The ultimate Tasmania waterfall list. Discover some of the best waterfalls in Tasmania, including well-known Tassie icons as well as off-the-beaten-path hidden gems.
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 some of the best waterfalls in Tasmania and have written dozens of detailed guides to each waterfall hike to help prepare you for epic cascade-chasing adventures. In this Tasmania waterfall mega-guide, I’ve compiled a complete resource list so you can find some icons and hidden gems on your next trip.
- 26 Must-Visit Waterfalls in Tasmania
- 1. Montezuma Falls
- 2. Philosopher Falls
- 3. Hogarth Falls
- 4. Redwater Creek Falls
- 5. Dip Falls
- 6. Guide Falls
- 7. Bridal Veil & Champagne Falls
- 8. Preston Falls
- 9. Nelson Falls
- 10. Arve Falls
- 11. Pelverata Falls
- 12. Adamsons Falls
- 13. Myrtle Forest Falls
- 14. Snug Falls
- 15. Wellington Falls
- 16. Russel Falls
- 17. Horseshoe Falls
- 18. Lady Barron Falls
- 19. Myrtle Gully Falls
- 20. Strickland Falls
- 21. O’Gradys Falls
- 22. Silver Falls
- 23. Evercreech Falls
- 24. Halls Falls
- 25. Lilydale Falls
- 26. St Columba Falls
- Tasmania Waterfall Guide
- More Epic Tassie Falls
- More Tasmanian Travel Guides and Adventure Inspiration
26 Must-Visit Waterfalls 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. Also, above each image is a link to separate posts that go into more detail about each waterfall including information on how to get there, as well as more photos.
Furthermore, at the bottom of this post, you will find a short waterfall 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
After visiting dozens of incredible waterfalls, Montezuma Falls is my personal pick for the best waterfall in Tasmania. Montezuma Falls is a giant, multi-tiered 104-metre waterfall located approximately 2-kilometres south of Rosebury in Tasmania's wild west.
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.
2. Philosopher Falls
Philosopher Falls is easily one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania. This two-tiered waterfall plunges down a steep temperate rainforest gorge that is a prime example of the world-renowned Tarkine Rainforest.
The track to Philosopher Falls has also recently been upgraded, making this one of the easiest rainforest waterfall hikes in the region. The walk to the waterfall is incredibly beautiful and in my opinion worth a visit in and of itself.
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3. Hogarth Falls
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.
The short hike out to Hogarth Falls is very well-maintained and even has sealed sections. Realistically, this one is more of an urban walk than a rainforest hike. However, the beautiful natural surrounds 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 metres. It's a great option for an easy and quick trip out of Strahan.
4. Redwater Creek Falls
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 waterfall, making it a great option if you're trying to get off the regular tourist track in Tasmania.
5. Dip Falls
Located in its own scenic reserve, Dip Falls is a cubic-basalt-formed waterfall with an awesome geological formation. This waterfall 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.
6. Guide Falls
Guide Falls is an awesome urban/park waterfall that really 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.
The track to the waterfall only takes about 5 minutes and you can even drive all the way up to the top tier, which is wheelchair-accessible.
7. Bridal Veil & Champagne Falls
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 metres tall and pours into a shallow pool surrounded by dense forest.
8. Preston Falls
Preston Falls, or "Upper Preston Falls", as it's also known is another easy-to-access waterfall found at the end of a gentle 300-metre walk in the Gunns Plans.
There's a raised, metal platform to check out the waterfall from. Alternatively, hikers can detour around the official track to reach the base, where we managed to get a unique vantage point of this hidden gem of a waterfall in Tasmania!
9. Nelson Falls
This Tasmanian waterfall is perhaps one of the most scenic in the country. Located within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Nelson Falls towers at an impressive 30 metres. Dense forest frames the waterfall on all sides, creating a spectacular scene that is really fun to photograph.
10. Arve Falls
Arve Falls is one of the only alpine cascades on this list of awesome waterfalls 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.
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.
