Upper Preston Falls

Preston, Tasmania

Upper Preston Falls
Upper Preston 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:
  • timer 0.3 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 Some bushwalking experience recommended.
    Users need no bushwalking experience and a minimum level of specialised skills. Users may encounter natural hazards such as steep slopes, unstable surfaces and minor water crossings. They are responsible for their own safety.
  • clear_all Occasional step.
  • file_download
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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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Upper Preston Falls

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