Montezuma Falls - TAS



DEG: -41.836773 145.474472
DMS: 41º 50' 12.38" S 145º 28' 28.1" E
UTM: 55 G 5367222mN 373335mE
Altitude: 314.49m


Place Type

Geography - Waterfall


192.14kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 319 km (4 hours 17 mins)
448.8kms South of Melbourne - Driving 621 km (22 hours 48 mins)

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Avon Creek
Tasmania 7140
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This particular point is 200m from the falls itself however this is the end of the vehicular track. To reach the falls you must walk along the remaining section of track where you'll get a good photo, however if you walk across the suspension bridge that hangs above the river you'll find some interpretive signs, a cave, and some short walks including a viewing point at the base of the falls - you may even get wet!

Montezuma Falls is the tallest in Tasmania at 104 metres.
The name of the falls appear to have come from the Montezuma Silver Mining Company which once operated a lease in the area. The Montezuma Falls lay at the end of a 4WD track that follows an old tram line. When the tramway was operational, the creek immediately below the falls was spanned by a 48 metre long wooden trestle bridge. This was an impressive engineering feat for its time, especially given its remote location. Trams used to carry minerals from Williamsford to the smelters near Zeehan along this route through dense rainforest - called the Dundas Railway. It was a 2ft gauge line and was opened in 1898 to service the Hercules Mine on Mt Reid. The railway became redundant when an aerial cableway took the haulage via Rosebery.

To reach the Montezuma Falls today, visitors must either have a 4WD and drive through the state forest along a 4WD track that is often wet and slippery along a single lane width track or take a hike. Light rain is typical for most of the year. Even in summer, good wet weather gear is essential along with warm clothing and sturdy footwear
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Read at 21/11:30pm EST
Distance from Montezuma Falls 5.65km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Montezuma Falls 5.65km E
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8

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