Liffey Falls via Lower Liffey Reserve Campground

2 h to 3 h

6 km
return

↑ 207 m
↓ -207 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Lower Liffey Reserve Campground off Bogan Road, Liffey Falls State Reserve, this walk takes you to Liffey Falls. Enjoy a scenic walk through temperate rainforest to Liffey Falls, the major attraction of the reserve. Nestled in the forest beneath the Great Western Tiers, these multi-level falls cascade down several steps to create one of Tasmania's most picturesque waterfalls. The well-defined track follows an old logging tramway alongside the river, providing glimpses of Dry's Bluff through the trees. You'll cross a small bridge over Quinn Creek before reaching the falls, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools of cold water and admire the scenery from the viewing platform. Some sections of the trail can be muddy during winter months. The campground is suitable for campervans, buses, or caravans and has several grassy camp spots, a public toilet, picnic tables and barbecues. 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
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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.
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Getting There
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Start (-41.6837774,146.7821992)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1, Carrick.
  • Turn on to then drive for 450 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn slight left onto Oaks Road, C511 and drive for another 11.8 km
  • Turn right onto Louisa Street, C513 and drive for another 7.2 km
  • Turn right onto Liffey Road, C513 and drive for another 9.6 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 660 m
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Start heading along Liffey Falls track from lower picnic area.
After another 2.2 km cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Liffey Falls Upper Track & Liffey Falls track from lower picnic area) continue straight, to head along Liffey Falls Upper Track.
After another 40 m find a seat.
After another 100 m come to "Liffey Falls".
About 40 m past the end is "Liffey Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
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Liffey Falls via Lower Liffey Reserve Campground


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

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Seat: There is one 2.9 km from the start.


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ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
2.9 km[seat]
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