Measuring 90 metres wide and plunging 12 metres over dark basalt rocks, the curtain-like Hopkins Falls is the largest in the Hopkins River. Take in the views from the two viewing platforms overlooking the falls and take the easy path from to the platform below for postcard-worthy snaps. (Look out for the camera stands, too – who needs a selfie stick?). Visit the falls in winter to see them at their most impressive and to keep an eye out for baby eels jumping the rocky ledges during their winter migration.
Hopkins Falls is just a 15-kilometre drive from Warrnambool. A popular picnic spot, the area above the falls has barbecue and toilet facilities.