Distance: 1.3 km
Average Gradient: 10%
Elevation gain: 138 meters
Traffic: Light traffic
Here is a link to the Strava segment here:
Erskine Falls is one of the best known waterfalls of the Otway Ranges. They are also the highest single drop of all the Otway waterfalls with a 30metre cascade. Riders have the chance to see the falls which is a short 50 metre descent down steps which you can walk dwn on your cleats. The climb out of from the Falls is very steep & is a real lung burner. It should only be attempted if you have a high level of fitness.
The climb starts at the Erskine Falls Carpark where the road immediately ramps up.
You’ll be in the granny gear right from the start and don’t be surprised if you have to deliver the mail to get up this one.
Whilst only short in length, you will be quite relieved when you get to the end of this climb which finishes at the Erskine Falls sign at the gates. You will find this an amazing area to ride around and a climb that you should put onto your bucket list.
Whether you’re staying overnight or just passing through. Take time out to wander down Lorne’s main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores. Cellars, eateries and galleries. Relax with a latte at a sidewalk cafe. Picnic under the trees on the foreshore. Or dine on freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant.
Make sure that you visit the Lorne surf beach, the only patrolled beach in town. Cool off in the sparkling waters of Loutit Bay or take a stroll up to Shelley Beach to explore the rock pools. The nearby Great Otway National Park is a nature lover’s playground with misty waterfalls, giant ferns and ancient forest. Discover the Erskine Falls cascading into a beautiful fern gully, one of ten waterfalls within ten minutes of town.
At sea. For those keen on a bit of fishing during their holidays, the Lorne Pier is a great place to cast a line for trevally, barracuda and whiting. Keep an eye out for migrating whales between May and September. Lorne is one of the best spots along the Great Ocean Road to see these giants of the deep as they make their journey along the coast.