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Quaile Falls

Daisy Dell, Tasmania

Quaile Falls
Quaile Falls
© 2015 - 2020 Photography: Craig Doumouras

priority_high Private Property - with public access

This waterfall may be on private land but land owners may have granted permission for people to visit, or dedicated tracks have been established enabling visitors. Some waterfalls may be situated on commercial property (like a B&B) and reservations might be required.

Access to this waterfall is 'at your own risk', and at all times care and respect of other peoples property must be adhered to.

  • public Land Tenure:
    Regional Reserve
  • timer 4 kms 2 hours return
  • terrain image Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as navigation and emergency first aid.
  • directions_walk Rough track, many obstacles
    Generally distinct without major modification to the ground. Encounters with fallen debris and other obstacles are likely.
  • panorama_horizontal No directional signage.
    Signage is generally not provided.
  • grade Experienced bushwalkers.
    Users require a moderate level of specialised skills such as navigation skills. Users may require maps and navigation equipment to successfully complete the track. users need to be self-reliant, particularly in regard to emergency first aid.
  • clear_all No steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 4039 Pencil Pine
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Situated on Olivia Creek in the Middlesex, a short drive from Cradle Mountain, Quaile Falls is a large waterfall, with a plunge of approximately 90 metres. From Cradle Mounain Road (C132), access to Quaile Falls is via Dove River Road, a relatively unkept vehicle track that takes you into the waterfall area. Various unauthorised signage has been placed by volunteers to guide people where to go to access the falls, and where the walking track begins. The signs are not very large, and care will need to be taken when driving, to ensure you don't veer the wrong way.

The track is reasonably well marked with ribbons hanging from trees guiding you the way to the very top of Quaile Falls. After about 15 minutes into your hike, you will begin to hear Olivia Creek, with small cascades providing gorgeous photographic opportunities for any enthusiast with a camera. If you leave the track and work your way to Olivia Creek, and then stroll upstream briefly, you will reach the small and gorgeous unofficially named 'Upper Quaile Falls'.

Once you return back to the main walking track, a further 10 minutes hiking will take you to the very top of Quaile Falls. From the top of the waterfall, you get the opportunity to stand right at the cliff's edge, with stunning views into the gorge area below, and beyond. At this point you then have to negotiate your way to the base of the waterfall. This part of the hike is dangerous and slippery, with a steep climb down in many sections. It is also very unforgiving should you fall due to the track being right next to cliff faces. Extreme care should be taken.

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Upper Quaile Falls

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