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Top 4 Most Exhilarating Waterfall Hikes in Australia

Updated on September 23, 2019

Top 4 Most Exhilarating Waterfall Hikes in Australia

When it comes to going on a waterfall hike in Australia, the plethora of choices will leave you dumbfounded.

Packed with some of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes, you can trek the country from border to border for as long as you possibly can and still not be bored.

Whether you are a local planning the next weekend’s activity or someone flying from abroad to enjoy the stunning sights that the place has to offer, a waterfall hike is one of the most exciting and exhilarating things that you definitely need to do.

Here are some of the best waterfalls in Australia that promise a fun-filled hiking trip to the destination.

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls | Source

1. Montezuma Falls

Location: West Coast Council, Tasmania

One of the tallest waterfalls in Tasmania, Montezuma Falls is a must-visit for all adventure-seeking souls.

With a three-hour return walk, hiking to this waterfall will take you through the dense forest where you can see tell-tale signs of mining tracks if you keep a vigilant eye.

The freely swinging suspension bridge is known for giving hikers a rush of adrenaline along with a panoramic view of the picturesque surroundings.

Tia Falls
Tia Falls | Source

2. Tia Falls

Location: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales

With a 1.5 km roundtrip, this majestic waterfall is suitable for hikers of all levels. The waterfall, measuring about 100 m in total features a strong and voluminous flow of water that somewhat seems like a giant white ribbon on rugged and rocky terrain.

The water gushes straight into the gorge and rainforest below.

If you are up for an adventure, then continue hiking the 5 km long track that will lead you to across the gorge and over the top of the falls to give a more incredible view of the high plateau scenery.

wallaman falls
wallaman falls | Source

3. Wallaman Falls

Location: Girringun National Park, Queensland

The fact that it is located in the midst of a UNESCO World Heritage Site gives one enough motivation to visit the Wallaman Falls.

Visiting this region is the go-to option for anyone who wants the thrill of hiking and the relaxing vibes of a tropical (well, semi-tropical) getaway both combined into one trip.

Wallaman Falls are best viewed from a distant place because that is the only way you can gawk at its sheer 800-foot drop over the edge of Stony Creek precipice.

Southern Rockhole
Southern Rockhole | Source

4. Southern Rockhole

Location: Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territories

As fascinating as it is to see the Southern Rockhole in person, this waterfall hike in Australia is not for the ones who are weak at the knees.

With an 8-hour roundtrip, it’s nothing but the survival of the fittest for visitors hiking to this place. However, the journey which ends with an extraordinary view of the water pouring over the artistic rocks is well worth it.

Southern Rockhole is a seasonal waterfall which means that the water flow tends to reduce or disappear in the hot summer months and might dry up altogether during a drought.

So, which of these waterfall hikes is the first on your bucket list?

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These are 4 of the most spectacular waterfalls in Australia. Let us know in the comments which one you would like to visit.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 AP George


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