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Updated on 12 May 2022
Grade 5 HikeSuitable for very experienced hikers only.
No Modification of the natural environment.
This waterfall has not been rated.
The Bluff River catchment west of the Overland Track features a number of gorgeous waterfalls including this unnamed 30 metre drop, for which Veil Falls seemed an appropriate name given its wide and curtainous nature. The falls are a roughly 2km off-track walk west of Innes Falls, which itself is an hour's walk from the Overland Track.
To reach Veil Falls, hop the creek above Innes Falls and begin walking along the buttongrass plains, which on a clear day provide spectacular views across the mountains of the OLT. It is best to keep close to the edge of the escarpment as the ground is more solid and rocky underfoot, though there are times where you will have to negotiate some slightly trickier scrub and gullies. Nontheless, by off-track standards it is mostly a very easy walk until you hit Cave Falls, a similarly tall but lower volume waterfall in the same cirque as Veil Falls. Descend steeply on the northern side of Cave Falls to creek level, then head around on contour until you arrive at Veil Falls. The last section of the walk is a bit rough and scrubby, but it is not too far and Veil Falls are well worth the effort.
The photos on this page were taken in April when the creek was flowing somewhat low, but in winter and spring this would be a spectacular waterfall as good as any in the Overland Track area. For avid waterfall baggers, an excellent full day side trip can be spent exploring the waterfalls of Bluff River and its tributaries. The return times and distances given on this page are taken from Lake Holmes along the Overland Track as this is the best start point for a day walk to the falls. Lake Holmes itself is 15 kilometres from the Ronny Creek carpark at the start of the Overland Track.
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Grade 4 Hike
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park
Grade 5 Hike
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