Liffey Falls Walk

45 min to 1 h

1.7 km

↑ 79 m
↓ -79 m

Easy track
Starting from the the upper carpark at the end of Riversdale Road, Liffey Falls State Reserve, this walk leads to Liffey Falls and back via the Liffey Falls Upper Track. Regarded as one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Tasmania, Liffey Falls are the major attraction of the Liffey Falls Reserve. These beautiful, multi-level falls are nestled in deep, mossy forest beneath the spectacular Great Western Tiers. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear cold water of the pools, or just relax and admire the beauty of the falls. The falls are only a 45 minute return walk from the upper car park, on a well-marked track that follows the river closely as it goes through cool temperate rainforest, passing by a number of smaller cascades along the way. Picnic, barbecue, and toilet facilities can be found at the starting area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Liffey Falls Upper Track & Liffey Falls Road (-41.700141,146.759293)
Mode Car
  • Turn on to Bowerbank Link, A5 then drive for 700 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Meander Valley Road, A5 and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn left onto East Parade, A5 and drive for another 7 km
  • Turn left onto Highland Lakes Road, A5 and drive for another 16.1 km
  • Keep left onto Liffey Falls Road, C513 and drive for another 5.7 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Liffey Falls Upper Track & Liffey Falls Road Start heading along Liffey Falls Upper Track (a walking track).
Upper Liffey Falls Picnic Area (about 40 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 10 m back from the start).
After another 500 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Liffey Falls track from lower picnic area & Liffey Falls Upper Track) turn left, to head along Liffey Falls Upper Track.
After another 40 m find a seat.
(Liffey Falls) Continue another 100 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 850 m to get back to the start.
About 55 m past the end is "Liffey Falls".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Liffey Falls Walk

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.7 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -17 m back from the start.

Seat: There is one 750 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-17 mUpper Liffey Falls Picnic Area
750 m[seat]
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