Amongst the Great Western Mountains discover one of Tasmania’s ‘60 Great Short Walks’. The Meander Falls Walk, within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This walk is certainly a great one, a 5 mi out-and-back trail that climbs to the spectacular Meander Falls – considered one of Tasmania’s most beautiful waterfalls. This relatively challenging walk starts and ends in the Meander Forest Reserve, Tasmania.
Due to the total elevation of 1642 ft, the trail is graded as Difficult and is recommended for older children and anyone with a good level of fitness and bushwalking experience. Weather can be changeable in mountainous regions, so it’s advised to prepare for all conditions and to carry sufficient supplies whilst hiking. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. It’s usually completed in approximately 3 – 4 hours. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
Leading you to the breath-taking 130-metre two-tiered Meander falls, the trail is fairly well-marked and firstly follows the Meander River before starting the climb, leading hikers up, past cascading waterfalls, boulders, and winding trail through beautiful temperate rainforest. The trail crosses Staggs Creek over a bridge and continues to climb, leading walkers through dense forest as it traces the edge of the river until you can escape the trees and take in the views of the neighbouring peaks. The climb is soon over as the trail takes you through the forest, eventually reaching the basin of Meander Falls where you can sit and enjoy a well-deserved rest and a photo opportunity, or climb a little higher for a view of the reserve, but this is considered a difficult scramble and recommended for only for those with scrambling or climbing experience.
At the car park, visitors will find a bush toilet and sheltered hut, and dogs are not allowed in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.
A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks so make the most of your time in Tasmania and plan other walks on your route planner or hiking app before you go.