Things To Do Highton, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Pack your bikes, scooters and picnic supplies into the car and head off for an afternoon adventure at Buckley Falls in Highton.
With the River Red Gum Walk leading right up to the lookout over the stunning waterfall, you can make your way there on foot or on wheels.
You may like to park at Queens Park carpark and take in the sights as you make your way up the trail to the lookout. Or park at the small carpark located alongside the falls providing easy access for a quick pit stop to appreciate the view.
On your walk, keep an eye out for tawny frogmouths, gang-gang cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets – all commonly spotted in the area along with many others. You may even be lucky enough to spot a swamp wallaby along the water’s edge.
After you’ve taken in the view at the falls, follow the River Red Gum Walk downstream, cross the bridge when you reach the Barwon Aqueduct River Trail and make your way up to either the Fyansford Hotel or Provenance Wines for a quick pause, bite to eat and refreshment.
For the adventurous, take on the continuous 20 kilometre loop of the Barwon River Trail, which takes you on a picturesque journey along the banks of the river through Fyansford and South Geelong.