Distance: 7.4 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: Grade 3 | Rating: | Style: Return | Map
About the Walk
The rocky Tower Hill, a waterfall, wild flowers and views of the Victoria Valley and Serra Range.
The Walk in Detail
From the gate at the base of the Bundaleers, follow the 4WD track down to a creek crossing, then up again to the ridge top (a total of 1.6km). After a short rest, follow the well formed foot pad which skirts up around the northern face of Tower Hill. Marvel at the balancing rock along the way!
As the track rounds the western side below the summit, there is a rock scramble up on to a broad rocky platform. This is a great spot for morning tea & takes in the stunning views of Victoria Range and valley.
We then back track a short way and turn left down a lesser foot pad. This track grows more indistinct and overgrown. Rock cairns need to be followed where possible. Eventually you meet the Rosea Creek just above the falls.
The first set of cascades is very picturesque. A little further downstream is the main Calectasia Falls – named after the Calectasia intermedia or Blue Tinsel-Lily commonly found in this area. These falls plummet into a deep gorge. Some may wish to take the very steep scramble down to the base of the falls for a different view. Be careful! Lunch can be had in the vicinity of the falls, before beginning the journey back, re-tracing the same route. Keep an eye out for various wild flowers in the area.
Getting ThereFrom Laharum, drive south on the Northern Grampians Rd up and over the range until you reach the turn off to Glenelg River Road (33.5km). Turn right on to a gravel road and proceed for only 500m, then turn left on to Stony Creek Rd. Follow this dirt road for 3.8km, then turn right down Rosea Track. After 800m you arrive at the Bundaleers carpark. Park here (Grid Ref 314834). Distance to start: 38.6km. Driving Time: 45mins.
A minor creek crossing on the 4WD track – usually easily crossed. Care needs to be taken on the off-track section from Tower Hill down to the waterfalls. Rocks near the falls can be slippery. Also, the descent down to the base of the falls is very steep.