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Tasmap Reference: 5644 Derby
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 12 people
By Craig Doumouras
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Situated in North-East Tasmania, Harridge Falls is a pretty waterfall that is a short 10 minute walk from the road. Embedded in lush forest, Harridge Falls is multi-tiered flowing along Weld River with a height of about 5 metres. Though it is not tall, it is picturesque, making it an ideal waterfall to visit if you're an avid waterfall bagger.
An easy drive down the A3 Tasman Highway will take you to the Harridge Falls area. There is no signage on the road, nor is there proper access for vehicles. However there is a 4WD track off the road, as well as some room to park one vehicle. There is no walking track or viewing platforms either. To get to the waterfall, you will have to walk down a slope meandering through the forest. Previous hikers have placed pink ribbons on trees to help guide you in and out. The fact the waterfall is only 200 metres from the road, it is easy to find should you lose sight of the ribbons.
Despite the relative ease of the hike to the waterfall from the road, you will need to plan this trip, ensuring you know where to park your vehicle, as well as knowing where to commence your hike. A GPS and / or topography maps are highly recommended.
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Hike Grade Unknown
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Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park
Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Grade 3 Hike
Some bush walking experience recommended.
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
Mt. Victoria Forest Reserve, Ringarooma
Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.
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