MacKenzie Falls & The Balconies, Grampians NP Victoria

There are short walks to MacKenzie Falls and the Balconies that are easily accessed off a major road through the Grampians (C222). Both areas are popular with tourists so don’t expect serenity. They are justifiably popular, and not just because they are easy to get to.

The Balconies Track, Grampians NP

There are a few short walks you can do accessed on the road that runs through the middle of Grampians National Park (C222). We did a couple at the popular MacKenzie Falls, and also a short walk to the Balconies. It was hazy when we got to the Balconies and so this rather impressive area did not look its best in my photos, so I’ve included just the one. MacKenzie Falls is an impressive waterfall that is somewhat a victim of its own success. Worth the visit nevertheless, (but don’t swim too close to the waterfall because people have drowned there). The tracks are constructed and obvious.

The Scenery

Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP
MacKenzie Falls. You have to scramble up a hill to get this particular view.
Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP
MacKenzie Falls. Somebody had drowned here just a week or so before we came. I think he strayed too close to the waterfall.
Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP
Sophia and me in front of MacKenzie Falls
Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP
A slightly more realistic view of MacKenzie Falls with some of the many tourists in frame.

Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP

Mackenzie Falls Track, Grampians NP
Mackenzie Falls taken from a point on a loop track called the MacKenzie Falls Lookout Walk.
The Balconies Track, Grampians NP
View from the Balconies; Victoria Valley stretches out a long way to the right. Its a big open area that looks better in real life than in my photos, partially due to hazy conditions but also due to the scale.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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