This gentle walk traces the route of an old timber tramway. Look out for some of the original sleepers used to build it along the way.
From the picnic area the path winds through a picturesque creek valley that is lined with lush ferns and towering blue gums to Lower Kalimna Falls. It’s an idyllic spot for a picnic beside the falls that plunge over an undercut rock ledge into a tranquil fern-fringed pool. Continue on to Upper Kalimna Falls, where dense tree ferns frame the 15-metre falls as they cascade down the steep rock face onto mossy boulders below.
From Upper Kalimna Falls you can return along the same path, past the lower falls to a bridge over the river onto a link track high above the river with excellent vistas. Alternatively, turn onto the four-wheel drive Garvey Track, which follows a ridge line back to the picnic area.
Location: Great Otway National Park
Duration: 4 hours
Track condition: Moderate
Start: Sheoak picnic area
Finish: Sheoak picnic area
Content: Visit Victoria
Things to do
Cumberland River flows into the ocean 7 kms south west of Lorne, Victoria’s most popular coastal town. In this area, we have the ‘wiggly bit’ of the Great Ocean Road, where the mountains and river meet the sea. This part of the Great Ocean Road is full of attractions for all tastes.