Pelverata Falls
  • Length: 5.2km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: TBA

  • End: TBA

  • Location: Huonville

  • Closest Town: TBA

  • Distance from CBD: TBA

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.06435738

  • Longitude: 147.1401501

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

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

1
1

Summary

One of the tallest waterfalls in Tasmania and easily the largest in the Snug Tiers/Mt Wellington area, Pelverata Falls plunges 114 metres at the head of a large gorge cut out by Pelverata Creek. The falls are best seen in winter, and are often completely dry in the summer and early autumn months, but the rugged cliffs and gorge scenery of the area is spectacular year round. 

There are a couple of ways to access Pelverata Falls. The shortest and most popular route starts at Pelverata, about a half hour drive from Hobart, and involves a moderate hike of 2.5 hours return to a lookout at the base of the waterfall. The other way to reach the falls is by driving to the end of Van Morey Road at Margate, and following the network of rough 4WD tracks that lead to the top of the falls. Given that the second route is longer and doesn’t provide as good of a view, if you only have time for one the hike to the base is a better option. 

The walk to the base of the falls starts at the end of Croswells Road at Pelverata, and initially skirts by some private farms, before entering the forest along a wide track. After about 20-25 minutes a well-signed junction is reached, and from here the track narrows and undulates through a few small gullies, which are often wet and muddy. After nearly an hour of walking, the trail becomes a bit harder and rockier as it skirts the edge of a deep gorge where the cascading Slippery Falls can be seen in the distance. There is drop-off exposure in places here, as well as some steep scrambling in the rockiest parts of the trail, however it isn’t too long before the trail rounds a corner and comes out at the lookout across from Pelverata Falls.


For more information on this trail, visit Waterfalls of Tasmania

Download Your Hiking Safety Guide



If you are a commercial operator, a member of a club, an online group, blogger or commercial website and wish to use any information from this site, my eBooks or printed publications you are required to first seek written permission from the copyright owner. Please read the Terms of Use, Copyright and Title of Ownership information here.