Plunging from a substantial height of around 100m, Pelverata Falls is an impressive waterfall located in the Snug Tiers Nature Reserve. Accessed via a 6km return track the walk to falls takes only 2 hours, although additional time is recommended to experience the area. The falls are particularly impressive after sustained rain.
Leaving the carpark the Pelverata Falls track initially hugs the perimeter of farming properties before breaking off into dense eucalyptus forest. For the next kilometre, the trail gently undulates, passing through a section of rainforest. After rain the track here can become quite muddy and careful footing is required.
After the rainforest section, the track climbs along a large rock scree before steeply and briefly descending towards the Pelverata Falls lookout platform. To the right on the distant hill, Slippery Falls is spotted. At the end of the track, the lookout platform provides the most remarkable views of Pelverata Falls and the creek below. Return to the carpark via the same track.
More experienced hikers will spot the rough trail below the lookout leading to the creek. This track is rated as difficult and we do not recommend inexperienced walkers or children venture beyond the lookout, especially if wet as the rocks are extremely slippery. Walking beyond is done at your own risk.
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|From Hobart head south along the Southern Outlet (A6) for 10km. Take the right-hand lane at the Kingston Bypass and continue on for 2km before taking the 3rd exit to Huonville at the roundabout. Continue towards Huonville for 10km before turning left onto Sandfly Road. After 100m turn right onto Pelverata Road. Continue on this windy road for 12km before turning left onto Crosswell. The trailhead car park is located 1km up the hill. Take care while driving as there are many tight turns.|
Map for illustrative purposes only. Base map supplied by Land Information System Tasmania