Lal Lal Falls
Just north of Lal Lal, a small town in the Moorabool Shire is the Scenic Lal Lal Falls.
Only 20kms out of Ballarat. Lal Lal was originally a sheep run. However back in the mid to late 1800’s became the spot of the Lal Lal iron Mining company. It was also the home of the Lal Lal Blast furnace. The Blast furnace still holds significance, as it is the only Blast furnace from the 19th century still standing in all the Southern Hemisphere.
Lal Lal Reserve is located on Lal Lal Falls road. But just twenty minutes out of Ballarat and it is the perfect spot for a Picnic or Barbeque.
Lal Lal reserve is a great little spot, with a couple of barbeques. There are plenty of tables, most are out in the elements. However, a few are under the shade of the rotunda. There are toilets, water fountains and bins available.
Young children will love the quaint little playground with a couple of swings, (one infant, one older style) and two other activities to play with.
As we sat eating our lunch we listened to the sound of the waterfall in the distance, almost calling us to go look. Our food was rushed, as the real reason we came here was not for the playground, the large grass areas, not for lunch. But to see the magnificent Lal Lal Falls. We couldn’t wait to see them as they cascaded off the top of the cliff into the waiting creek below. I have to admit I was a little disappointed to see that they have closed off the path down to the base of the Falls, however, a short 5-minute walk will get you to the viewing point, and it’s well worth a look.
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