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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 6.2 out of 10
rated by 16 people
Upper Preston Falls is the unofficial name of a waterfall situated on Preston Creek and is the first waterfall in a series of 3 waterfalls along an approximately 1 kilometre stretch of Preston Creek. The waterfall itself drops about 4 to 5 metres and is best viewed from side on due to a large rock sitting directly in front of where the water drops. Directly behind the waterfall is a semi sheltered cave that provides a close up view of the falls from behind.
Access to Upper Preston Falls is relatively easy when approached from upstream. On the northern side of the falls you walk down a slope where old makeshift pine steps still exist, with a pullout just up the road from Delaneys Falls providing access. The path isn't all that distinct, so care will need to be taken to negotiate to the base of the falls. However, with its proximity close to the road, the walk is very short.
Upper Preston Falls is close to Preston Falls and Delaneys Falls.
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Grade 5 Hike
Suitable for very experienced hikers only.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park
Grade 2 Hike
Suitable for families with young children.
Grade 3 Hike
Some bush walking experience recommended.
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