Horsetail Falls

Queenstown, Tasmania

Horsetail Faills
Horsetail Faills
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  • public Land Tenure:
    Crown Land
  • timer 1.6 kms 30 minutes return
  • terrain image Suitable for families with young children.
  • directions_walk Well formed track.
    Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
  • panorama_horizontal Clearly sign posted.
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections.
  • grade No experience required.
    Users need no previous experience and are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety.
  • clear_all Occasional step.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 3833 Owen

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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 large seasonal waterfall that is best seen after heavy rain or in the winter / spring period. A large parking area suitable for RV's and large vehicles is on the side of the Lyell Highway (A10) and and a boardwalk staircase works it around uphill closer to for a good view of Horsetail Falls.

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

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