Photography: © 2018 Craig Doumouras

About Ladder Falls

A National Parks Pass is required to access Ladder Falls
This waterfall is on Private Property, or is accessible through Private Property.

The sensational Lees Paddocks is an area in central Tasmania surrounded by large mountains, and is a great hiking destination for enthusiasts. There are quite a few waterfalls within reach from Lees Paddocks, and Ladder Falls is an impressive waterfall to visit. Situated on Ladder Creek, Ladder Falls is in fact the 2nd waterfall you can visit once you get to Ladder Creek on the edge of the hills on the western side of the paddocks. The first watefall is impressive in itself, and you would be forgiven for thinking it was Ladder Falls. However, by climbing the hill on the northern side of Ladder Creek, you will reach a much larger multi-tiers waterfall encased in an intimate rainforest overflowing with ferns and mosses. The scenery is delightful. However, by continuing walking uphill next to Ladder Creek, you will reach more waterfalls and cascades that are also delightful.

Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureNational Park
Land Feature NameCradle Mountain - Lake St Claire National Park
Tasmap4236 Cathedral
GPS Coordinates-41.8424721 , 146.110175
Road AccessUnsealed Rough road - 4WD recommended
Walking Distance17kms return
Walking Time8 - 9 hours
Grade of WalkEasy to Moderate. Some steep sections near the waterfalls
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