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Tasmap Reference: 4441 Sheffield
Updated on 25 Apr 2021
Grade 4 HikeSuitable for experienced hikers only.
Generally distinct without major modification to the ground. Encounters with fallen debris and other obstacles are likely.
average rating of 6.4 out of 10
rated by 23 people
At the request of the land owner, GPS and track information has been removed. Access to this waterfall is prohibited by the land owner
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.
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.
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Hike Grade Unknown
Details regarding the hike are unknown.
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
Grade 3 Hike
Some bush walking experience recommended.
Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
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