The Melnikfall is one of the bigger waterfalls in the Maltatal, at the beginning of the Malta hochalm strasse. From highway A10 it is a 16 kilometer drive into the Maltatal before you reach the Melnikfall. The Melnikfall is almost directly accessible from the roadside.
There is no Parking directly next to the waterfall, but we were in the Malatatal in May and we parked the car along the road. From the road it is a 2 minute walk to the bottom of the Melnikfall. A nice place for a picnic. From a distance you see the Melnikfall in all its glory. A big waterfall in the river Melnikbach that cascades down over 300 meters.
It is also possible to walk up along the Melnikfall. A trail leads you up to the top in 60 minutes. If you have the time, you should make the walk in this beautiful area.
The Malta hochalm strasse is closed in wintertime and when we were there in May, the road was still closed, but we managed to drive up to the Melnikfall.
Best time to visit the Melnikfall is the beginning of the summer when melted snow feeds the river Melnikbach and the volume of the Melnikfall increases. The source of the river lies high up in the mountains at two small lakes: the kleiner- and grosser Melniksee.
The Melnikfall tumbles down towards the south and can be visited from early morning until late noon.
The Malatatal is one of the best valleys, in Austria, for visiting waterfalls. Other nice waterfalls in the Maltatal are: Hinterer Maralmfall, Fallbachfall, Gossfalle and the Schleierfall. The Fallachfall is the biggest and most impressive waterfall in the Maltatal with a single drop of 150 meters and a quit impressive volume.