Meander Falls

Meander, Tasmania

Meander Falls in summer
Meander Falls in summer
© 2015 - 2020 Photography: Craig Doumouras
  • public Land Tenure:
    Conservation Area
  • timer 16 kms 6.5 hours return
  • terrain image Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience.
  • directions_walk Formed track, some obstacles
    Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
  • panorama_horizontal Sign posted.
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections and where track is indistinct.
  • grade Some bushwalking experience recommended.
    Users need no bushwalking experience and a minimum level of specialised skills. Users may encounter natural hazards such as steep slopes, unstable surfaces and minor water crossings. They are responsible for their own safety.
  • clear_all Occasional step.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 4437 Pillans

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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.

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Meander Falls in winter
meander Falls
Special places can be seen along your hike
Looking back to Meander Valley
Meander Falls viewpoint

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