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Updated on 25 Jun 2021
Grade 5 HikeSuitable for very experienced hikers only.
No Modification of the natural environment.
average rating of 3 out of 10
rated by 1 person
Gold Creek is a hidden gem in the Styx Valley featuring amazing rainforest scenery and two significant waterfalls, in addition to a number of other nice cascades along the creek. The upper falls is the largest and most impressive feature on the creek (see that page for more access info for the hike), but Lower Gold Creek Falls is also a pretty waterfall well worth the effort of extending the walk downstream to check out.
There are no tracks in the area, and the ground is often slippery and unstable, however the forest itself is mostly open rainforest with minimal scrub, making for an enjoyable walk for those accustomed to off-trail hiking. Given the upper falls is the primary reason to be doing this hike, it is best to do that one first, and make your way downstream to the lower falls from there. The walk between the two falls is approximately one kilometre, and passes some pretty cascades before arriving at the top of the lower waterfall. Getting to the base is a bit of a challenge with an awkward, steep and scrubby scramble, but nonetheless the Gold Creek hike is overall a pretty special way to spend a couple of hours in quintessential Tassie rainforest.
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The Never Never
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
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