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26 Incredible Waterfalls in Tasmania With Map

26 Incredible Waterfalls in Tasmania With Map

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover some of the best waterfalls in Tasmania, including well-known icons like Russell Falls and off-the-beaten-path hidden gems like Evercreech Falls.

The island state of Tasmania is a World Heritage Listed natural wonder of Australia. From frozen mountain peaks to iconic white-sand beaches, it’s no secret that Tassie has some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world.

So, it should come as no surprise then that some of the best waterfalls in Australia are found right here in Tasmania!

I’ve spent several months photographing and documenting Tasmania’s amazing waterfalls and cascades and have written dozens of detailed guides to each to help prepare you for an epic adventure.

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Waterfalls Not to Miss in Tasmania

Let's dive straight into the list. Remember, as always I have personally visited and photographed all of the waterfalls on this list.

Furthermore, at the bottom of this post, you will find a short resource guide. This includes the best Tasmanian waterfall tours, tips on how to get around independently, which seasons to visit, where to stay, what to pack, and more!

1. Montezuma Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 11 km return
  • Duration: 3 hours return
  • Elevation: 120 m total elevation gain (gradual and mostly flat)
  • Difficulty: Easy

After visiting dozens of incredible waterfalls all over the state, Montezuma Falls is my pick for the best waterfall in Tasmania. It really is a multi-tiered giant standing at 104 m and located approximately 2 km south of Rosebury in Tasmania's Wild West.

Location: Montezuma Falls

The hike to Montezuma takes roughly 1.5 hours and is incredibly scenic. Along the way, you'll follow a historic mining route featuring old wooden bridges, carved-out mining tunnels, and an epic suspension bridge.

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Montezuma Falls

2. Philosopher Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 3 km return
  • Duration: 1 hour return
  • Elevation: Mostly flat with short stair descent at the end
  • Difficulty: Easy

Philosopher Falls is easily one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania. This two-tiered cascade plunges down a steep temperate rainforest gorge that is a prime example of the world-renowned Tarkine Rainforest. It can be found on Butler's Road.

Location: Philosopher Falls

The track to Philosopher Falls has been upgraded, making this one of the easiest rainforest waterfall hikes in the region. The walk is incredibly beautiful and in my opinion worth a visit in and of itself.

Tip: Be careful when walking down the stairs at the last section of the track before the falls as these can be slippery after rain.

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Philosopher Falls

3. Hogarth Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 2.1 km return
  • Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour return
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Very easy

For those visiting Tasmania's Strahan and Western Wilds, I highly recommend a stop at Hogarth Falls. This is perhaps one of the most easily accessible natural waterfalls on this list and is reachable on foot from Strahan Harbour.

Location: Hogarth Falls

The short hike out to Hogarth Falls is very well-maintained and has sealed sections. Realistically, this one is more of an urban walk than a rainforest hike. However, the beautiful natural surroundings will leave you questioning whether or not you're deep in the Tarkine Rainforest.

This Tasmanian waterfall is made up of two tiers with a cumulative height of 15 m. It's a great option for an easy and quick trip out of Strahan.

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Hogarth Falls

4. Redwater Creek Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 1.4 km return
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy

Another awesome, little-known waterfall in Tasmania's north is Redwater Creek Falls. This one flows between the towns of Railton and Sheffield and is found near the Stoodley Forest.

Like many of the waterfalls in Tasmania, this one again has multiple tiers to explore. There are even some cool caves to check out nearby.

You probably won't find many tourists venturing out to this one, making it a great option if you're trying to get off the regular tourist tracks in Tasmania.

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Redwater Creek Falls

5. Dip Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 600 m return
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy (stairs) Wheelchair viewing platform at the top

Dip Falls is another awesome multi-tiered waterfall located in the Tarkine Rainforest in Tasmania's northwest near Stanley (famous for The Nut).

Location: Dip Falls

Located in its own scenic reserve, Dip Falls is a cubic-basalt-formed waterfall with an awesome geological formation. Dip Falls is known to have decent flow year-round but is especially impressive in Winter.

Nearby, visitors can also check out the "Big Tree Walk", where you can see some of Tasmania's tallest trees on a short, rainforest loop.

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Dip Falls

6. Guide Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 200 m
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy track that follows the river

Guide Falls is an awesome urban/park waterfall that transports you deep into the Tasmanian wilderness. This one is a quick and easy 20-minute drive from Burnie and is easily one of the tallest and most impressive in the region.

