Just 2km from the Little River Falls as you drive around the windy dirt road you will reach the Little River Gorge. A short, at times a steep walk from the carpark you will reach the deepest gorge in Victoria. The view is jaw dropping. Your jaw will drop as you take in deep breaths of fresh air to gain your breath back, but also as you take in the magnificent view. In our opinion it is well worth the journey. A photographers dream. If only the photos did it justice.
We loved our visit to the Little River Gorge. The walk was exhilarating. Being nature lovers we loved walking along the windy and at times steep trail. At times not being the fittest we were out of breath. Once we reached the viewing platform our only focus was the spectacular view.
The walk was truly worth it. Whilst the walk from the carpark to the viewing platform was short but steep it sure did offer fantastic views. We also met some great people. Being unsure whether our campervan would be suitable to make the journey to McKillops Bridge, these lovely, kind people we met put our mind at ease and advised us to follow them. They’d visited the area a few times and were in a 4wd. Now this is a very practical vehicle to have on this road. Obligingly we took up their offer to follow them, but first we needed time to take in the breathtaking views and have photos with Minky. Like so many, they loved Minky.
How was the Little River Gorge formed?
You’ll find information boards providing a snapshot on how the Little River Gorge was formed. It is fascinating and hard to take in that the gorge has created after million of years eroding away at the rock.
If you’re interested to know about some of the animals that call the gorge home you can read up about that too.
What are the roads like
The dirt roads snake through the Snowy River National Park. The mountainous windy road may require some whom experience travel sickness to take motion sickness tablets. Depending on your destination and vehicle you are driving always ensure before embarking on a road trip through this terrain that you check the road conditions. Ensure you are a competent driver.
If you are traveling from the Little River Gorge onto McKillops bridge be warned it is not recommended for cars towing large vans. There is an 11km part of the road which although it’s two way is only the width of a one way road. If you meet an oncoming car you may be required to reverse on the narrow, windy, dirt, cliff hanging road.
Looking for somewhere to relax? Here’s a great place in the outback to take a break and soak up the country fresh air. Have a BBQ or picnic. With BBQ facility and picnic table all you need is the food and stoke the BBQ. Ensure you check the local fire restrictions before lighting your BBQ.
- BBQ/picnic area
- Walking Trail
- Panoramic views
Nearby places to explore
Our journey to the Little River Gorge was part of a 4 day long weekend in the Gippsland Region of Victoria. Whilst the area was recovering from the bush fires the year prior it was still a spectacular area to explore. Thoroughly recommend it. Whilst the below are noted as nearby, don’t be fooled by the distance on the maps, it takes quite some time to get from a to b on these roads, especially if you are wanting to stop and explore as you drive along. Click on the below links to find out other places we explored:
Little River Gorge Location
The Little River Gorge is situated in the Snowy River National Park in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- Little River Gorge Road, Wulgulmerang East
- Approximately 3.4km, 5mins from Little River Falls, Wulgulmerang East
- Approximately 421km, 5hrs from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 67km from Buchan Reserve
- Approximately, 122km from Lakes Entrance
What an amazing part of the Snowy River National Park. Wow, wow and wow. Have you explored this part of Victoria? We’d love you to share your adventures with us.