Montezuma Falls

3 h 15 min to 5 h


9.4 km
return

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Moderate track
Starting from the car park at the end of Williamsford Road, Rosebery, this walk leads to Montezuma Falls via the Montezuma Falls Walking Track. To come to the falls you’ll walk along a historic tramway route. Montezuma Falls is the highest single-drop waterfall in Tasmania, with a drop of approximately 104 metres. The track winds its way through a scenic rainforest, passing many points of interest highlighting the mining history of the area. The track starts with a flat surface and gentle gradient, reaching a slightly rough and uphill section on the last 500 metres. Once at the falls, a swing bridge crossing the gorge below provides excellent views of the impressive Montezuma Falls. Return to the car park following the same route. Facilities at nearby Rosebery include picnic facilities, shops and toilets. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.8299214,145.5024991)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Murchison Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Williamsford Road then drive for 6 km
  • Turn right onto Williamsford Road and drive for another 420 m
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Start.
Montezuma Falls Carpark (about 10 m back from the start).
After 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 75 m to find the toilet.
After another 85 m pass the sign.
After another 4.5 km veer left, to head along Montezuma Falls Walking Track.
(Montezuma Falls) Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.7 km to get back to the start.
"Montezuma Falls".
About 85 m past the end is "Montezuma Falls".
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Montezuma Falls


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 9.4 km
Time 3 h 15 min to 5 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 95 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
95 m[toilet]
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