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St Columba Falls

Pyengana, Tasmania

St. Columba Falls
St. Columba Falls
© 2015 - 2018 Photography: Craig Doumouras
  • public Land Tenure:
  • timer 1.2 kms 1 hour return
  • terrain image
  • directions_walk Well formed track.
    Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
  • panorama_horizontal Clearly sign posted
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections.
  • grade No experience required.
    Users need no previous experience and are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety.
  • clear_all No steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 5642 Victoria

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St. Columba Falls is one of Tasmania's tallest waterfalls, with a waterfall drop of over 90 metres. Situated approximately 30km's west of St. Helens, with easy access from the A3 Highway, with a turn off to Pyengana, St. Columba Falls is one of Tasmania's favourite waterfalls to visit

St. Columba Falls is part of the St Columba Falls State Reserve, featuring a picnic and toilet facilities, with somewhat limited parking along the road. The track from the carpark to the falls is well maintained, but is a steady climb back from the base of the falls to the carpark.


* George and Margaret Cotton settled here in 1875 with their 9 children, naming their property St Columba after a Gaelic Irish missionary monk who preached Christianity among the Picts.

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