Cuckoo Falls

ScottsdaleGPS Coords: -41.2540, 147.6092
Land Tenure: Regional Reserve

Tasmap Reference: 5443 Springfield

Updated on 05 Feb 2021

Cuckoo Falls
© 2015 - 2022 Photography - Craig Doumouras

Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.

6.2km's3.5 hours returnRough track, many obstacles Limited signage

Generally distinct without major modification to the ground. Encounters with fallen debris and other obstacles are likely.

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Not suitable for caravans
Not suitable for campervans or RV's
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About Cuckoo Falls

Cuckoo Falls is a waterfall located near Scottsdale in North-East Tasmania. A once easily accessible waterfall, a landslide in the region forced Parks and Wildlife (PWS) to close the track to the waterfall. Although it is still possible to reach the waterfall if you're an experienced hiker, the track is very overgrown (and non-existant in parts) making the trek to Cuckoo Falls a lot slower.  It is recommended that a GPS with a topographical map that has the original track route be used so you can follow the route as closely as possible. 
The waterfall is larger than the photo shows, and is surrounded by big boulders covered in moss.


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