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MacKenzie Falls

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Wartook Road, Zumsteins VIC 3401


  • Spectacular year-round waterfall
  • One of the largest waterfalls in Victoria
  • Waking tracks
  • Picnic area alongside car park
  • Toilets
  • No phone service
The spectacular MacKenzie Falls is an iconic year-round fixture within the Grampians National Park. Water cascades dramatically over huge cliffs, plunging into a deep pool before continuing down along the MacKenzie River towards nearby Fish Falls. Further upstream, Broken Falls is just a short walk from the MacKenzie Falls car park.

Picnics at MacKenzie Falls

There is a fantastic picnic area alongside the car park on Wartook Road.

Are you allowed to swim at MacKenzie Falls?

Swimming is not permitted at the base of MacKenzie Falls, as it is extremely dangerous.

Walks at MacKenzie Falls

Walk to Broken Falls viewing platform and to the base of MacKenzie Falls

  • Distance: 2 km return
  • Time: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Starting point: MacKenzie Falls carpark
  • Difficulty: Easy (to Broken Falls lookout), moderate (to base of MacKenzie Falls)
  • Elevation change: 110 metres

The walking track to the bottom of MacKenzie Falls is steep, but well worth the effort. The walk is 2 km return and includes a large section of steep steps as you make your way down into the gorge to the base of the falls. 

A viewing platform over Broken Falls is located before the walk heads down the steps - wheelchairs and prams can access the Broken Falls viewing platform, but no further.

Walk to the Bluff viewing platform

  • Distance: 1.9 km return
  • Time: 40 mins
  • Starting point: MacKenzie Falls carpark
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation change: 10 metres
An alternative track takes you to the Bluff, a viewing platform overlooking MacKenzie Falls with excellent views over the multiple cascades of the MacKenzie River from high above the gorge. The walk to the Bluff is a gentle, sealed track and is wheelchair accessible. 

Walk to Fish Falls

  • Starting point: Base of MacKenzie Falls
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
Fish Falls is a stunning waterfall along the MacKenzie River which cascades beautifully over 60 metres of terraced rock into a gorgeous pool below. From the base of MacKenzie Falls, follow the track downstream along the MacKenzie River until you reach Fish Falls.

Campgrounds nearby

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Grampians National Park except within vehicles on sealed roads and in sealed parking areas. 


  • There are so many gorgeous waterfalls scattered throughout the Grampians National Park. No matter how many times you visit, you will always be able to find something new to explore.
  • There are countless fantastic walking tracks throughout the Grampians National Park, allowing visitors to explore and appreciate all aspects of this amazing place. From short, scenic strolls to epic multi-day adventures, the Grampians has got it all.


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