Winterbrook Falls & Rainforest Walk
The Winterbrook Falls trail takes about 4 -5 hours return walk from the car park through temperate rainforest with mature stands of Sassafras, Myrtles, Blackwood, Eucalyptus, King Billy pine and Celery Top pine with an understory of Mountain Pepper, Mountain Laurel, Horizontal scrub and Waratah to name a few. Once selectively logged for King Billy Pine. The walk traverses the old horsedrawn tramway and the bullock drawn snig tracks.. Many historical remains can be seen There are now young regrowth and some giant specimens of King Billy Pines along the trail. The Field Naturalists estimate these specimens to be 2000+ years old. The most northern stands in the state. Remains of a Piners Settlement can be found just off the trail not far from the start of the walk if you know where to look, with an intact saw pit where the King Billy was sawn. from here it was taken to the Nietta Railway ( now not in existence). A lookout point just before the falls is a good advantage point to view the falls and the rock escarpment. The falls drop 200m off the mountainside in three falls. On the western side of the falls a sharp inclined track can take you on to the plateau of Black Bluff.
An alternative walk from Mountain Valley is to drive a half hour to the car park. A walk to the falls and up onto the plateau and then down Brookes track on the western side to the Leven River and Mountain Valley can be an exhilarating days walk but does require two cars to be able to retrieve the first car from the Winterbrook car park.