SAILORS FALLS STAIRCASE RE-OPENED

The popular Sailors Falls staircase in Hepburn Regional Park was re-opened today by Mary-Anne Thomas MP, Member for Macedon.

After being damaged by successive heavy rainfalls, the 130-step, 75-metre staircase has been rebuilt thanks to a $430,000 investment by Parks Victoria and the Victorian Mineral Water Committee.

The investment restores access to mineral springs in the valley floor, and recognises Hepburn Regional Park as a treasured natural environment, popular tourist spot, and important historic and cultural area.

Ms Thomas was joined by members of the local community in taking the first footsteps on the new staircase, which now includes an all-access viewing spot before its descent to the base of Sailors Falls.

“I am delighted to re-open the staircase at Sailors Falls, restoring safe access to mineral springs, walking tracks and the base of the spectacular waterfalls. This $430,000 investment from Parks Victoria and the Victorian Mineral Water Committee recognises Hepburn Regional Park as a treasured natural environment, popular visitor destination, and an important historic and cultural area” Ms Thomas said.

The staircase at Sailors Falls forms part of a fascinating walk in the Hepburn Regional Park and is the first stop for many tourists visiting the mineral springs townships.