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Montezuma Falls Bushwalk Rosebery Tasmania

montezuma falls roswbery Bushwalk Description

Montezuma Falls is an easy walk through magnificent Tasmania rainforest, following a route of the historic North East Dundas Tramway. At 104m high, Montezuma Falls are one of the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania, especially after heavy rain which is common in the area. The track takes the walker to the base of the falls.

The track takes you almost entirely through pleasant and open park like rainforest, that includes leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras, giant tree ferns and large fungi.


FMontezuma Falls Bushwalk at a glance:

  • 3 Hours Return
  • Easy walk through rainforest
  • Picnic, toilet facilities and shops located in nearby Rosebery
  • Heavy rain can occur in any month, sp be prepared with adequate clothing for the conditions
  • Dogs welcome, but must be kept on leash
  • Bicycles are permitted; the Montezuma Falls track is suited to mountain bikes

If you look carefully, you might get close to several different species of birds along the walk. Of note common on this track is White’s thrush, s a medium-size, speckled brown and white ground dwelling bird. It forages quietly on the rainforest floor and when disturbed flies a short distance before settling again.

Bushwalk Details

duration of walk
3 hours return
Registration not required
disabled access
Not Suitable
Accommodation in Rosebery
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Food water, camera
Not necessary
do not bring
Pets OK on leash
Transport available to Rosebery
Yes, in Rosebery
food available
In nearby Rosebery
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Montezuma Falls

A mineral survey undertaken in 1890 showed the falls know known as Montezuma Falls, marked as Osbourne Falls. Montezuma was the name of the last Aztec emperor of Mexico (1466-1520). In Tasmania, his name appears to have originally been applied to a mining company, the Montezuma Silver Mining Company formed in 1891.

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