Willies Falls

Crabtree, Tasmania

Willies Falls
Willies Falls
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  • public Land Tenure:
    Conservation Area
  • timer 6 kms 3-4 Hours return
  • terrain image Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as navigation and emergency first aid.
  • directions_walk Rough unformed track.
    No Modification of the natural environment.
  • panorama_horizontal No directional signage.
    Signage is generally not provided.
  • grade Very experienced bushwalkers.
    Users require previous experience in the outdoors and a high level of specialised skills such as navigation skills. Users generally require a map and navigation equipment to complete the track. Users need to be self-reliant.
  • clear_all No steps.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - 5024 Longley
  • No Drones Permitted

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Having a drop of over 40 metres, Willies Falls is a sensational waterfall in Southern Tasmania on Crabtree Rivulet.

There are a few options that can be taken when hiking to the waterfall. It is possible to hike up the creek itself from the bridge on Mitchell's Road, however this route passes through private land and should not be taken without permission from the property owners. The easiest publicly accessible route to the falls involves hiking for 1.8 kilometres up the Jefferys Track from Mitchells Road, before bushbashing down the steep slopes to the base of the falls. It is by no means an easy hike, and a GPS is required to ensure you head in the right direction as there is no track to the falls itself and no real indication of the best point to leave the Jeffrys Track and begin working your way through the forest. The final part of the descent to the creek is also extremely steep, and heads over often unstable rock scree. Extreme care must be taken in this area, as it is definitely not a place where you'd want to fall and give yourself an injury. 

Crabtree Rivulet and Willies Falls are flanked by steep slopes on either side, and with some additional exploring it is possible to find a direct vantage point of the falls by climbing a large rock screen that descends from the top of the mountain to the base of the waterfall on the western side of the creek. It is also possible to scramble to the top of the falls, and upstream to a smaller waterfall that drops about 4 metres into an inviting pool that would be great for a swim in summer. 

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