Boulder Falls

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National ParkGPS Coords: -41.9064, 146.1165
Land Tenure: National Park

Tasmap Reference: 4236 Cathedral

Boulder Falls
© 2015 - 2021 Photography: Caedence Kuepper
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Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.

2km's1.5 hours (from overland track) returnRough unformed track Limited signage

No Modification of the natural environment.

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Unknown if accessible with a caravan
Unknown if accessible with a campervan or RV
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About Boulder Falls

More of a rocky cascade then significant waterfall, Boulder Falls cascades around a large rock in the middle of the Mersey River into a pool below, with another huge boulder just upstream attesting to how the falls got their name. 

The falls are situated a few hundred metres downstream of the popular D'Alton Falls, however the track terminates there so making it downstream is difficult and potentially dangerous, as you have to skirt along the edge of a deep gorge, travelling downstream until the falls come into view. Even the view shown on this page required some dicey scrambling to attain, to get about halfway down the gorge to a section of flat ground where the falls are at least partially visible, but getting closer for a good view would be impossible without an abseil, or by rafting down the river from further upstream. 

If you make it to Boulder Falls, be sure to continue a little ways further downstream to Cathedral Falls, a much larger and more impressive waterfall, although it too is hard to satisfactorily view. 

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