Starting from the Ralphs Falls Carpark on Mount Victoria Rd, Ringarooma, this circuit walk takes you past the Ralphs Falls and Cash's Gorge lookouts via the Ralphs Falls Track and Cash's Gorge Circuit. Ralphs Falls is one of Tasmania's highest single drop waterfalls, with a thin stream of water plummeting down 100m of vertical dolerite fault to the valley floor. This easy circuit walk passes through lush myrtle rainforest, tea tree and button-grass plains. Norm’s Lookout provides expansive views towards Ringarooma and over the spectacular waterfall. From the falls you can retrace your steps back to the carpark, or take the longer loop back via Cash's Lookout. This track, at times close to the escarpment edge, takes you through varied vegetation to a delightful lookout above Cash's Gorge, overlooking the gorge and the distant farmland. This is a short, easy walk on a well-formed track, with some boardwalk sections. Near the carpark there are picnic, barbeque, and toilet facilities. Children should be supervised at all times, particularly on the viewing platforms. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to St Columba Falls Road, C428 then drive for 9.5 km
Turn right onto Forest Lodge Road and drive for another 3.6 km
Turn left onto Mount Victoria Road and drive for another 7.1 km
Turn right and drive for another 6 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Ralphs Falls Carpark, off Mount Victoria Road, head towards the Cash’s Gorge Circuit track start, keeping the road to your right and moving away from the public toilet that’s on the other side of the car park. Follow the dirt track as it veers left and starts to move away from the road to continue along Ralphs Falls Circuit.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Ralphs Falls Track.
There is a shelter (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 110 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional but recommended side trip to Ralphs Falls Lookout, where you can get a good view of the waterfall. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 250 m (at the intersection of Ralphs Falls Track & Cashs Gorge Circuit) continue straight, to head along Cashs Gorge Circuit.
After another 150 m come to the "Ralphs Falls Lookout" (100 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the "Ralphs Falls" (40 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip to Cash's Gorge Lookout, offering good views of the landscape. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Cashs Gorge Circuit & Cashs Gorge Lookout Track) continue straight, to head along Cashs Gorge Circuit.
After another 120 m come to the "Cashs Gorge Lookout" (115 m on your left).
After another 600 m to find the car park.
After another 10 m come to the end.
An optional but recommended side trip to Ralphs Falls Lookout, where you can get a good view of the waterfall.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cashs Gorge Circuit & Ralphs Falls Track Start heading along Ralphs Falls Track (a walking track).
Continue another 125 m to find Ralphs Falls Lookout at the end.
"Ralphs Falls Lookout".
About 130 m past the end is "Ralphs Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 125 m to the main route.
A side trip to Cash's Gorge Lookout, offering good views of the landscape.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cashs Gorge Lookout Track & Cashs Gorge Circuit Start heading along Cashs Gorge Lookout Track (a walking track).
Continue another 130 m to find Cashs Gorge Lookout at the end.
"Cashs Gorge Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Ralphs Falls Circuit
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)