Ferntree Falls

St HelensGPS Coords: -41.3364, 148.1723
Land Tenure: Future Potential Production Forest (Crown)

Tasmap Reference: 5842 Pyengana

Updated on 10 Sep 2022

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Grade 3 Hike
Some bushwalking experience recommended.

0.2km's20 minutes returnRough track, many obstacles No directional signage

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

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

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 2.7 kilometres to an area marked with pink ribbon to park your car.  Locals have made a sign to indicate it's the parking area for Ferntree Falls. A track nearby is found by the pink ribbons tied to trees.  Follow the ribbons to reach the waterfall.

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.

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