There’s plenty to do in Mount Buffalo National Park, and cooling off in Rollasons Falls should be at the top of your list!
- Little hidden oasis
- Crystal clear refreshing water
- Stunning waterfalls
One of Victoria’s Best Spots for Wild Swimming
The Rollasons track starts from the picnic area next to the carpark and is signposted. The path is well formed amongst lush bush and leads to an intersection where you can either go to the Upper Falls (to the left) and the Lower Falls (to the right).
The Upper Falls area is flatter and the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. From there, you can stand at the top of the waterfall and overlook an amazing rock pool and the top of the Lower Falls. Some dare-devil locals even use this spot for cliff jumping into the water below! The slope heading to the Lower Falls is a bit steeper but not too long.
From the Lower Falls, you can actually get to the base of the waterfall and admire the sparkling, flowing and swirling water. If weather permits and if you don’t mind braving the cold water, you can swim in a beautiful rock pool at the base of the falls. On a hot summer day, it is definitely the best way to cool off! Keep an eye out for the cute wooden swing that’s been set up on a fallen tree.
The Rollasons Falls are a bit further away from the main road than the Ladies Bath Falls, making them slightly less accessible and usually less busy!
Pro tip: Get there before noon if you want the place to yourself!
If you’re up for a challenge, keep exploring the park and hike The Horn and The Cathedral.
- A packed meal and plenty of water
- Swimmers and a towel
- Sunscreen and hat
How To Get There
Head to Mount Buffalo National Park. If you’re from Melbourne, it should take you around 3.5 to 4 hours. After passing the village of Porepunkah, you will get to the NP entrance. From there, follow the windy Mount Buffalo road upwards for around 10 minutes. You will pass the Eurobin Falls parking on the way. The car park will be on the right side of the road and indicated by a Parks Victoria sign.
- Trail running
Beginner. The trail is well formed and relatively short. The descent is easy as it meanders downhill. Consider a bit more time for the uphill, sharper ascent. For those after a bit more of a challenge, it makes a great trail run.
Distance Covered / Elevation Gain
The walk is around 4km return in total and is reasonably flat until the intersection at the end between the two falls.