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Redwater Creek Falls Tasmania – Waterfall Guide

Redwater Creek Falls Tasmania – Waterfall Guide

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.

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By Olly Gaspar, traveler, travel blogger & photographer for 5+ years with 600+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.

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

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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.

Redwater creek falls hike

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".

Redwater creek falls hike

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.

Sheffield waterfall
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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.

Sheffield caves
Caves near redwater creek sheffield
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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 DiscoverCars 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.

Edge of the world, tasmanian west coast

Stay in Stanley - Famous for the iconic nut but offers great seaside accommodations.

The nut at stanley, tasmania

Stay in Boat Harbour - One of the most beautiful and underrated beach towns in Tasmania. A must-visit!

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Stay in Penguin - A quaint coastal town with a unique name.

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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.

Thanks for Reading

I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure travel blogger & photographer. Traveling non-stop since 2018, I've published over 600 travel guides on We Seek Travel. These draw on my personal experience to share unique itineraries, accommodation tips, & fun adventure guides covering hikes, viewpoints, beaches, waterfalls, & tours. Read my Publishing Ethics Statement.

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