Ferntree Falls

St Helens, Tasmania

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  • public Land Tenure:
    Future Potential Production Forest (Crown)
  • timer 0.2 kms 20 minutes return
  • terrain image Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience.
  • 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 No directional signage.
    Signage is generally not provided.
  • grade Some bushwalking experience recommended.
    Users need no bushwalking experience and a minimum level of specialised skills. Users may encounter natural hazards such as steep slopes, unstable surfaces and minor water crossings. They are responsible for their own safety.
  • clear_all No steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 5842 Pyengana

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The Launceston Creek near St. Helens is home to Ferntree Falls, a waterfall with a height between 5 to 10 metres. The waterfall comes to life after good rainfall, flowing down multiple tiers, making it a very good waterfall for photographers and waterfall enthusiasts.

Access to Ferntree Falls

A short 15 minute drive from St. Helens is required to reach Ferntree Falls. Heading west, you must drive down Argonaut Road, passing the St. Helens Golf Course. The road is bitumen to begin with, but soon becomes unsealed. At this point, you will need to drive a little further before turning left down Trafalgar Track, a decent unsealed road that is not signed. Some GPS systems, including in car systems do not have Trafalgar Track on their maps.

Once on Trafalgar Track, you will need to drive between 1- 1.5 kilometres to a point the track forks. At this juncture, there will be a track with a gate leading to properties, with the other branch of the track continuing on. It's here the car must be parked off the road, and your hike begins.

The waterfall is very close to the road but cannot be seen from it, however can be easiliy heard when the waterfall has good flow. There isn't a developed track as such, but some pink markers tied to trees assist in guiding you through to the waterfall.

Waterfalls near Ferntree Falls

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

2.16 kms away

Grade 4 Hike

6.8 km return

3.04 kms away

Grade 5 Hike

0.5 km return

14.65 kms away

Grade 3 Hike

1.3 km return

17.84 kms away

Grade 5 Hike

3.7 km return

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