Location: Guide Falls

The track only takes about 5 minutes and you can even drive up to the top tier, which is wheelchair-accessible.

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Guide Falls

7. Bridal Veil & Champagne Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 5.2 km circuit
  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Elevation: 300 m total elevation gain
  • Difficulty: Easy-moderate

Bridal Veil and Champagne Falls are two epic waterfalls reachable via a short detour on the way to or from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. Both waterfalls are accessible via a roughly 2-hour return circuit loop.

These two falls are both very impressive. The larger of the two, Bridal Veil Falls, is approximately 25 m tall and pours into a shallow pool surrounded by dense forest.

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Bridal Veil Falls
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Champagne Falls

8. Preston Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 300 m
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy

Preston Falls is another easy-to-access waterfall found at the end of a gentle 300 m walk in the Gunns Plans.

Location: Preston Falls

There's a raised, metal platform to check out the waterfall from above. Alternatively, we found a detour around the official track to reach the base, where we managed to get a unique vantage point of this hidden gem.

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Preston Falls

9. Nelson Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 1.4 km return
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Very easy

There are many must-see highlights for those on a road trip in Tasmania's west including the 99-bends road and the Iron Blow Lookout. However, one that simply can't be missed is Nelson Falls.

Location: Nelson Falls

Located within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Nelson Falls towers at an impressive 30 m. The dense forest frames the waterfall on all sides, creating a spectacular scene that is fun to photograph.  

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Nelson Falls

10. Arve Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 800 m return
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Very easy

Arve Falls is one of the only alpine waterfalls I found in Tasmania. It's located in the scenic Hartz Mountains, a beautiful and little-visited alpine region best known for the nearby Tahune Airwalk and Hartz Peak.

Location: Arve Falls

I'd seen this awesome little waterfall surrounded by deep snow in photos online. However, I got here just after the melt during my visit. Either way, I was really impressed by the falls and the walk was a real bang-for-time micro-adventure after climbing Hartz Peak.

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Arve Falls

11. Pelverata Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 6 km return
  • Duration: (Official: 3 hours), We easily completed in under 2 hours return
  • Elevation: 290 m total elevation gain
  • Difficulty: Fairly easy

Pelverata Falls is another geologically unique waterfall located near the famous Huon Valley south of Hobart. The hike out to Pelverata Falls makes its way through a dry eucalypt forest and into a very beautiful dolerite gorge.

Location: Pelverata Falls

This is one of the tallest in the state at an impressive 114 m in height. Unfortunately, the flow is very weather-dependent and often reduces to a mere trickle in the summer months.

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Pelverata Falls
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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).

12. Adamsons Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 6.8 km return (from the trailhead)
    Our distance: 9.8 km from the Chesterman's Road/Coal Hill Road fork
  • Duration: 2.5 -3.5 hours return
    Our time: 2 hours 45 minutes from the Chesterman's Road/Coal Hill Road fork
  • Elevation: 265 m total elevation gain (undulating) 370 m for us
  • Difficulty: Fairly difficult (muddy, fallen trees everywhere)

If you're up for an awesome, off-the-beaten-path adventure in Tasmania's far south, look no further than Adamsons Falls. This waterfall is easily one of the most impressive but you have to earn the view!

Location: Adamsons Falls

The hike isn’t any run-off-the-mill day walk and should be considered only by experienced hikers and bushwalkers. The hike out to Adamsons Falls is a grueling and wet slog through the notoriously muddy Southwest National Park.

However, if you make it out to Adamsons Falls, you certainly won't regret it. There are also other activities in the region including the Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs and the Duckhole Lake hike.

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Adamsons Falls

13. Myrtle Forest Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 1.2 km
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy

Myrtle Forest is a little-known local spot near Collinsvale, just a short hop north of Hobart. This beautiful scenic reserve features some of the richest rainforests in the region and has an epic waterfall worth checking out.

This is another easy-to-reach Tassie waterfall, requiring only a short 1.2 km walk from the Myrtle Forest Car Park. Myrtle Forest Falls is a scenic little flowing stream with a viewing platform above the bottom level of the falls.

You can also continue a little further up to reach a small clearing where you will see the main waterfall tier flowing gently down a 5 m face. Alternatively, continue even further as we did and explore the Collins Cap Hike.

