|Land Tenure||Future Potential Production Forest (Crown)||Tasmap||3640 Luina|
|GPS Coordinates||-41.4675196 , 145.4639374|
|Road Access||1km Unsealed Road|
|Walking Distance||1 - 2 kms|
|Walking Time||90 minutes return|
|Grade of Walk||Easy, with staircases|
Philosopher Falls, situated 9km's from the township of Waratah, is a stunning multi-tier waterfall encased in gorgeous thick rain forest. Driving towards Savage River from Waratah, signage directing you to Philosopher Falls is easily seen. The car park area is about 400 - 500 metres up the unsealed road. From there, your hike begins.
First impressions of the track is just how good it is, especially when compared to many other tracks of popular waterfalls in Tasmania. The track is a wide, gravel / stone track, that meanders it's way through the forest, before reaching a purpose built foot bridge that crosses Arthur River. The walk continues along the north-western side of the river until you reach a staircase that descends 210 steps to a lookout of Philosopher Falls.
This track, and bridges, as well as carparking area was constructed in 2010 as part of a $1,000,000 upgrade. The previous track, which took you to the base of the waterfall on the eastern side of Arthur River, is no longer maintained, not is it accessible.