto the trail to Cora Lynn Falls.

Inaccessible Cumberland Falls.  Only the top of the falls could be viewed (R).

Back-tracked to the junction and a further 100m of walking to the Cora Lynn Falls.  The viewing platform here also reminded me of the previous trip.

Cora Lynn Falls.  What a beauty!  Worth a drive.

After I left the Cora Lynn Falls car park, I drove back to Marysville and a further 4km of driving to the  Steavenson Falls car park.  It was after 6.00pm and so the car park was very quiet.  I was one of the few last visitors.
Evening views of Steavenson Falls from different viewing platforms