Agnes Falls

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Agnes Falls
  Agnes Falls  
Agnes Falls
  Agnes Falls  
Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is situated 160km southeast of Melbourne. Agnes Falls is reached from the South Gippsland Highway at Toora by following Silcocks Hill Road. Alternatively the reserve can be reached from Welshpool via Slade Hill Road and Hazel Park Road.

At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.

A short 200 metre walking track leads from the carpark to a viewing area overlooking the falls. Along the way watch for birds darting between bushes and the diverse range of vegetation present. Rest on the seats provided and enjoy the view within the gorge.

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve protects a small remnant of the forests that once cover Strzelecki Ranges. Tall Southern Blue Gums together with Blackwood and Silver Wattles grow within the sheltered gorge and along the banks of the Agnes River. The cool moist conditions here support a diverse understorey fo Hazel Pomaderris, Blanket-Leaf, Dogwood, Prickly Moses, Clematis and a ground cover of ferns.

The drier north facing slope and ridge support an open understorey of native grasses and sedges.

The Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve provides habitat to support many different species of birds. The canopy of tall eucalypts provides food and nesting areas for a variety of birds including honeyeaters. The understorey composed of tall shrubs and small trees is home to the Eastern Yellow Robin. Watch for the playful antics of the Grey Fantail as it darts and spirals in and out of trees in its quest for food. The forest also echoes to the calls of the Laughing Kookaburra, Currawong and Crimson Rosella.

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Agnes Falls Walks and Views: A short 200 metre walking track leads from the carpark to a viewing area overlooking the falls. Along the way watch for birds darting between bushes and the diverse range of vegetation present. Rest on the seats provided and enjoy the view within the gorge.
Agnes Falls Flora and Fauna: Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve protects a small remnant of the forests that once cover Strzelecki Ranges. Tall Southern Blue Gums together with Blackwood and Silver Wattles grow within the sheltered gorge and along the banks of the Agnes River. The cool moist conditions here support a diverse understorey fo Hazel Pomaderris, Blanket-Leaf, Dogwood, Prickly Moses, Clematis and a ground cover of ferns.

The drier north facing slope and ridge support an open understorey of native grasses and sedges.

The Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve provides habitat to support many different species of birds. The canopy of tall eucalypts provides food and nesting areas for a variety of birds including honeyeaters. The understorey composed of tall shrubs and small trees is home to the Eastern Yellow Robin. Watch for the playful antics of the Grey Fantail as it darts and spirals in and out of trees in its quest for food. The forest also echoes to the calls of the Laughing Kookaburra, Currawong and Crimson Rosella.
Friends of Agnes Falls: In September 2012, after approximately two years of letterwriting, meetings, and community input, the 'Friends of Agnes Falls' was officially formed. A number of small working bees have already been held at the Scenic Reserve, with many more to come, under he auspices of Parks Victoria.

Many ideas for future improvements have been discussed, and it is hoped that many of these will be implemented, over the coming years, once funds can be secured.

If interested to join the 'Friends' please contact the Secretary on 5688 1400, or email kathleencw@dcsi.net.au
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