Montezuma Falls walk

West Coast Tasmania

Tumbling an impressive 104m, it is a tremendous reward for those taking the 7km, 3-hour return track that follows the old North East Dundas Tramway, which serviced various mines in the area.

Getting there

The access road is well-signed off the main road. From there, you follow the unsealed road (watch out for deep potholes) to the former township of Williamsford, where there is now a fairly large car park.

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

In fact, the waterfall got its name from the Montezuma Mining Company, which was the name of a silver mining operation who in turn named itself after the last Aztec emperor. But despite the impact of this mining operation, the area regenerated well for the most part and the former tramway now makes the hiking relatively easy and flat.

This track is that the track is shared with 4wd (as evidenced by tire tracks and muddy spots) as well as mountain bikers.

When you get to the falls, you can choose to see the falls from a scary suspension bridge or you can continue to the end of the track right below the main part of the falls. The waterfall actually continues to cascade further down from the end of the track and beneath the suspension bridge. Either way, this impressive falls should not be missed!

Permits/Costs

Don't believe so, and free.

Other References

Tas parks website - http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=1374

Comments

Easy flat walk, track was wet and muddy in places so wear hiking boots not runners. Beautiful waterfall..
The walk says 3 hours, it took us 2 hours with a short stop at the waterfall.

Maria Z on 21 Apr, 2019

Lovely easy walk along old tramway to the falls which are worth the distance.

Cheryl on 2 Feb, 2018

Beautiful falls and equally beautiful walk to get to it. The path was quite muddy in places.

Ian and Sue on 3 Jan, 2018

A lovely stroll to a pretty waterfall, suitable for all fitness levels.

Tina on 17 Apr, 2017

I have walked this many time and have taken push bikes. Great track and lovely waterfall. Can be muddy in winter.

Laura on Sometime...

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