Horsetail Falls

QueenstownGPS Coords: -42.0819, 145.5921
Land Tenure: Crown Land

Tasmap Reference: 3833 Owen

Horsetail Faills
© 2015 - 2021 Photography: Craig Doumouras

Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.

1.6km's30 minutes returnWell formed track Clearly sign posted

Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Unknown if accessible with a caravan
Suitable for campervans and RV's
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About Horsetail Falls

Just 5kms from Queenstown in the small village of Gormanston is Horsetail Falls, a large seasonal waterfall on Moore Creek. With Mt. Owen as its backdrop Horsetail Falls is a dramatic waterfall that after rain in the winter/spring period is a spectacular sight, but probably only flows well for half the year at best. A large parking area suitable for RV's and large vehicles is on the side of the Lyell Highway (A10), at the top of the saddle before you descend into Queenstown, and is well signposted as the trailhead for Horsetail Falls. From the carpark, a boardwalk with a few steps winds its way uphill around the mountain, providing great views across to the falls and down the mountain towards Queenstown, before reaching its terminus at a lookout platform. A far less developed track actually continues on from the lookout, and following it will lead you to the top of the falls and the track to Mt Owen, however it is narrow, wet and not for inexperienced walkers. 

Horsetail Falls can also be seen very clearly from the Lyell Highway when flowing.

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