A New Zealand man has drowned after falling into a rock pool in Australia.

Australian Senior Constable Alistair Parsons said the 27-year-old New Zealand national fell into a rock pool at Zumsteins in the Grampians National Park, Victoria, yesterday.

Parsons said it was believed the incident occurred at MacKenzie Falls just after 5pm.

A witness entered the water and attempted to rescue the man but was unable to reach him.

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His body was recovered by Police Search and Rescue shortly before 1am today.

Police would prepare a report for the coroner, he said.