Gar Lower Waterfalls

1 h 15 min to 2 h

3.9 km

↑ 156 m
↓ -156 m

Moderate track
Starting From Troopers Creek Campground, Roses Gap, this return walk takes you to a number of seasonal waterfalls via Gar Waterfalls Walk trail. As you walk along the path, the views of Mount Difficult surrounds you from above and in front. To have the best experience out of this walk, you can visit the area after heavy rainfall or during the wet season, when the intensity of the flow increases. There are rock steps, creeks, slippery areas and cliff edges without fences, so a certain amount of bushwalking experience can be useful. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.9867646,142.4306558)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Dadswells Bridge.
  • Turn on to Jackmans Road then drive for 3 km
  • Turn right onto Roses Gap Road and drive for another 10.2 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 115 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Troopers Creek Campground (about 30 m back from the start).
Campsite managed byParks Victoria. There is a fee to use this campsite.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Gar Waterfalls Walk & Grampians Peaks Trail) veer right, to head along Gar Waterfalls Walk.
After another 200 m pass the waterfall (15 m on your left).
After another 10 m head up the 25 rock steps (about 9 m long)
After another 500 m cross the ford.
After another 5 m head up the 27 earthen steps (about 10 m long)
After another 125 m head up the 18 earthen steps (about 10 m long)
After another 20 m head up the 16 earthen steps (about 9 m long)
After another 9 m head up the 9 earthen steps (about 5 m long)
After another 150 m pass the waterfall (35 m on your right).
After another 160 m cross the ford.
After another 185 m cross the ford.
After another 20 m pass the waterfall (30 m on your right).
After another 310 m come to a ford.
About 15 m past the end is a waterfall.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Gar Lower Waterfalls

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.9 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -28 m back from the start.

Toilet: There is one 10 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
-28 mTroopers Creek Campground
10 m[toilet]
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