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Myrtle Forest Falls

14. Snug Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 2.9 km return (out-and-back)
  • Duration: 40 minutes - 1 hour
  • Elevation: 145 m total elevation gain, all on the way back up
  • Difficulty: Easy

Looking for waterfalls near Hobart where you are free to bring your dog? Don't go past the aptly named Snug Falls.

Location: Snug Falls

This one is tucked away in a small forest nook and features a large, wide basin below that is perfect for a quick dip in the warmer months. Unfortunately, the flow is dependent on recent rainfall, so try to pick your day if you can.

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Snug Falls

15. Wellington Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 20 km return (Fern Tree)
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Elevation: 950 m total elevation gain
  • Difficulty: Moderate but a long day hike

The walk out to Wellington Falls is perhaps the longest and most rewarding hike on offer on Mount Wellington. To get here, you'll need to follow the Miles track from The Springs for approximately 10 km.

Location: Wellington Falls

Unfortunately, this one is an out-and-back hike, meaning you'll need to retrace your steps to get back to the springs. As a result, this waterfall hike is usually a whole-day activity.

However, the track out to Wellington Falls is very gentle and quite scenic. You'll get great views of Hobart along the way and traverse an epic boulder field before arriving at a viewing platform where you can snap photos of the falls from afar.

It is so important to be equipped for your hikes in Tasmania. Packing adequate water, clothing, and food along with an offline map. "Across two days in June 2023, more than 90 walkers were transported from Hobart's Kunanyi/Mt Wellington back down the base because they were inadequately equipped to climb" - ABC NEWS

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Wellington Falls

16. Russel Falls

  • Distance: 20-minutes return
  • Difficulty: Easy

Russel Falls is one you will likely find on most lists of waterfalls in Tasmania. That's because it's the most popular and most photographed waterfall in the state– and it's easy to see why.

Location: Russell Falls

Russell Falls is the main event of the very popular Three Falls Circuit in Mt Field National Park. There is a sealed, flat walking track to reach the base of the falls that is wheel-chair friendly.

This is a giant, 54 m tall, dual-drop waterfall plunging down a pristine gorge in beautiful rainforest terrain.

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Russell Falls

17. Horseshoe Falls

  • Distance: 15-minute walk from Russell Falls
  • Difficulty: Easy

The second of the falls on the Three Falls Circuit in Mt Field is Horseshoe Falls.

Location: Horseshoe Falls

In my opinion, I preferred this waterfall over the first in Mt Field, mainly due to the lack of crowds! This one features two beautiful cascades side-by-side which flow into a whirling pool and feeds the larger Russell Falls downstream.

There's also a large, fenced viewing platform just beside the waterfall where you can snap some great shots.

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Horseshoe Falls

18. Lady Barron Falls

  • Hike Distance: 6 km loop
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Elevation: Mostly flat with short sections of easy stair climbing
  • Difficulty: Easy

The final of the Three Falls is Lady Barron Falls.

Location: Lady Barron Falls

You'll reach this one soon after passing the giant eucalyptus regnans trees on the Big Trees walk in Mt Field National Park.

Lady Barron Falls is known to be one of the fiercest waterfalls in the park and is an impressive sight year-round.

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Lady Barron Falls

19. Myrtle Gully Falls

  • Hike Distance: 5-minute walk
  • Difficulty: Easy

Myrtle Gully Falls is well-known as Hobart's worst-kept secret waterfall. In fact, this is also known as "Secret Falls", but is a hotspot for photographers and Instagrammers visiting Hobart. Although the waterfall itself is not very impressive, its beautiful natural surroundings are what make it so attractive.

Location: Myrtle Gully Falls

This one is located at the back of the Cascades in Hobart, where you will find many other great waterfalls with short walking tracks.

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Myrtle Gully Falls

20. Strickland Falls

  • Hike Distance: 10-minute walk
  • Difficulty: Easy

Strickland Falls is another must-see waterfall for those visiting Hobart. This one requires almost no effort and is found at the foot of Mount Wellington, just a 10-minute drive from the city.

Location: Strickland Falls

This one flows along the Hobart Rivulet and is just 4 m tall. It's possible to continue a little further upstream on an unofficial track to find some further hidden cascades.

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Strickland Falls

21. O'Gradys Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 20-minute walk
  • Difficulty: Easy

Literally within walking distance of Strickland Falls is yet another beautiful forest waterfall beneath Mount Wellington.

