Photography: © 2018 Craig Doumouras

About Liffey Falls

Liffey Falls is a popular tourism destination situated near Liffey, and approximately 30 km's from Deloraine.  The waterfall itself is part of the Liffey River waterway, and is a cascading waterfall, stepping itself down multiple tiers.  The waterfall is best viewed towards the end of winter through to early spring (July - October) due to the heavier rainfall months

The main track from the Upper carpark takes approximately 25 minutes by foot along a well maintained bush track.  Along the way, several educational signs are placed to inform the public on the habitat.  There are also several viewing platforms showcasing different sections of Liffey River before you reach the main falls.

Liffey Falls is encased in beautiful rainforest, and the Liffey Falls State Reserve has toilet amenities, and car parking.  The road access into the carparks are narrow, often only wide enough for one large vehicle, on an unsealed surface.  It is common for trees, branches, and other debris to fall onto the road as well.  It is highly recommended to drive below 50 km/h whilst on this road.


* Liffey Falls gets it's name from the Liffey River from which it is formed. Liffey River was named by Captain William Moriarty after the River Liffey in Ireland from where he came.

Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureState Reserve
Land Feature NameLiffey Falls State Reserve
Tasmap4838 Liffey
GPS Coordinates-41.6983461 , 146.7643264
Road Access6kms narrow unsealed track
Walking Distance50 minute return from carpark
Walking Time25 minutes
Grade of WalkModerate, with some stair cases and steep climbs
Creative Commons License TopographicBasemap from theLIST © State of Tasmania