Distance: 8 Km | Duration: Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: One Way | Map
About the Walk
Starting from the Erskine Falls carpark, you walk up to the imposing Erskine falls, then along the Erskine river, past Straw falls, to see Splitter Falls and past the cascades to the end of the Erskine river at Lorne. Car shuffle required.
The Walk in Detail
From the Erskine Falls car park, start by walking to the imposing Erskine Falls, set in an amphitheatre of rock. Walk down to the less impressive Straw Falls, 5 minutes away. Continue along the track that follows the Erskine River to view the Splitter Falls across the valley.
You will be required to cross the river over rocks on at least four occasions especially shortly after you leave the falls. Follow the track downstream, where further on you will find huge rock slabs form a series of cascades. Eventually you will come to the finish at the Kia Ora Caravan Park.
Getting ThereIt will be necessary to leave a car in Lorne at or near the Kia Ora Caravan Park (Melways 518 F6). The track starts at the Erskine Falls Car Park on the Lorne–Erskine Falls Rd about 7km from Lorne. The finish is Kia Ora Caravan Park, Lorne (located west of the bridge over the Erskine River).
This walk includes several river crossings. Do not attempt this walk after heavy rains. Suitable for experienced walkers only.