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Tasmap Reference: 4235 Du Cane
Grade 4 HikeSuitable for experienced hikers only.
Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
average rating of 8 out of 10
rated by 10 people
By Caedence Kuepper
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 track descends to the top of the waterfall, before narrowing as it continues more steeply on to the fallsâ 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.
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Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
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