St Josephs Falls

Tewkesbury, Tasmania

St Josephs Falls
St Josephs Falls
© 2015 - 2019 Photography: Caedence Kuepper

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.

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  • public Land Tenure:
    Private Freehold
  • timer 0.2 kms 5 Minutes return
  • terrain image Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience.
  • directions_walk Formed track, some obstacles
    Formed earthen track, few obstacles. Generally a modified surface, sections may be hardened. Width: variable and less than 1200mm. Kept mostly clear.
  • panorama_horizontal No directional signage.
    Signage is generally not provided.
  • 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) - 3843 Tewkesbury

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Technically located on private property but easily accessible from Oonah Road, St Josephs Falls is an impressive waterfall that can range from a wide wall of water in winter and spring to a couple of thin strands of flow in summer.  

To reach the falls, travel along Oonah Road until you reach a large bend where  the road crosses the St Josephs River. There is a small parking area beside the river on the eastern side of the road, and from there it is just a short walk 100 metres downstream along an old track to a clifftop overlook of the falls. It is possible to continue further along a scrambly path to the base of the falls, however the descent is very steep and often unpleasant, requiring you to avoid the extensive field of blackberries that cover the area. 

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Above the falls
The route to the bottom

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