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Ironbark Falls

St Helens, Tasmania

Ironbark Falls
Ironbark Falls
© 2015 - 2019 Photography - Craig Doumouras (15th April 2018)

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  • public Land Tenure:
    Future Potential Production Forest (Crown)
  • timer 0.5 kms 20 minutes return
  • terrain image Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as navigation and emergency first aid.
  • directions_walk Rough unformed track.
    No Modification of the natural environment.
  • panorama_horizontal No directional signage.
    Signage is generally not provided.
  • grade Some bushwalking experience recommended.
    Users need no bushwalking experience and a minimum level of specialised skills. Users may encounter natural hazards such as steep slopes, unstable surfaces and minor water crossings. They are responsible for their own safety.
  • clear_all No steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 5842 Pyengana

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A short drive from St. Helens in Tasmania's north-east coast, Ironbark Falls is a small waterfall situated on Constable Creek. Surrounded by a rather sparse eucalyptus forest that bares remarkable similarities to outback areas of the Northern Territory and Queensland, several other small waterfalls can be seen in the area all worthy to check out if water flows are good.  The GPS track that can be downloaded will take you to all the waterfalls nearby. Should you wish to see them also allow yourself 3 hours to really enjoy the area.

Interestingly, the roads (or rather, tracks) you must drive along do not have street names and are very much only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Some sections of the track suffered flood damage in 2016 and should not be attempted in a standard 2WD vehicle, especially if the track is wet. If vehicle access is not possible, you will need to add approximately 12 to 15 km's to your overall hike.

The area you will be hiking in is flat, with only some small hills to climb down surrounding the creeks, exploring the region by foot is incredibly easy.


Weather in the Region

The North-East coast of Tasmania around St. Helens is relatively dry compared to most other regions of Tasmania. Rainfall is generally consistent each month, with late winter and spring seeing marginally more rainfall. Ironbark Falls is best visited in the wetter months, typically between August to November when water flow along Constable Creek is more likely.


Getting to Ironbark Falls from St. Helens

  1. Navigate your way to Argonaut Street, and drive approximately 1km until you reach Trafalgar Track. Trafalgar Track may not be signposted, so use maps and/or a GPS.
  2. Continue along Trafalgar Track for approximately 2kms. You will see some houses to your left. To your right is Ferntree Falls that cal also be checked out.
  3. At this point, the track becomes rougher and a 4WD is recommended. Continue along Trafalgar Track for approximately 1.5 km's and turn left onto Transit Track. This track may not be signed.
  4. Drive along Transit Track for approximately 4kms. It should be noticeable when there is a fork in the track. Take the left hand fork of the track, and then park your vehicle anywhere.
  5. With use of a GPS, navigate your way to Ironbark Falls. There are no markers of signage to guide you.

Image Gallery for Ironbark Falls

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Upper Ironbark Falls (Constable Creek Falls)
Upper Ironbark Falls (Constable Creek Falls)
Picnic at Ironbark Falls
Photographing Waterfalls
Exploring other small waterfalls and cascades

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