Now is the time to explore the most awe-inspiring waterfalls Tasmania has to offer!

A land of enchanting natural beauty and pristine wilderness, Tasmania is also punctuated by some of the world’s most captivating waterfalls. As we embark on a journey through the heart of this island paradise, we find ourselves immersed in a tapestry of lush rainforests, rugged mountains, and crystalline streams, all converging to create a haven for waterfall enthusiasts.

From the powerful cascades thundering over ancient rock formations to the hidden gems concealed within dense forests, come with us on a remarkable exploration of the five best waterfalls in Tasmania, each a testament to the island’s breathtaking landscapes and untamed wilderness.

<strong>Liffey Falls</strong>
Photographed by Masaaki Aihara. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Liffey Falls

Located at the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness in the Great Western Tiers region, Liffey Falls is a true hidden gem in Tasmania. Less than an hour drive out from Launceston, this stunning series of cascades and waterfalls captures the beauty of Tasmania, as you’ll be surrounded by a vast temperate rainforest. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and photographers looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Tasmania’s wilderness, make a visit to Liffey Falls as soon as possible.

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Liffey Falls Track, Liffey, TAS 7301
<strong>Montezuma Falls</strong>
Photographed by Jess Bonde. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Montezuma Falls

As you’d expect from a waterfall named after ancient Aztec leaders, Montezuma Falls near the town of Rosebery is truly epic. Located on the west coast of Tasmania, Montezuma Falls is the island’s tallest waterfall, plummeting from an impressive height of 104 meters. One of the most picturesque waterfalls on the island state, Montezuma has become a popular destination for photographers and birdwatches alike. So, grab your camera and start capturing the magic of Montezuma Falls.

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1 Elliott St, Rosebery, TAS 7470
<strong>Nelson Falls</strong>
Photographed by Luke Tscharke. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Nelson Falls

Found along the Lyell Highway in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Nelson Falls is a striking waterfall framed by ancient ferns and moss-covered rocks, providing a glimpse into Tasmania’s pristine wilderness. Measuring 30-metres tall, visitors will be awestruck as the waterfall plunges into a picturesque pool below. A tranquil and beautiful spot for a relaxing with friends and family, visit one of the best waterfalls in Tasmania at Nelson Falls!

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Lyell Hwy, Queenstown, TAS 7001
<strong>Philosopher Falls</strong>
Photographed by Jess Bonde. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Philosopher Falls

A brisk two0-and-a-half-hour drive from Launceston, Philosopher Falls is a captivating natural attraction right in the lush rainforests of Tasmania. Renowned for its serene beauty and easy accessibility, Philosopher Falls is a 20-metre drop of cascading water that offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the state. Be your own philosopher and find some time to think at Philosopher Falls, one of the best waterfalls in Tasmania.

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Butlers Rd, Waratah, TAS 7321
<strong>Russell Falls</strong>
Photographed by Jason Charles Hill. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Russell Falls

Nestled within Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls is one of Tasmania’s most iconic waterfalls. The three-tiered cascade is framed by lush rainforest, making it a picture-perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. Only an hour-long drive from Hobart, this stunning 20-metre drop waterfall is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and photographers looking to capture a postcard-worthy moment.

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Mount Field National Park, TAS 7140

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Feature image: Photographed by Mason Doherty. Image via Tourism Tasmania.