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Tasmap Reference: 4437 Pillans
Grade 3 HikeSome bushwalking experience recommended.
Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
average rating of 9 out of 10
rated by 17 people
In the heart of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania is Meander Falls, a large waterfall in the alpine regions of the Meander River, dropping 130 metres over two tiers.
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, commencing about 600 metres above sea level. The track is decent and well marked in most places, but is steep at times. 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 incredibly 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.
Grade 3 Hike
Some bush walking experience recommended.
Near Lake Leake, Tasmania
Meander State Forest
Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Meander State Forest Reserve
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
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