Dasher Falls

Stoodley, Tasmania

Dasher Falls at sunset
Dasher Falls at sunset
© 2015 - 2020 Photographer: Craig Doumouras

priority_high Private Property - with public access

This waterfall may be on private land but land owners may have granted permission for people to visit, or dedicated tracks have been established enabling visitors. Some waterfalls may be situated on commercial property (like a B&B) and reservations might be required.

Access to this waterfall is 'at your own risk', and at all times care and respect of other peoples property must be adhered to.

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  • public Land Tenure:
    Private Freehold
  • timer 0.3 kms 15 minutes return
  • terrain image Recommended for experienced bushwalkers.
  • directions_walk Rough track, many obstacles
    Generally distinct without major modification to the ground. Encounters with fallen debris and other obstacles are likely.
  • panorama_horizontal Sign posted.
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections and where track is indistinct.
  • 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 Occasional step.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 4441 Sheffield

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Dasher Falls is situated on Dasher River, near Railton, Tasmania. Consisting of 3 tiers, the waterfall drops down over huge boulders. At the base of the falls, small caves have formed due to the pressure of the falling water.

About the hike

Starting from Bridle Track Rd east of Sheffield, newly placed signage points to the start of the track, which starts on the right of the road (coming from Sheffield). A clearing on the other side of the road that is often used as a dump site serves as a good parking area. The signage may be easy to miss if you aren't careful, so if you come to the bottom of the hill where there is a bridge on a side road to the right, you have gone too far. 

A very pleasant walk though Dogwood trees and shrub, the trail to Dasher Falls is marked by yellow markers on trees and can be completed as a circuit. The walk takes you first to a cliff top with great views of the Dasher River, then follows to the right along the top of a ravine. It is definitely not for young children. Some sections of the track are extremely steep, and no fences prevent slipping off the ravine. Soon, you will come to a point where you can peer over the edge of the cliffs to the falls below, as they tumble over a short but powerful drop into the gorge below. From here, continue on the circuit as it takes you upstream then back through the forest, ending up just up the road from the start of the walk.

Waterfalls near Dasher Falls

Distances are measured 'as the crows fly' and are not reflective of road distance or hiking distances.

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Grade 1 Hike

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Grade 4 Hike

4.5 km return

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Grade 4 Hike

4 km return

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