Before heading off onto the next leg of your photography journey, stop by the historic Malmsbury Bakery for a pastry and coffee.
If you time your visit for the third Sunday of the month, you can also pick up delicious local treats from the Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market (you might be glad of a little extra snack for your waterfall visit).
Once you’ve had brekkie, head from Malmsbury back into Kyneton, where you’ll begin a scenic 12.6km road trip to Turpins Falls* (approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Malmsbury).
Here the Campaspe River flows over a 20-metre high rock wall into a deep pool, which is best viewed during wetter months in autumn and winter.
In summer the waterfall often stops flowing due to little rain, and if stagnant, the pool may be affected by blue-green algae.
To access the base of the falls and rock pool, you’ll need to hike down a steep, unmaintained path from the lookout. The path can be subject to seasonal closures (particularly during autumn) by Parks Victoria due to risk issues. Enclosed footwear is recommended and snakes are common in the area.
Please note: This is a wild and off-the-beaten-track shoot location. No amenities or general facilities (picnic tables or toilets) are available at the reserve. Access to the top of the falls is permanently closed. Visitors are to strictly observe all warning signage and to stay within fenced areas and paths.
16/3/2021: Turpins Falls has been closed to all visitors till further notice by Parks Victoria. The recent rains and increase in visitation has meant the steps have deteriorated and the entire visitor site is now closed to protect public safety. Signage and fencing are in place to prevent people accessing the carpark, track and falls.
For up to date info search for Turpins Falls @ www.parks.vic.gov.au
First pic by Insta @journeybylight_photography
Second and third pic by Insta @2who_adventure_dkarwata
Fourth pic by Insta @irish_monkey