8.9 out of 10

Falls Creek

-36.8619257167441 147.258300899652
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A tale of two cities..."

From bustling ski resort during winter to a peaceful and relaxing summer destination - Falls Creek has the best of both worlds. Spend winter skiing, socialising and dining then relax on the grass by the lake in summer. Falls Creek boasts a wonderful childcare centre and primary school open year round as well as supermarket and great dining options. Very quiet during summer although event times can see the village become pretty crowded. Parking can be difficult during events and as the roads are closed in winter foot travel is the main mode of transport during the winter season. A great place for young to primary school aged children and for secondary - there is a very good high school in nearby Mt Beauty.
  • Skiing in Winter
  • Quiet and Peaceful in Summer
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Limited Parking
  • Expensive annual living costs
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

"Beautiful ski fields"

Falls Creek has to be one of the most beautiful places in Victoria. The village has a very family feel to it and the cost of a holiday for the whole family here is much cheaper than one in New South Wales during the snow season. Falls Creek is about a five hours' drive from Melbourne City or a nine hours' drive from Sydney.

At Falls Creek, you can downhill ski, cross-country ski, tobogan, walk around the village, have lunch at the cafes or a beer at the many pubs. There is something for everyone in the family to do. I have visited Falls Creek three times over the last five years and have been very happy with the place. Maybe I have been lucky, but it snowed all three times when I was there. Additionally, Falls Creek does not get as crowded as Perisher or Threadbo and this definitely makes it a better experience.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees