Fergusson Falls

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Fergusson Falls
Fergusson Falls
© 2015 - 2020 Photography: Caedence Kuepper
  • public Land Tenure:
    National Park
  • timer 1 kms 45 minutes (from OLT) return
  • terrain image Recommended for experienced bushwalkers.
  • directions_walk Formed track, some obstacles
    Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
  • panorama_horizontal Clearly sign posted
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections.
  • 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) - 4235 Du Cane

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One of the three waterfalls on the Mersey River that can be seen as part of the Overland Track, Fergusson Falls is potentially the hardest of the three to photograph or satisfactorily view. The track that takes you to the falls, part of a 45 minute detour from the main track that also includes impressive D’Alton Falls, finishes right beside the falls themselves, meaning that the only views you can get from the track are very close up, side-on, and rather awkward for photography. If care is taken it is possible to scramble down onto the large rock slabs on the banks of the river just downstream of the falls to get a clearer view, however in times of high flow they become very slippery and dangerous due to the amount of mist coming off the falls.

For more detailed information on the hike to the falls see the D’Alton Falls page, as these waterfalls are only a few minute’s walk from each other and visited on the same sidestrip. 

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