Photography: © 2018 Craig Doumouras

Hike and Waterfall Information

Land TenureConservation Area
Land Feature NameMeander Conservation Area
Tasmap4437 Pillans
GPS Coordinates-41.7324403 , 146.5079948
Road AccessUnsealed Road in excellent condition
Walking Distance16 kms return
Walking Time6.5 hours return
Grade of WalkDifficult - Steep and slippery

About Meander Falls

In the heart of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania is Meander Falls, a large waterfall in the alpine regions of the Meander River.  

Located over 1000 metres above sea level, care needs to be taken to ensure the weather is suitable for the journey. Snow can occur all year round in the area, and hikers are advised to be well prepared for the walk.  The walk commences from the Meander Falls carpark area, where various different hikes can be taken to Meander Falls.  The main track to Meander Falls is a 6.5 hour return hike the commences at 600 metres above sea level.  The track is decent and well marked in most places, but is steep in places.  The walk to the waterfall is uphill, and reasonable fitness is recommended on the hike.

The track guides you past various cascades and smaller waterfalls, often incrediby photogenic.  In the winter the walk can be difficult due to ice and snow around the region.  However, if you're luck enough, you may get to see Meander Falls completely frozen! In the summer, The summer flowers blossom adding vibrant yellows and reds to many of the trees and shrubs in the area.  If weather is favourable, this walk is a great choice for a day hike in Tasmania


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