Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls
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Tumbling from a height of more than 100 meters, this is Tasmania's highest waterfall, which can only be reached by four-wheel drive or hike.
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  • BruceG
    Perth, Australia7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great walk, great views
    we walked to the Falls in intermittent cold rain but loved it. So much natural beauty at all scales from tiny flowers to huge tree ferns, all sorts of fungi, and the lovely waterfall with a great view from the suspension bridge. The walk did take three hours - remember to take some food and water- and we were tired.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Fiona G
    Adelaide, Australia341 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant walk to Tasmania's highest falls
    Montezuma falls is approximately 10 km walking on a disused train track within a temperate rainforest. The walk is predominantly flat and it is impossible to get lost. There are a few seats along the way and there is a small platform area at the base of the Falls where you can stop take a photo or have a bite to eat. There is also a suspension bridge you can cross to view the Falls. It is not necessary to cross the bridge to enjoy the Falls or the track The Falls are the highest in Tasmania
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Karen D
    Launceston, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk!
    What a beautiful walking track following the old tram rail track. The falls, along with the information signs and the rebuilt swing bridge, made for a pleasant day's walk. A total of 11.2 klms out and back but very doable for the average person. We broke it up having our lunch at the falls. Lot's of fungi and interesting flora along the way!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 14, 2024
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Nanette T
332 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We travelled via tar and unsealed roads to the ‘largest falls’ in Tasmania to be advised it is a further 5 km walk to view them. Of no value to be advised on a sign upon arrival that the walk is required. Waste of time to travel here if you have children or elderly guests! Don’t bother going if you don’t want to walk or feel unsafe leaving your car in a deserted remote car park!
Written May 17, 2022
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Gill808
Tasmania, Australia469 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It took us exactly 3 hours to walk the track have lunch at the falls, and a few stops along the way. We were advised by a sign at the start of the walk that the suspension bridge was closed for safety reasons. Full marks for providing that information, but at the time of our walk (early Dec 2020), that closure had been in place since mid August. That's well over 100 days and still no sign of work being done to re-open it. Disappointing!
However, the falls are still spectacular and the walk pleasant enough, although beware the motorised mountain bikes! Those that enjoy bush-walking will also find the quite wide tramway walk a little bland compared to some other waterfall walks.
Written November 29, 2020
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Lynne A
Anchorage, AK372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The track follows a former tramway through thickly forested west coast country to the highest waterfall in Tasmania at 104m. Great views can be had on the pedestrian suspension bridge but I think even better views are had following the trail to the base of the falls. This 8km track takes about 3 hours return and is easy and suitable for all ages. The trailhead is close to Queenstown where we found a comfortable caravan park to camp.
Written January 25, 2020
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fisher1962
Sydney Australia238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
This was a great walk. Very flat and even. Was raining when we went but did not hinder us at all. The waterfall was really humming due to the rain and we could not stand too close. Shame the suspension bridge was shut for repairs as we could have got brilliant photos. Loved it. It’s about 7.2 k walk from the car park and back. Toilets near car park as well. So worth it. Kids and adults would really enjoy it
Written March 26, 2021
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autravelbug
Melbourne, Australia301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Montezuma falls is easy to get to from Rosebery. It is quite close to Rosebery (do not follow google maps) just follow the road signs to the walking track car park. The last bit of the drive is unsealed but small car/ 2wd suitable. The walk is easy and mostly flat, can be a little muddy in some parts but otherwise not too bad. It takes about 3 hours return (including photo stops for me). It is interesting to walk where the tramway used to be, you can still see the old wooden planks from the old tram line. It’s also amazing to see how the track was built in the wilderness. The falls itself is pretty spectacular. Photos doesn’t do it justice. It is much prettier when you see it in person. Be sure to spend some time to admire it.
Written October 19, 2020
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Colmich
Warners Bay, Australia464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Very long walk but easy, not too much to look at along the way and only a couple of seats. Takes about 90 minutes each way and the falls are over 100 metres high.
Watch out for snakes in warmer weather and take water to drink as the river is polluted from old mine.
Written December 7, 2021
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Blu1X
London, UK54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Pretty waterfall at the end of a short hike in the forest. The entire return walk took us about 3 hours to complete including a short rest by the falls. The way back can be a little tedious.
Written March 9, 2021
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
We followed the old tramway to the falls with many old wooden rails and even and adit and wooden bridge to be seen along the way. The falls are huge but the rocks are slippery so beware. Took over 3 hours with a few stops, suspension bridge was still closed.
Written October 24, 2020
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RestlessMum
Tasmania147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Ignore the sign at main road that there is no parking for caravans. The carpark is huge and the road in is quite okay.
The walk in to Montezuma Falls follows the old Mt Dundas Tram track and is just a beautiful walk on a well defined pathway. So picturesque and enjoyed as much as the waterfall itself. Took the 3 hours return but Strava recorded a 12km walk rather than the advertised 8kms. Highly recommend.
Written September 9, 2020
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cavamebri
Albany, Australia404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
A beautiful walk along an old tram track. The track was wet and muddy so be prepared. The best part is the suspension bridge at the falls. Took us just over an hour of walking one way.
Written January 26, 2023
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