Tooronga Falls is just east of Noojee, Vic and is easily accessible from the car park via a 750m walk.
The falls are photogenic, with a good year round flow. On the walk to them, we found lots of spots to stop and photograph the tall mountain ash, tree ferns, moss, lichen and the Latrobe River running downhill. Once you arrive at the falls there is a well situated viewing deck that’s quite close to them, and a seat.. which we collapsed into after the uphill slog 🙂
According to VisitMelbourne.com the track is listed as ‘hardened gravel and compacted surface’ and it is quite solid and easy to walk on.. we didn’t find it muddy or slippery. I do beg to differ however, on the ‘gentle uphill sections’. Gentle for the young and fit maybe, not the senior and slow.
Unlike a lot of waterfalls I have visited you walk UP to this one and the return journey is downhill. Which did save me from arriving back at the car park red faced and wheezing like a 10 pack a day smoker 😉 You can take a longer 2km walk and include Amphitheater falls but by the time we were finished at Tooronga Falls our stomachs were growling so we headed back to Noojee.
Noojee was settled in the 1860’s by gold prospectors and today its a tourist town on the main route to the Mount Baw Baw ski fields. For a late lunch we called into the Toolshed Bar and Bistro at the Outpost. Food was excellent, servings were large and the ambiance very quaint and rustic. Definitely a good find.
Heading back west of Noojee we stopped off at the historic Noojee Trestle Bridge. Built in 1919 as part of a railway to haul timber out of the district its no longer in use but has been restored and is the highest trestle bridge in Victoria. Steps from the car park at the base of the bridge lead up to the top and you can walk along the cycling and walking trail across and back down the other side.