Montezuma Falls

Williamsford (Near Rosebery)GPS Coords: -41.8388, 145.4770
Land Tenure: Permanent Timber Production Zone Land

Tasmap Reference: 3636 Dundas

Updated on 25 Jan 2021

Montezuma Falls
© 2015 - 2021 Photographer: Craig Doumouras
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Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.

8km's2.5 hours returnWell formed track Clearly sign posted

Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions

Dogs on leash allowed
Drones are not allowed
Not suitable for caravans
Suitable for campervans and RV's
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About Montezuma Falls

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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