Photographs and Useful Information about Agnes Falls
Agnes Falls is the highest waterfall in Victoria (spanning 59 meters) and can be found slightly inland from Toora, or Welshpool via the South Gippsland Highway. It also provides the tapped water for many towns such as Agnes, Port Franklin, Toora, Bennison, Hedley, Port Welshpool, Welshpool and some surrounding districts.
The first part of the Agnes River system was completed in 1926 and has since been extended to include Cooks Dam (approx. 2 kilometers upstream), a Water Treatment Plant.
Facilities – It is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, but it’s particularly spectacular after heavy or consistent rains. It is only a 200 meter walk from the car park to the well constructed viewing area where you’ll find great views of the waterfalls and rock pools.
A new visitor facility was completed late-July 2014.
People Who Care – The grounds are maintained by Parks Victoria with occasional assistance from supervised low security offenders through the Office of Corrections. Plans are currently underway for the future construction of a cantilever viewing platform out from the gorge lookout!
In September 2012, after a number of meetings with representatives of Parks Victoria, the South Gippsland Shire and the local community, the “Friends of Agnes Falls” has been formed! Members have already held working bees on site under the auspices of Parks Victoria, and a number of projects are in the pipeline once funds can be secured. If you would like to join the group please contact the FoAF Secretary on 03 5688 1400. Annual Membership is $10 per adult per financial year.
What Else Is There To Do Around Here? – Take a picnic lunch, listen to all the birds and read the information on the interpretive sign boards. While you are in the area, take a drive past the Toora Windfarm. Several of these enormous wind turbines can also be seen from the viewing platform at the Agnes Falls Reserve.
Plants And Trees At Agnes River Reserve – Tall Southern Bluegums, Blackwoods and Silver Wattles are protected in the sheltered gorge at Agnes Falls Reserve. The understorey is also comprised of Hazel Pomaderri’s, Blanket-Leaf Dogwood, Prickly Moses and Clematis, with an abundance of ferns, native grasses and sedge. The colours of the eucalypts are quite amazing, This is the first time I’ve seen them with such strong green and yellow colouring…and you can see clear pictures of them in the set below.
Birds And Animals – According to the Parks Victoria information plaques, the bird species include Honey-eaters, Thornbills, Blue Wrens, Crimson Rosella’s, the Eastern Yellow Robin, Grey Fantail, Laughing Kookaburra’s and Currawongs. At night the owls and possums come out and swamp wallabies can sometimes be spotted hopping off into the bush.
Pictures Of Agnes Falls – Besides the images of Agnes Falls, the walking track, the park and others on the bottom of this page, you can find some other delightful photographs of Agnes Falls including a map of the area.
Downloading Photographs – The photographs below are available for you to enjoy…and use under a special license if you wish. To read more more about how to do that legally, go to the Contact page! Thanks to Crystal Wilson-Richardson for allowing us to use the header image at the top of the page showing the beauty of the rock pools at Agnes Falls.