Phillips Falls

CethanaGPS Coords: -41.5043, 146.1741
Land Tenure: Regional Reserve

Tasmap Reference: 4240 Cethana

Updated on 09 Oct 2022

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Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers only.

0.2km's25 minutes returnRough track, many obstacles Limited signage

Generally distinct without major modification to the ground. Encounters with fallen debris and other obstacles are likely.

Dogs are not allowed
Drones are not allowed
Not suitable for caravans
Not suitable for campervans or RV's
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About Phillips Falls

Typically a seasonal waterfall, Phillips Falls can often be a trickle. In good flow, Phillips Falls is a really pleasant medium sized waterfall that has a short walk from the road.

In recent years, a rough track has formed that leads to the creek slightly downstream from the waterfall.  The start of track can be found by locating ribbons tied to trees.  The track is also well marked with ribbon at intervals.

A few hundred metres into your walk, you will need to venture steeply down the hill area to reach the base of the falls.  This section of the walk is well marked with ribbons that guide you to the base of the falls.

How to get to Phillips Falls

Access to Phillips Falls is mostly on bitumen road. You must drive along Olivers Rd (C138), and then turn down Cockatoo Rd (unsigned), which is a an unsealed Rd. Drive until you reach a bridge that crorsses a creek, and park your car there. From there, walk on the eastern side of the creek to access the Falls.  It's best to walk about 20 metres from the edge of the creek, for easy walking through the scrub


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