Hopetoun Falls

Hopetoun Falls
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Hopetoun Falls
Hopetoun Falls is located in Victoria
Hopetoun Falls
Location of the Hopetoun Falls in Victoria
LocationOtway Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates38°40′04″S 143°34′13″E / 38°40′04″S 143°34′13″E / -38.66778; 143.57028[1]
TypePlunge
Elevation314 m (1,030 ft)
Total height45–49 m (148–161 ft)
Number of drops1
WatercourseAire River

The Hopetoun Falls is a waterfall across the Aire River that is located in The Otways region of Victoria, Australia.

Location and features

The falls are located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the locality of Beech Forest at an elevation of 314 metres (1,030 ft) above sea level and range between 45–49 metres (148–161 ft) in height.[2] Hopetoun Falls adjacent to the Apollo Bay – Beech Forest Road about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the Beauchamp Falls turnoff and roughly 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of the coastal town of Apollo Bay.

Much attention has been given to preserving the natural characteristics of Hopetoun Falls while allowing ample access for visitors. The falls have a large set of well-built and maintained stairs that lead down a natural patio to a viewing platform very close to the foot of the waterfall. Hopetoun Falls plunges 30 m in a rectangular shape.

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