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Escape to the Past: A Dog-Friendly Day Trip to Walhalla and Narracan Falls

Melbourne is home to an abundance of natural beauty, from coastal cliffs to scenic mountains. If you're looking for a day trip away from the city, then head to the Victorian High Country to explore the charming dog-friendly town of Walhalla and the stunning Narracan Falls.

Wahalla Historic Township - 180km/ 2 hours from Melbourne


Walhalla, nestled in the heart of the Victorian High Country, is a picturesque town frozen in time. Once a thriving gold-mining town, it now offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like in the 19th century. With only 20 permanent residents, the town is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Visitors can walk through the Centre and marvel at the heritage buildings, which have been lovingly restored to their former glory. A highlight of the town is Cohen's Reef, a three-kilometer vein of gold that runs through Walhalla, which played a significant role in the town's history. Learn about the lives of miners, pan for gold down at Stringers Creek, and explore the old hotels, shops, school, and churches built in the 19th century when the town was at its peak.

Narracan Falls - Narracan, Victoria


After exploring Walhalla, take a scenic drive to Narracan Falls, located 10-12kms south of Moe. The falls are sourced by the Narracan Creek, which rises in the hills northwest of Thorpdale and eventually joins the Latrobe River near Lake Narracan. The falls can be accessed by a walking path of about 50m from the car park which leads to the base of the falls.


The picturesque falls are a perfect place for a picnic, with car parking available, as well as picnic tables and open fireplaces in the reserve. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the falls while enjoying a picnic lunch, or simply relax and take in the serene surroundings.

Overall, a day trip to Walhalla and Narracan Falls is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and experience the natural beauty of the Victorian High Country. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, this day trip has something for everyone.


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