Pelverata Falls

2 h to 3 h

6 km

↑ 270 m
↓ -270 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park at the end of Crosswells Road, Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area, this walk takes you to Pelverata Falls. Enjoy a pleasant hike through the Snug Tiers to Pelverata Falls, one of Tasmania's tallest waterfalls, cascading 114 metres down a vertical dolerite gorge. Leaving the car park, the trail initially passes alongside farmland before entering dense eucalyptus forest. Boardwalks cover some of the muddy areas as the trail meanders through a section of rainforest, and towards the end, handrails are provided at some steep rocky areas. The trail climbs along a large rock spree before a short steep descent towards the lookout platform, which provides an excellent view of Pelverata Falls and the creek below. The falls are particularly impressive after heavy rains and are often drier in the summer months. Below the lookout is a steep side trail leading down to the creek, recommended only for experienced bushwalkers as the rocks are dangerous and slippery, especially in wet conditions. 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 Pelverata Falls Track & Crosswells Road (-43.0502449,147.1206592)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Huon Highway, A6, Sandfly.
  • Turn on to then drive for 230 m
  • Turn right onto Pelverata Road, C621 and drive for another 12.5 km
  • Turn left onto Crosswells Road and drive for another 940 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Crosswells Road, Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area, head along the trail into a small section of forest, passing a blue 'Pelverata Falls Track' sign. Follow the Pelverata Falls Track ahead and continue the walk to Pelverata Falls.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pelverata Falls Track & Crosswells Road Start heading along Pelverata Falls Track (a walking track).
After another 3 km come to "Pelverata Falls Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
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Pelverata Falls

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 6 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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