Boulder Falls

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Boulder Falls
Boulder Falls
© 2015 - 2020 Photography: Caedence Kuepper

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  • public Land Tenure:
    National Park
  • timer 2 kms 1.5 hours (from OLT) return
  • terrain image Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as navigation and emergency first aid.
  • directions_walk Rough unformed track.
    No Modification of the natural environment.
  • panorama_horizontal Limited signage.
    Track head signage & route markers
  • grade Experienced bushwalkers.
    Users require a moderate level of specialised skills such as navigation skills. Users may require maps and navigation equipment to successfully complete the track. users need to be self-reliant, particularly in regard to emergency first aid.
  • clear_all Many steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 4236 Cathedral
  • No Drones Permitted

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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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View from the top of the gorge
Boulder above the falls

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