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Waterfall Bay

Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

Waterfall Bay
Waterfall Bay
© 2015 - 2019 Photography: Caedence Kuepper

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  • public Land Tenure:
    National Park
  • timer 0.1 kms 1 Minute return
  • terrain image Suitable for people with a disability with assistance.
  • directions_walk Well formed track.
    Broad, hard surfaced track suitable for wheelchair use. Width: 1200mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
  • panorama_horizontal Sign posted.
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections and where track is indistinct.
  • 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) - 5623 Taranna
  • No Drones Permitted

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Waterfall Bay is one of the more unique scenic locations in Tasmania, featuring a tall waterfall plunging over 100 metres directly into the sea while being flanked by gorgeous golden cliffs. While the bay itself is always spectacular, the waterfall often slows to a mere trickle and frequently appears as nothing more than a stained black rock face, making it a location best visited after heavy rain.  

There are several ways to reach Waterfall Bay. For those with limited mobility or time it is possible to drive right up to the lookout itself via Waterfall Bay Road, however for a more satisfying hike start at Tasman Arch, and follow the well formed trail as it leads past a number of impressive lookouts to the viewpoint across from the falls. This hike is 4 kilometres return and takes around 1.5 hours to complete, but is well worth the effort. 

The final way to reach Waterfall Bay is by boat, where it is possible to get a much closer view of the falls and even go diving in the bay itself, as well as get a very different perspective on the whole area as opposed to the typically cliff-top lookouts along the trails.

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