Photography: © 2017 Craig Doumouras

About Rawlinson Falls

A relatively unknown waterfall, Rawlinson Falls is situated just off the North East Dundas Tramway near Williamsford in Western Tasmania. The region is rich with mining history, and the old Dundas Tramway was used to transport Ore from the Williamsford region to Zeehan.  Today, the old tramway commencing from the carpark area near Williamsford is used as a hiking track to the popular Montezuma Falls. From the west, the old tramway is a very rough 4WD track.  

Having a height of approximately 40 metres, Rawlinson Falls is a large single drop waterfall that plunges into an intimate gully on the Great Northern Creek. The waterfall can be seen from the 4WD track, but the best view is from its base requiring a very steep descent down wet and soft soil.  There is no track down to the base, nor are there any markers to guide you, and should not be attempted unless you have the skillset to climb up and down steep embankments.

Rawlinson Falls

How to get to Rawlinson Falls

The hike commences from the carpark area for Montezuma Falls. The hiking is very easy along a wide dedicated track that leads you directly to one of Tasmania's largest waterfalls. After 1 - 1.5 hours of easy walking, you will reach Montezuma Falls, and you will need to cross the suspension foot bridge across the ravine to continue your hike. Once across the bridge, the Dundas Tramway is now a sloppy 4WD track that is easy to navigate but tends to be incredibly muddy in places. Continue along the track for another 1 - 1.5 hours. Rawlinson Falls can be seen through the trees on your right when walking along the track.

Topographical Map Inconsistencies

On Topographical maps including TheList, Rawlinson Falls is marked on the opposite side of the road than where it actually is situated.

Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureFuture Potential Production Forest (Crown)
Tasmap3636 Dundas
GPS Coordinates-41.844245395771 , 145.457565506374
Road AccessUnsealed Road for 6kms to Williamsford
Walking Distance18kms return
Walking Time6 hours return
Grade of WalkEasy. Last 50 metres difficult.
 
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