The absolute five best waterfalls in Tasmania

Get outside and explore some stunning Tasmanian scenery

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Russell Falls at Mount Field National Park
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Tasmania is home to some of the world’s most stunning waterfalls and now’s your chance to get out and view them for yourself! We’ve pulled together the top five best waterfalls in Tasmania so you know where to go. So grab your jackets, walking shoes and car snacks and get ready for your next great adventure!

1. Lovers Falls

This magical, hidden waterfall is one of Tassie’s best kept secrets. To get there you’ll need to either jump on a chartered boat or kayak down the river from Corinna, a historic mining town on the north west coast. After rowing for 4km or so, you’ll come across a hidden staircase which will take you deep into the lush forest. From there it’s just a short 200m walk along a boardwalk to see these spectacularly hidden falls.

Getting there: Start your adventure from Corinna, click here to find out where that is. 

Stay nearby: Check out these great accomodation options in and around Zeehan, just an hour away from Lovers Fall.

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2. Russell Falls

Walking up to this cascading, tiered waterfall it’s easy to see why it’s one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations! It’s a short walk from the carpark through lush trees and incredible ferns. As you walk along, keep your eyes peeled for the platypus in the nearby creek and glow worms that make an appearance beside the falls. 

Getting there: This spectacular waterfall is just over an hour outside Hobart. Click here for directions.  

Stay nearby: Once you’ve finished at Russell Falls, head back into Hobart to check out the city’s nightlife. We’ve pulled together a list of great places to stay here.

The Russell Falls waterfall is one of the many one day walks near Hobart
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3. Parsons Falls

If you’re after a stunningly secluded waterfall that you can swim under, then look no further! It’s found in Tassie’s central plateau, which is really just a fancy way of writing smack-bang in the middle of the state,  and can be accomplished in a few hours. Full disclosure though, it’s a difficult track without proper signage and can be icy at any time of the year. But if you’re up for the challenge, then good luck! 

Getting there: Since it’s unmarked, you’ll want to check out this site for full directions. 

Stay nearby: The ever so charming town of Deloraine is just an hour away. Click here to see what hotel options are on offer there.

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4. Montezuma Falls

Trust us when we say a trip to one of Tasmania’s highest waterfalls will not disappoint! This steep hike will have you follow along an abandoned tramway through dense Tasmanian forest. Once there you can enjoy the impressively large 104m tall falls, which is around the same size as the Big Ben and even taller than the Statue of Liberty! The 8km walk isn’t too challenging either and will have you back at your car in three hours or so. 

Getting there: Montezuma falls is a little over an hour from Strahan in the wild west coast of Tassie. Click here to find out where to go. 

Stay nearby: Click here to see where you can stay in the quaint, harbour-side village of Strahan

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5. Dip Falls

In the remote North West region of Tasmania, you’ll find a stand-out waterfall. The 30m high Dip Falls cascades over cubic-basalt formed rocks, making it stunningly unique. Getting there isn’t difficult, since you can take two short and relatively easy walks to see the top and base of the falls. Be sure to go in winter or after heavy rain to make sure the falls are flowing at full bore.

Getting there: Dip Falls are found top of the state near Wynyard and Stanley. Click here to get directions. 

Stay nearby: There are loads of great places to stay in the nearby town of Stanley – just click here to see for yourself!

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What to bring when you’re out exploring the best waterfalls in Tasmania?

Standing at the base of the waterfall you’ll find yourself getting sprayed with water, so it’s best to pack a waterproof rain jacket to keep you dry for the walk back to your car. When you’re heading to the Tassie wilderness, you’ll also want to pack a sturdy sturdy backpack with water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and snacks. If you need to do a last minute shop before you go, then check out the online store the Iconic for a huge selection of walking gear which will be delivered right to your door.