Located near Beechworth in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, the waterfall is a popular local attraction. Spring Creek and Reedy Creek converge just above the waterfall, with the two creeks cascading over a tiered series of granite rocks. A lookout provides a view over the top of the falls.
A short walk to a second lookout provides a better view of the entire waterfall, and the pool beneath it.
The waterfall played an interesting role in Australia’s European settlement history, when gold was discovered in the area in the 1850s. The Woolshed Goldfields was one of the richest in the history of Victoria, and the pool at the bottom of the falls collected alluvial gold from further upstream. As a result, Spring Creek was diverted around the pool, so that gold could be extracted from the base of the waterfall.
Getting to Woolshed Falls
The waterfall is about 6km (5min drive) from Beechworth; a carpark at the end of Woolshed Falls Road provides access to two lookout platforms.
- World of Waterfalls – Woolshed Falls