In Geelong, we live in such a beautiful and vibrant landscape, encapsulating all terrains and environments. From beaches to forests, hills to open plains, there is nothing more the adventurous could want that Geelong cannot deliver, that’s why us at SportsPower Geelong are providing you with our ‘Walk Around Geelong’ series, to encourage everyone of all ages and abilities, to keep fit and healthy amid a Covid world.
This week, we take a look at the Erskine Falls walk.
Before you start your walk of course, make sure that you have all the right gear, to which you can grab from us here at SportsPower Geelong. With a great selection of Nike, Puma and Adidas apparel, we have got you covered from singlets to shoes to drink bottles.
Located in the beautiful sunny coastal town of Lorne on the Great Ocean Road, Erskine Falls will not help you drop those COVID calories, but also give you a home screen wallpaper. The picturesque waterfall coupled with the vibrant green flora, allows you to reconnect with nature, and breathe in that beautiful fresh air we cannot get within the city.
The walk itself tailors for all, as it consists of two different paths.
The easiest and shorter of which is he Lemonade Creek Walk to Erskine falls. Parks Victoria estimate that this walk is 4.4km one way, however this track eliminates some of the challenges that the latter consists of. This walk nonetheless, still allows you to see the beautiful landscape that the Otway National Park has to offer and ends up at the Erskine Falls.
The second trail is perfect those adventure seekers out there, hoping to push their personal boundaries. Parks Victoria states that the Erskine River Walk is approximately 7.5km one way, going past Straw Falls, Spitter Falls as well as rock slabs to which form the most astounding cascades. This walk through the lush rainforest is challenging at times, requiring you to tackle some rock hopping as well as some river crossings. But hey! who doesn’t love a challenge.
So, what’s keeping you waiting? Jump in the car and get on the Great Ocean Road and get walking Geelong!