Mariotts Falls

We were driving along Stxy Road after summiting Mt Mueller and decided to do a short walk in the area before heading back to Hobart.  We originally thought to go check out Big Styx Reserve but then changed our minds and went to Marriotts Falls instead.  I didn’t know very much about this waterfall and I had only noticed the sign on the Gordon River Road on the drive up the day before.

Initially the well maintained track follows the Tyenna River before heading across some bracken covered paddocks and into the forest.  The track here can be a little muddy as you pass under some very large man ferns before reaching the base of the falls.  There is a taped track that can be followed on the left hand side that will take you to the top of the falls.

Getting to the falls took a bit over 30 minutes but I would recommend staying there for a while to take it beauty of the falls.  All up the trip is approximately 5kms from the carpark and back.

Getting there: Coming from Hobart, continue past the turn off to Mt Field National Park and drive through the small town of Tyenna.  Just after leaving the town, turn right down Tyenna Road and follow this road over the Tyenna River (there will be a blue sign saying Mariotts Falls on the main road).  Turn right and continue for 100m to the carpark.

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Creek crossing near the beginning.
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Nice track work down to the Tyenna River.
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Tyenna River.
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Crossing the paddock.
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Lots of manferns by the track.
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Marriotts Falls.
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Last light.
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The top of the falls.
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Looking down the face.

 

 

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