Just Around the corner from Cumberland River Holiday Park
A perfect waterfall for a Sunday afternoon stroll, as Sheoak Falls are a short and easy 30-minute walk around the picnic area. The trail will take you through towering ferns and gum trees so keep your eye out for wildlife as you walk.
For a special treat, visit at dusk where you will see glittering glow worms emerge after dark along the trail.
At 15 metres high, Sheoak Falls are impressive, but they are also seasonal. Like many Great Ocean Road waterfalls, they dry up in Summer so for the best views visit in Winter.
Although some refer to Swallow Cave as waterfalls, it’s actually the upper part of Sheoak Falls. As you take the trail from the picnic area, there’s an option to head up a stair to the left, but instead go down to the right to visit Swallow Cave which is home to tranquil falls and nesting birds.
Note, you will need to cross a creek over steppingstones – do not attempt in high water or with very small children.
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.