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Meander Falls Bushwalk Tasmania

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Meander Falls bushwalk Tasmania are located a comfortable 1 hours drive from either Launceston or Devonport. Meander Falls are very popular and widely considered one of the great short-medium bushwalks in Tasmanian.  The track is quite rocky, and does have some steep sections and there can be snow and mud to negotiate during the wetter winter months.  The walk is uphill for app. 3 to 3 1/2 hours,a nd the only relief is the last 20 minutes or so which crosses a short plateau. The falls are in two distincy tiers as they drop through a rocky chasm. A great time to visit the Meander Falls in after snow or frost in winter and spring when sections of the falls can freeze and form large icicles.


There are a bumber of wonderful walks in the Meander World Heritage Area, from half to full day walks. Meander Falls and Split Rock Track (2.5 hours return) are both good walks for fit, experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers.  The track begin from an area app. 30 minutes drive from the town of Deloraine.

Quamby Bluff, Projection Bluff and Liffey Forest Reserve. Featured walks in the area are Liffey Falls walk which takes app. 1-2 hours return, Projection Bluff, a wilderness ramble of 1-2 hours and Quamby Bluff is 5 hours return.  Nearest accommodation is at Golden Valley, Bogan Gap or Quamby Brook.

 The Meander Forest Reserve is a haven for those people who love outdoor activities such as bushwalking, picnics and adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling or horse riding.


The Meander Falls at a glance:

  • Bush toilet and shelter hut at car park
  • Relatively easy 1-day return walk
  • Spectacular waterfalls, take your camera
  • May see Platypus if lucky; particualry at dawn or dusk
  • No camping
  • Easy 1-hour from Launceston or Devonport
  • No pets, firearms or bicycles
  • Ice and snow can make track challenging in winter months

Travel Distances

  • Launceston to Deloraine - 50 km
  • Deloraine to Liffey Forest Reserve - 27 km
  • Deloraine to Meander Forest Reserve - 25 km
  • Deloraine to Mersey White Water Forest Reserve - 60 km
  • Devonport to Deloraine - 52 km
  • Devonport to Liffey Forest Reserve - 79 km

There is no accommodation immediately near the Meander Falls Reserve, however the town of Deloraine is just a short 15-minute drive and offers a range of accommodation options. Alternatively Launceston and Devonport are just 1-hour away from Meander Falls and both offer a range of accommodation choices from caravan parks, bed and breakfast through to 5-star luxury.

Bushwalk Details

Medium difficulty
duration of walk
4.5 - 6 hours return
Registration required
disabled access
Not Suitable
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Food water, camera
Not required
do not bring
Pets, firearms, bikes
No Public Transport Available
food available
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Meander Falls

The Meander Falls Walking track has signs and an information area in the carpark with information about the condition and length of the track. There are also sign-in sheets and a map of the walk at the start of the Meander Falls walk. The walk can be completed in app. 5-6 hours. Tracks in the Meander reserve are rough in places and the area is high and exposed and prone to snow and ice.

The walk is not recommended foryoung children and is suitable only for people who are reasonably fit and healthy.

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Meander Falls and Liffey Falls are just two of the natural highlights of the Great Western Tiers. There are many other attractions and activities to see and do in this area of Tasmania.

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