Pelion Creek Falls

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National ParkGPS Coords: -41.8230, 145.9889
Land Tenure: National Park

Updated on 17 Feb 2021

Pelion Creek Falls
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Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.

28km's40 returnRough unformed track No directional signage

No Modification of the natural environment.

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Not suitable for caravans
Suitable for campervans and RV's
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About Pelion Creek Falls

Pelion Creek Falls is best accessed as a short side trip from the Overland Track, with the closest hut being New Pelion Hut.  The waterfall is located on the foot hill of Mt Pelion West.  There isn't a track to the falls or route markers but navigating to the waterfall is fairly easy. Where the Overland Track crosses Pelion Creek (-41.8209, 145.9935) leave the track and follow the creek upstream along the left side through wet forest. After about 500 metres you will be greeted by a pretty 20 metre high waterfall surrounded by some lovely myrtle trees.

Access to Pelion Creek Falls

Pelion Creek Falls is accessible on Day 3 of the Overland Track, should you be walking From Cradle Mountain south to Lake St. Clair. However, an alternate route to this waterfall is via Arm River Track. This route will allow you to see the waterfall as an overnight trip with the possibility of using New Pelion Hut for shelter. The waterfall is also located within the zone where hikers entering the Overland Track from Arm River Track are allowed to visit during the peak season without having to pay for the Overland Track pass.

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