Grab your most comfortable pair of walking shoes, pack up the picnic basket with a delicious assortment of Daylesford goodies and set off to the fast-flowing waters of Trentham Falls. Peaking at an impressive 32-metres, Trentham Falls is the longest single-drop waterfall in the state and comes equipped with picnic and barbecue areas for visitors to stay a while and soak up the serenity.
Trentham Falls is one of the top natural highlights of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges area. The falls were formed over five million years ago when oozing molten lava quickly cooled along the old Coliban River valley. The protected Trentham Falls reserve is a goldmine for botanists or anyone with a basic interest in Australia's endemic flora – see if you can spot manna gums, stringybark trees and even narrow-leaved peppermint.
Best visited in winter (the wet season) when the waterworks are at full capacity, Trentham Falls belongs to the wider Wombat State Forest – a popular playground for outdoor enthusiasts. A network of fire tracks offers challenging courses for mountain bike or horseback riding, while four-wheel-drives and bushwalkers alike have been known to tramp across the forest floor in search of a prime camping spot at Lerderderg Gorge.
If you don't mind being in the splash zone or are an avid nature lover, try to squeeze a trip to Trentham Falls into your itinerary. There's a viewing deck just metres from the car park if you simply want to stretch your legs and take a moment to marvel at the great Victorian landscapes on your road-trip through Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.