Crater Falls

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National ParkGPS Coords: -41.6500, 145.9458
Land Tenure: National Park

Tasmap Reference: 4038 Cradle

Crater Falls
© 2015 - 2021 Photography: Craig Doumouras
image

Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.

4km's1 hour returnWell formed track Clearly sign posted

Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Unknown if accessible with a caravan
Unknown if accessible with a campervan or RV
Share on
Rating

average rating of 5.8 out of 10

rated by 11 people

Gallery

About Crater Falls

The magnificent Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park is home to many waterfalls, with Crater Falls being the first waterfall on the famous Overland Track when walking from Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair. The hike commences from the Ronny Creek carpark. It is recommended that you sign the log book, and sign your intentions for your trip into the World Heritage region. Once signed in, you cross the road, and immediately commence walking on the overland track. The hike commences along purpose built boardwalks, but soon turns into a very well maintained walking track. After walking for about 1.2 kms the track branches into two separate routes. The left hand track is the one that needs to be taken, which takes you to Crater Falls, Crater Lake, with side tracks that take you to other landmarks within the World Heritage Area, such as Dove Lake and Marions Lookout.

Alpine Goodness

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park is situated in the alpine regions of Tasmania, with Crater Lake situated at approximately 1000 metres above sea level. Due to the high altitude, snow can occur at any time of the year (including summer), and weather conditions can change dramatically fast at any time. It is highly recommended that suitable clothing, as wellas a change of clothing, is carried.

Previous and Next Waterfall (Alphabetical order)

Crabtree Rivulet Falls

Crabtree

Grade 5 HikeGrade 5 Hike

Suitable for very experienced hikers only.

Creekton Falls

Dover

Grade 4 HikeGrade 4 Hike

Suitable for experienced hikers.

Waterfalls near Crater Falls

Pencil Pine Falls

Cradle Mountain

Grade 2 HikeGrade 2 Hike

Suitable for families with young children.

Pencil Pine Cascades

Cradle Mountain

Grade 1 HikeGrade 1 Hike

Suitable for people with a disability, with assistance.

Knyvet Falls

Cradle Mountain

Grade 2 HikeGrade 2 Hike

Suitable for families with young children.

Hike Data
GPX FILE: Download
Loading...
Generating Graphs
Lowest Elevation:
Highest Elevation:

Map

Avoid Private Property

Not every area in Tasmania is available for the public to explore. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to identify which areas are on public land.