11. Pelverata Falls
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 dry eucalypt forest and into a very beautiful dolerite gorge.
This Tassie waterfall is one of the tallest in the state at an impressive 114 metres. Unfortunately though, the flow is very weather-dependent and often reduces to a mere trickle in the summer months.
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
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!
This waterfall 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.
13. Myrtle Forest Falls
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-kilometre walk from the Myrtle Forest Car Park. Myrtle Forest Falls is a scenic little waterfall 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-metre face.
14. 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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15. Wellington Falls
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 kilometres.
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.
16. Russel Falls
Russel Falls is a waterfall you will likely find on most lists of waterfalls in Tasmania. That's because it's the most popular and most photographed waterfall in state– and it's easy to see why.
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.
The waterfall itself is a giant, 54 metre tall, dual-drop waterfall plunging down a pristine gorge in beautiful rainforest terrain. If you see one waterfall in Tasmania, let it be this one!
See Russell Falls: Mt Field National Park Trip from Hobart
17. Horseshoe Falls
The second of the falls on the Three Falls Circuit in Mt Field is Horseshoe Falls. In my opinion, I preferred this waterfall over the first, 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 of one of Tasmania's most scenic waterfalls.
18. Lady Barron Falls
The final of the Three Falls is 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.
19. Myrtle Gully Falls
Myrtle Gully Falls is well-known as Hobart's worst-kept secret waterfall. In fact, this waterfall 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 surrounds are what make it so attractive.
This one is located at the back of the Cascades in Hobart, where you will find many other great waterfalls with short walking tracks.
20. Strickland Falls
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.
This waterfall flows along the Hobart Rivulet and is just 4-metres tall. It's possible to continue a little further upstream on an unofficial track to find some further hidden cascades.
Related: Where to Stay in Hobart, Tasmania
21. O'Gradys Falls
Literally within walking distance of Strickland Falls is yet another beautiful forest waterfall beneath Mount Wellington. 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 15 minutes you'll arrive at a scenic wooden bridge overlooking the falls.
22. Silver Falls
Silver Falls is accessible via many of the different hiking trails that wind along the slopes of Mount Wellington in Hobart. This one is another small, yet scenic waterfall flowing on the historic watercourse known as Browns River.
To read more about this Tasmanian waterfall and how to reach it, read the Hobart waterfall article linked above.
Related: 26 Awesome Things to do in Hobart
23. Evercreech Falls
Heading out to the far northeast corner of Tasmania and you'll find the hidden gem of the Evercreech Forest Reserve. This was one of my absolute favourite hidden gems in Tasmania. A secluded, rainforest clearing adjacent a picturesque river with short walking tracks to waterfalls and giant trees! What's not to love.
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24. Halls Falls
Halls Falls is located near the village of Pyengana in the Tasmanian northeast. 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.
25. Lilydale Falls
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!
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.
26. St Columba Falls
The final waterfall on this list of epic waterfalls in Tasmania is perhaps the most epic of all! St Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s tallest permanent waterfalls. If you visit this one following a bit of rain fall, you're likely in for a treat!
That’s because the waterfall has a huge catchment area, 4200 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.
Tasmania Waterfall Guide
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 the 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 Rentalcars.com to compare all of the best deals and garages in the state before making a booking.
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.
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!
- Dry bag to keep your valuables dry
- Mosquito and leech repellent
- A phone with reception for maps
- Quick-dry towel
- Warm clothes
- Hardshell Jacket
- Cheap waterproof phone cover
- GoPro or 360 Camera
Useful Resources For Finding and Navigating to Waterfalls in Tasmania
Here are some of my most-used apps and resources when planning adventures in Tasmania
- Booking tours and experiences: Klook, GetYourGuide, and Viator
- Weather: WillyWeather
- Hiking trails: Strava, AllTrails, Wikiloc
- Booking accommodation: Booking.com
- Car Rentals: RentalCars.com
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:
More Tasmanian Travel Guides and Adventure Inspiration
I really hope that this comprehensive guide to my personal favourite 26 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!