The Montezuma Falls, a horsetail waterfall on a minor tributary to the Pieman River, is located on the West Coast Range of Tasmania, Australia.For Montezuma Falls and beyond, use our Zeehan attractions planner to get the most from your Zeehan vacation.
The falls draws its name from Montezuma (1466-1520), an Aztec emperor of Mexico. A mining company called the Montezuma Silver Mining Company, formed in 1891, held leases in the area surrounding the falls.
The Montezuma Falls are situated north-east of Zeehan, near the village of, accessible via the Murchison Highway. The falls commence at an elevation of above sea level and descend in the range of 103-, making the falls one of the highest in Tasmania.
The 8km three-hour return walking track from the trackhead at the foot of Mount Read near.
The track follows much of the route of the former 2ft narrow gauge North East Dundas Tramway and earlier views of the falls include the passing railway line
The proximity of the line to the falls was described in 1926:
This little railway is a "show" line of the highest order, for it dives quickly amongst the mountains, brushing the fringe of immense forests, and at one point giving a near view, of the hand- some Montezuma Falls-so near that the spray actually dashes at times against the carriage win- dows. From Williamsford one can take a motor for the five miles to Rosebery
Montezuma Falls reviews
It’s an easy walk to the Falls, about 13 km return but mostly flat. We really took our time to admire the scenery on the way. The path is very muddy in places as there is water running across it... more »
This was a great walk. Very flat and even. Was raining when we went but did not hinder us at all. The waterfall was really humming due to the rain and we could not stand too close. Shame the... more »
One of Tasmania's longest waterfalls a nice flat walk, best at this time of year as it can get a bit boggy with a lot of rain. 3 hours rtn alongside the old tram tracks with a daring and narrow swing bridge across to the other side giving full access to front on photos of the waterfall.
2-3 hours walk, simple trekking, no ups and downs, but expect real forest experience. Lot of watery and muddy paths to cross. Go with proper shoes. We walked in during day light and returned night with mobile torch, great experience, though not advisable. Hanging bridge was great, must go. There is an old closed mine on the way.
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