Gadds Falls

Mole CreekGPS Coords: -41.6495, 146.2181
Land Tenure: Permanent Timber Production Zone Land

Tasmap Reference: 4238 Borradaile

Updated on 15 Nov 2022

Gadds Falls
© 2015 - 2024 Photography: Craig Doumouras

Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers only.

.3km's30 minutes returnRough track, many obstacles Limited signage

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

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Unknown if accessible with a caravan
Unknown if accessible with a campervan or RV
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About Gadds Falls

Warning - Unsafe to visit

The region around Gadds Falls was destroyed by bush fires in the summer of 2015/16. Please avoid this waterfall until the area is deemed safe by authorities.

What was once one of the prettiest short walks to a waterfall, Gadds Falls is situated west of Lake Parangana, south of Liena, accessed via a short track commencing from Mersey Forest Road. The track to Gadds Falls followed the creek uphill, passing small cascades along the way before coming to Gadds Falls.In the summer of 2015/16 bush fires destroyed the region where Gadds Falls is situated. Then, in July of 2016 heavy rains and floods causes land slides in and around Gadds Falls further impacting the area. The track to Gadds Falls is now totally destroyed as is all signage indicating the location of the falls.

The waterfall most associated with Gadds Falls is a smallish single drop that was accessed by the former track, however Gadds Falls is actually made up of a number of drops that cascade down the mountain towards the Mersey River, and the track only accessed the final, smallest tier. When flowing well, it is possible to view the main section of Gadds Falls high above the Mersey Forest Road a short distance past the culvert over Gadds Creek. 

Some confusion to the correct spelling of Gadds Falls remains, with many documented sources spelling it as Gads Falls.


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