Location: O'Gradys Falls

You'll find it by walking a little further up the road and heading up the steep Rivulet trail. Don't worry, you don't need to walk for long, after just 20 minutes you'll arrive at a scenic wooden bridge overlooking the falls.

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O'Gradys Falls

22. Silver Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 10-minute walk
  • Difficulty: Easy

Silver Falls is accessible via many of the different hiking trails that wind along the slopes of Mount Wellington in Hobart.

Location: Silver Falls

This one is another small, yet scenic cascade flowing on the historic watercourse known as Browns River.

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Silver Falls

23. Evercreech Falls

  • Hike Distance: 3.5 km loop (40 minutes)
  • Difficulty: Easy

Heading out to the far northeast corner of Tasmania you'll find the hidden gem of the Evercreech Forest Reserve. This was one of my absolute favourite hidden gems in Tasmania.

Location: Evercreech Falls

A secluded, rainforest clearing adjacent to a picturesque river with short walking tracks to waterfalls and giant trees! The best part is this Evercreech Forest Reserve is also a free campsite that has firepits, cooking areas, and flat surfaces to park and set up a tent. We loved our stay here!

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Evercreech Falls

24. Halls Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 2.5 km return
  • Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

Halls Falls is located near the village of Pyengana in the Tasmanian northeast.

Location: Halls Falls

Reaching this waterfall requires a relatively easy circuit walk along a well-graded dirt track. The track is mostly an in-and-out trail but you will have the option of taking a loop back to the car park from about halfway to the falls.

There are several lookout points along the walk where you can admire the Falls. Additionally, it's possible to continue on to see the remains of an old weir.

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Halls Falls

25. Lilydale Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 1 km return
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Heading out to Lilydale Falls is a great bet if you find yourself around Launceston– especially if you are camping or exploring the state in a van. That's because the car park to this quaint little cascade is also an awesome free camping spot!

Location: Lilydale Falls

Lilydale Falls consists of two main waterfalls. Both have a dedicated viewing area but you can easily spend a whole day here enjoying the serenity and snapping up photos.

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Lilydale Falls

26. St Columba Falls

  • Hiking Distance: 1.2 km return
  • Hike Duration: 20-30 minutes return
  • Difficulty: Easy

St Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s tallest permanent waterfalls. If you visit this one following a bit of rainfall, you're likely in for a treat!

Location: St Columba falls

That’s because the waterfall has a huge catchment area, 4,200 hectares of it including Mt Victoria and Mt Albert in Tasmania's east. While you can walk all the way to the base of the falls, you can also catch a glimpse of it from the car park above.

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St Columbia Falls

Resources for Visiting Tasmania Waterfalls

And that wraps up this comprehensive list of 26 Incredible Waterfalls in Tasmania! As you can see, there are quite a few worth checking out.

To help you make the best of your waterfall-chasing activities in Tassie, I've compiled a quick but useful resource guide below.

How to Get Around in Tasmania Independently

By far, the best way to get around Tasmania is by car. If you're driving from the mainland, then your best and only bet is to book a ticket on the Spirit of Tasmania.

However, it often works out cheaper just to book a flight and car, ready to be picked up when you arrive.

Tasmanian car and van rentals are notorious for being the most expensive in the country. I highly recommend checking to compare all of the best deals and garages in the state before making a booking.

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Waterfall Seasons in Tasmania

Tasmania is well-known for its unpredictable, wild weather. The Roaring Forties whip up strong winds from Antarctica year round but seasons are quite distinctive.

Generally speaking, the best season to explore waterfalls in Tasmania is during the Winter months of July to September. This period sees the highest rainfall but be warned, it can get icy cold!

The Summer months are usually quite warm and dry. This is a great time to hit the coasts or mountains, but more often than not, waterfalls dependent on rainfall will be bone-dry.

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Packing List: What to Bring on Waterfall Hikes in Tasmania

Here are some must-have items when hitting the trails to some of Tasmania's best waterfalls!

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More Epic Tassie Falls

Unfortunately, my time in Tasmania has come to an end. However, here are a couple more waterfalls that I've added to my Tassie wish list:

I really hope that this guide to my personal favourite waterfalls in Tasmania has inspired you to head out on an adventure.

Before you go, make sure to check out some of my other travel guides and adventure blogs. I guarantee that you'll find something new!

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The Ultimate Tasmania Travel Resource

Looking for more Tasmania travel guides & adventure inspiration? Below are my most comprehensive blog posts that will serve as a great free resource for your trip.

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