Horsetail Falls

West Coast Tasmania

A seasonal waterfall the cascades over 50 meters down a steep cliff face, best seen in winter and spring.

Arid or Desert

Getting there

5km east of Queenstown Tasmania on the Lyell Highway


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Route/Trail notes

While this waterfall can be seen from the road, there is a walking track that takes you to a side on view of the falls.  This boardwalk hugs the steep mountain side giving dramatic views of the bare landscape.


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I found the rock layering alongside the walkway really interesting too. The falls would definitely be better after some rain.

Robyn on 10 Jun, 2021

Interesting landscape. The walk was a boardwalk on a slight incline that hugged the side of the hill. Minimal water at this time. Short but worth the time.

Matt P on 10 Feb, 2020

After seeing images of this online it was a must! The boardwalk is awesome, very easy walk with beautiful views of a different world landscape. Very little water flowing but so pleased we did it.

Curry Bunch on Dec, 2019

Not much water in summer but worth the walk for the view. Would be nice after rain.

Cheryl on 1 Feb, 2018

We were fortunate to see this walk from the road during summer, and seeing the boardwalk on the side of the bare mountain, just had to do it. The view of the waterfall is better from halfway along than at the end, but the walk is fun.

Ian and Sue on 4 Jan, 2018


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