Angel Falls

Lake PedderGPS Coords: -42.9708, 146.4532
Land Tenure: National Park

Tasmap Reference: 4424 Anne

Updated on 21 Oct 2022

Angel Falls
© 2015 - 2024 Photography: Caedence Kuepper

Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.

22km's9-10 hours returnRough unformed track Limited signage

No Modification of the natural environment.

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Suitable for caravans
Suitable for campervans and RV's
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About Angel Falls

With a single drop of 156 metres, Angel Falls is the tallest (above ground) waterfall in Tasmania. In addition to its height, the falls are also incredbly well-situated with Mt Sarah Jane providing a spectacular backdrop, and the east-facing plunge can also produce rainbows on sunny mornings. There is no track to Angel Falls, however they can be visited in a long day walk via the Mt Anne Circuit with a short off track bushbash.

To reach Angel Falls, drive to the start of the Lake Judd Track on Scotts Peak Road, roughly a two hour drive from Hobart. The track to the lake has been upgraded after fire damage in 2019, so the first 6.5km make for very easy walking until you reach the end of the boardwalk, and make the 550 metre climb to the plateau on a steep and boggy track. Once you make it to the top, it isn't too much further to the Lonely Tarns above the falls. Follow the creek downstream for a few hundred metres, mostly through fairly open alpine vegetation, until you reach the top of the falls. Precipitous views can be obtained by here, but for the best views continue around the corner through thick scrub to a ridge directly across from the falls, which gives the grandstand views you see on this page. 

Angel Falls is an achievable day trip, though at 22km return it requires at least 9 hours with a long drive from Hobart on either side. Therefore, the falls are probably best done as an overnighter camping at Lonely Tarns, or as part of the longer Mt Anne Circuit. 


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