Liffey Falls Rail Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Great Western Tiers

  • End: Great Western Tiers

  • Location: Northern Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Great Western Tiers

  • Distance from CBD: 212km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.69861179

  • Longitude: 146.7574584

Keep the Trail Access info current...

Click Edit to Modify

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Keep the Trail Features current...

Click Edit to Modify

Northern Tasmania...

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Liffey Falls Rail Trail is a 5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Northern Tasmania, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Liffey Falls trail takes you past one of the state’s most attractive cascading waterfalls. The trail can be walked from either the upper car park, where there are picnic tables, toilets and water, or the lower car park, which is essentially just a trailhead. The lower end of the trail is narrower but well formed and follows the route of an old tramway used for timber hauling in the early 1900s.

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.

Photos from Touring Tasmania

About the region

Nurture your soul with boundless experiences and leave behind life as you know it. From scenic drives through cool-climate vineyards to soft adventure nestled in the Tasmanian wilderness, unveil the best that the region has to offer.


Great Western Tiers in Northern Tasmania

Western Tiers, 25km south of Deloraine, 212km from Hobart

Compacted earth

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

Hikes Nearby

Leave a Reply