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Tasmap Reference: 4623 Weld
Updated on 22 Jan 2021
Grade 3 HikeSome bushwalking experience recommended.
Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
average rating of 7.6 out of 10
rated by 4 people
The fires in early 2019 damaged the Weld River Bridge about 11km from the start of the track, and as a result Reuben Falls will be inaccessible for an extended period.
A spectacular tall waterfall with a drop of approximately 30 metres, Reuben Falls is a real hidden gem tucked away in the isolated Weld Valley. As well as its impressive height, the falls also feature a very unusual, hourglass-like shape, with the creek converging on itself in the middle of the waterfall's drop.
Despite arguably being one of the best waterfalls in Southern Tasmania, Reuben Falls are relatively little-known, as a result of access being difficult and requiring a long drive from pretty much any starting point. Further complicating access is that Forestry Tasmania have removed all signage from the roads leading to the waterfall, so if you plan on visiting the area a GPS and good map is required to avoid getting lost. See the driving directions below for detailed information on how to drive to the Reuben Falls track.
After navigating the maze of roads leading to the trailhead, you should arrive at a dead end, where a collapsed culvert over Isabella Creek ends the road. The Reubens Falls track begins on the right here. The start of the trail itself can be a little hard to spot, but there is a sign that can be seen from the end of the road informing you that you've reached the right place. The trail isn't too difficult for the first while; gently undulating and slippery at times, but easy to follow as it wanders above and at times alongside the creek. After about 20 minutes of walking the track reaches a large tree, where it turns abruptly to the left and begins heading downhill. The descent to the waterfall is very steep and slippery, particularly after rain, but it is not long, and once you reach the bottom it is only a short scramble over some logs to get to the base of Reuben Falls, which are a very worthwhile reward for the effort of the walk.
Access from the Tahune Airwalk isn't possible anymore, and a long drive to Southwood Road is required. Drive northerly along Southwood Road andcross the bridge over the Huon River. Take the first left turn after the bridge onto Eddy Road. Continue along this road, and drive over the bridge that spans Weld River. The Road is now known as Fletchers Road. Drive for about 10 kilometres, before turning right onto South Weld Road. Follow this road all the way until you reach the end of the road. The walking track is slightly obscured but will be on the north-eastern side of the road.
It has to be noted that there are many confusing junctions along the drive, so a GPS or at least a good map is necessary to avoid wrong turns. The total drive time from Tahune Airwalk is approximately 45 minutes.
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