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Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureRegional Reserve
Land Feature NameMathinna Falls Regional Reserve
Tasmap5641 Saddleback
GPS Coordinates-41.3978431 , 147.8980404
Road AccessUnsealed Road, not well maintained
Walking Distance800 metres
Walking Time15 minutes return
Grade of WalkModerately easy, but very slippery in places. Take Care.
 

About Mathinna Falls

Mathinna Falls, located in the Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve, approximately 10 kms north of Mathinna, Tasmania, is a series of three excellent waterfalls, with different difficulties to get to. The first waterfall, the easiest to access is a short walk 15 minute return from the carpark, on an established bush trail, that guides you directly to the base of the waterfall. Mathinna Falls is a very pretty waterfall, with the waterfall pictured above being having a height of approximately 25 metres.

The 2nd and 3rd waterfalls that make up Mathinna Falls are not on the main trail, nor are they easily accessed. Lots of research, and extreme care would be required to try and find them, and some steep climbing would also need to be undertaken to reach the falls situated above the main waterfall.

If you're only interested in exploring the main waterfall, Evercreech Falls is located 15 km's away, and combined, makes for a terrific day of sightseeing and exploring.

Access & Facilities

Access to Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve is along rather poor forestry gravel roads. Extra care shoud be taken driving along these roads, especially in wet conditions. Although the falls can be accessed by smaller vehicles, SUV's or 4WD's are desirable.

The reserve itself is humble, with limited parking, limited bench seats and table, and an old barbeque with no gas supply (you will need kindling and a fire to use it). On site, there are eco toilets available. The hike to the waterfall is a short 15 minute return walk from the carpark, with no other tracks available from the reserve.

How to get to Mathinna Falls

From Hobart:

  • Travel north along Midland Highway, and drive past Campbell Town.
  • Turn Right onto the Esk Highway (the A4).
  • Drive to Fingal, and then turn left onto Mathinna Road. (B43)
  • Once you reach Mathinna, turn right onto Mathinna Plains Rd. Drive for about 1 km.
  • Turn right onto Claytons Road, and follow the signs to Mathinna Falls Road

From Launceston:

  • Drive to St. Leonards and turn right on St. Leonards Road (C401).
  • The road will change name to Blessington Road, and will turn into an unsealed road. Keep following the Road through the mountains.
  • Drive to Fingal, and then turn left onto Mathinna Road. (B43)
  • Once you reach Mathinna, turn left onto Mathinna Plains Rd. Drive for about 1 km.
  • Turn right onto Claytons Road, and follow the signs to Mathinna Falls Road
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