Liffey Falls Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Liffey Falls Carpark

  • End: Liffey Falls Carpark

  • Location: Liffey Falls Reserve

  • Closest Town: Liffey

  • Distance from CBD: 200km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.683565

  • Longitude: 146.782359

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Liffey Falls Reserve...

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Liffey Falls is a 6km, grade 2 return hike, located in Liffey Falls Scenic Reserve, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

There are two walking tracks to Liffey Falls. The walk described here is from the top car park where there are developed picnic facilities and a shorter, and higher grade walking track. An alternative track is from the lower car park where there are minimal facilities and a longer and lesser grade walking track. The lower car park may be accessed by buses and caravans.

Liffey Falls is within the Liffey Falls State Reserve.


Water collected on the Great Western Tiers washes into the Liffey River. As it rushes downslope it erodes away the softer mudstone sediments exposing sandstone steps. These give rise to a series of waterfalls culminating in Liffey Falls.

The exposed sandstone was laid down over 250 million years ago when this region lay further south, covered by sea and ice. As icebergs melted, rocks were freed and plunged as 'dropstones' into the marine sediments below. These embedded dropstones, which are paler, roundish and flattened in shape, can be seen in the river along the track to Liffey Falls. Made of quartzite, these dropstones may have come from as far away as Cradle Mountain! Also embedded in the rocks exposed by the erosive force of the Liffey River are tiny marine fossils.

About the region

Nestled in an area of cool, temperate rainforest, the Liffey Falls State Reserve is an easy one-hour drive from Launceston. The main attraction of the Reserve is Liffey Falls themselves, nevertheless you can also find spectacular tall trees, plentiful wildlife and numerous small walks within this scenic corner of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Getting there

Road C513. Approach from Bracknell, Deloraine or Great Lake.


Gas barbecues, picnic shelters, toilets and drinking water.

Supervise children, weather may change quickly, flowing waters.

Pets, firearms or bicycles are not allowed.

Access road is not suitable for buses and caravans.

GPX File

Total distance: 5945 m
Max elevation: 512 m
Min elevation: 403 m
Total climbing: 209 m
Total descent: -209 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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