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Updated on 08 Jun 2021
Grade 5 HikeSuitable for very experienced hikers only.
No Modification of the natural environment.
average rating of 6 out of 10
rated by 1 person
Julia Falls is an impressively large, but rarely visited waterfall in the Styx Valley that makes an impressive 15-20 plunge in a pocket of lush rainforest surrounded by clearfell logging. This lack of notoriety comes primarily from the lack of any track or signage in the area of the falls, with access only possible for those with experience in off track hiking.
To reach Julia Falls, travel along Styx Road from Maydena, then turn right onto Jacques Road a few kilometres past the Big Trees Walk. Continue along Jacques Road for 3-4km, then turn right onto an unsigned spur road that takes you towards the unnamed creek containing Julia Falls. Navigation here would be all but impossble without a GPS, so be sure to bring one if attempting a trip.
Once on this spur road, travel a few hundred metres until you find a spot to park at the closest point between the road and falls, which are directly down the bank on the left. It is just a matter of bushbashing down the steep embankement until you arrive at Julia Falls. While very steep and difficult, it is not a long walk at all, and the falls are a great reward for effort once you reach them. A bit of additional exploring will take you to some nice lower cascades, and the top of Lower Julia Falls a little further downstream. Unfortunately the cliffs around the lower falls are far too precipitous to scramble down, so they have to be accessed from a separate hike coming from downstream.
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Ben Lomond National Park
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
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