Photography: © 2018 Alexander Shafir

About Hartnett Falls

A National Parks Pass is required to access Hartnett Falls

For many people, Hartnett Falls are the most impressive of the waterfalls that can be seen on the world-famous Overland Track. The falls drop 20 metres into a narrow gorge, and in times of high flow in winter and spring produce enough mist to soak onlookers standing even 100 metres away. By contrast, in the summer months when the waterflow is lower, the pools at the base and top of the falls become great swimming holes to cool off in.

The falls can be seen by taking a detour from the main trail on the fifth day of walking along the Overland Track (coming from Cradle Mountain). This well-marked albeit muddy track descends to the top of the waterfall, before narrowing as it continues more steeply on to the falls’ base. There is one potentially difficult stream crossing along the way, however the effort is well worth it to view Hartnett Falls, which are just about a must-see for anyone hiking the Overland Track. 

Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureNational Park
Land Feature NameCradle Mountain - Lake St Claire National Park
Tasmap4235 Du Cane
GPS Coordinates-41.9133583 , 146.1281948
Road AccessSealed Road
Walking Distance
Walking Time
Grade of WalkDifficult multi-day walk
Creative Commons License TopographicBasemap from theLIST © State of Tasmania