Masons Falls Walk

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Starting from Masons Falls Picnic Area in Kinglake National Park, Masons Falls Walk leads to the Masons Falls viewing platform. This walking track is perfect for Kinglake residents who want a short getaway close-by.

These 45 metre falls can tumble with a powerful roar or a gentle trickle. It depends on the waters of Running Creek flowing from the top of the Great Dividing Range, which is only a short distance away at the Kinglake-Whittlesea Road. The waterfall usually flows all year round but is particularly impressive after heavy rains. Running Creek flows on to become part of Arthur’s Creek, then Diamond Creek, before flowing into the Yarra River.

Kinglake National Park is an area that has been steeped in myth, legend and lore for thousands of years. From ancient Aboriginal tales from the Dreamtime to the more recent devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires, this is a place where nature has shown its power and history has been made.

This is a Grade 3 walk. Short steep hills, surfaced formed track, clearly signposted, no steps. No bushwalking experience required.

Trail Head Options:

  • The only way to get to Masons Falls Picnic Area is by car. Take National Park Road, off Whittlesea-Kinglake Road (C724).

Masons Falls Walk is a 2km track which will take about 45 minutes to complete. The walking trail offers a beautiful view of Masons Falls.

Trail Features:

  • Maons Falls Lookout

Aboriginal Echos

A Safe Home for Plants and Animals

The Supurb Lyrebird – the unrivalled king of mimicry

Lyrebirds are also known as “Weringerong”, “Woorail” and “Bulln-bulln” in Aboriginal tounges.

Trail End Options:

  • Jump back in your car and head home.
  • Masons Falls Circuit (to be added soon)
  • Mount Sugarloaf Walk (to be added soon)
  • Wombelano Falls a short drive away.

Trail Statistics:

  • Starting Point: Take National Park Road, off Whittlesea-Kinglake Road (C724). until you reach Masons Falls Picnic Area.
  • Hiking Trail Difficulty: Grade 2
  • Distance: 2km
  • Trail Type: Point to Point
  • Elevation Gain: 60m
  • Elevation Loss: 60m
  • Minimum Elevation: 400m
  • Maximum Elevation: 450m
  • Time to Complete: 45 minutes
  • Ending Point: Masons Falls Picnic Area.
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Detailed Hiking Trail Guide:

Masons Falls Picnic Area, the start of the walk.

Walk into the picnic area and continue STRAIGHT towards the rear of the picnic area.

Turn RIGHT here.

We are adding the 500m Lyrebird Circuit to the walk to extend it to a nice 2km walk.

Pop in to the RIGHT, to take a look at the top of the waterfall area, then come back and head LEFT to proceed to the Masons Falls viewing platform.

Turn RIGHT here to proceed to Masons Falls viewing platform.

Welcome to the Masons Falls viewing platform. Sit down, enjoy the view, have a bite to eat, then head back to the picnic area.

Masons Falls

Head back the way you came.

Continue STRAIGHT ahead here.

Turn RIGHT to head back to the carpark.

Continue STRAIGHT ahead to the carpark.

Welcome back. See trail end options for other walks that you can do in the area.

Last modified: October 4, 2017