A quick guide to visiting Redwater Creek Falls near Sheffield, Tasmania. Find out how to get here, what to expect and see photos from the waterfalls and caves.
Redwater Creek Falls is a set of two little-visited waterfalls flowing on Redwater Creek between Railton and Sheffield. A visit to these seasonal waterfalls is a great bet following rain, especially if you find yourself hanging around Sheffield.
In this guide, I’ll let you know everything you need to know about visiting these falls and throw in some photographs that I hope will inspire your visit.
How to Get to Redwater Creek Falls
To get to Redwater Creek, you'll want to make your way to Stoodley Forest, approximately 6.2 kilometres from the Sheffield Visitor Centre along Sheffield Road. I've pinned the exact location for a large carpark near the pine forest where you can gain access to the wide walking track to the waterfalls.
GPS Coordinates: 41°22'37.9"S 146°22'14.9"E
The Redwater Creek Falls Hike
- Hiking Distance: 1.4 kilometres return
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Elevation: N/A
- Difficulty: Easy
The short walk to Redwater Creek Falls begins from the large car park beside the BMX track in the Stoodley Forest. This track is pretty much a road, however, is often closed to vehicles with a large steel gate.
On the hike to the falls, you'll be following a segment of the Tasmanian Trail. Approximately 1 kilometre up the track you will reach a wire gate on your right with a sign that reads "Waterfall".
Open this gate and you'll find yourself at the base of the main waterfall on Redwater Creek. The second waterfall is a little further downstream but is smaller.
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Also Nearby: Leven Canyon Lookout
Redwater Creek Caves
If you cross the river above the first, main waterfall tier, you can follow the track to some small unnamed caves. There is a wooden ladder affixed to the rock wall. While not huge caves, they are cool to explore and photograph. Sadly my camera died on this trip but I managed to get some photos for you guys with my phone.
Car Rentals in Tasmania
Unfortunately, the cost of bringing your own car on the Spirit of Tasmania has skyrocketed in recent years.
Now, it is usually cheaper to rent a car on arrival. I recommend using RentalCars.com in Tasmania to compare rates for different vehicles across dealerships.
(Rentals are limited in Tasmania so it's a good idea to book in advance).
Related: Visiting Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs:
Where to Stay in NorthWest Tasmania: A Quick Guide
Tassie's northwest has a lot to offer. If you're planning your trip, consider picking an accommodation option up here as a base, at least for a few days. Below are my recommendation options in the best areas to help you out.
Stay near the Edge of the World - A rugged northwest coast is a great place for adventurers to base themselves.
- Arthur Spa Cottage 9/10
- Ocean View Cottage 9.2/10
Stay in Stanley - Famous for the iconic nut but offers great seaside accommodations.
- Hanlon House 9.3/10
- Stanley Village Waterfront 8.8/10
Stay in Boat Harbour - One of the most beautiful and underrated beach towns in Tasmania. A must-visit!
- Heavenly Farm B&B 9.1/10
- Boat Harbour Garden Cottages 9.1/10
Stay in Penguin - A quaint coastal town with a unique name.
- Penguin Seaside Homestay 9.5/10
- Penguin Beachfront Apartments 9.3/10
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I really hope this quick waterfall guide to Redwater Creek Falls was useful for you. If you enjoyed it, make sure to check out some of my other articles and blogs for Tasmania. I've spent several months exploring some of the most epic, off-the-beaten-path locations on the island and I want to share them with you.