Montezuma Falls

Williamsford (Near Rosebery), Tasmania

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls
© 2015 - 2020 Photographer: Craig Doumouras
  • public Land Tenure:
    Permanent Timber Production Zone Land
  • timer 8 kms 2.5 hours return return
  • terrain image Suitable for families with young children.
  • directions_walk Well formed track.
    Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
  • panorama_horizontal Clearly sign posted
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections.
  • grade No experience required.
    Users need no previous experience and are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
  • clear_all Occasional step.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 3636 Dundas

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Montezuma Falls is Tasmanian's largest single drop waterfall, with a drop of approximately 104 metres.  The area is rich in railway, and mining history, and the track to the base of the waterfall was once part of the North East Dundas Tramway.

The 4km walk takes you through very rich rainforest, with the path often wet in sections.  The track meanders through the forest, often adjacent to creeks and streams running alongside.  

Interesting Facts

The initial surveying of the tramway was initiated in 1895, and by 1897, the first section of the tram way being used. The official opening of the tram way from Zeehan to Williamsford (Where the carpark area for Montezuma Falls is situtated) took place in 1898. The tram way used a narrow gauge of rail, which is why it was regarded a tram line, and not a rail line.

The waterfall was named after the Montezuma Mining Company which derived it's name from the last emperor of the Aztecs.

Today, some of the original sleepers from the tram line can be seen on your walk to Montezuma Falls, with signage encouraging you to locate them, if you can!

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