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Also known as: Myrtle Gully Falls
Updated on 25 Jan 2021
Grade 2 HikeSuitable for families with young children.
Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
average rating of 7 out of 10
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Situated behind the historic Cascade Brewery, Oakes Falls flows at the foothills of kunanyi/MtÂ Wellington, and is conveniently located about 10 - 15 minutes drive from the center of Hobart. The waterfall itself is a series of cascades, with the top tier having a drop of approximately 4 metres. View of the falls can be seen from a small bridge along the Myrtle Gully Track.
The Myrtle Gully Track commences at the end of Old Farm Road, where you have the option of walking down numerous tracks through very pretty forest. Commence your walk along Myrtle Gully Track, and enjoy the surrounding forest as you easily walk through to your destination. About 10 minutes into your walk, you will reach Secret Falls, though it is very difficult to see, and is not sign posted. Another 50 metres further up the track, you will reach OakesÂ Falls. The track continues past these falls, and navigates itself back to Old Farm Trail.
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Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.
Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Grade 3 Hike
Some bush walking experience recommended.
Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
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