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Liffey Falls

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A series of picturesque waterfalls in a  World Heritage Rainforest

South East of Launceston, at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness, Liffey Falls are a series of four waterfalls passing over sandstone steps along the Liffey river.

The falls were included as part of the designated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1989.

Liffey Falls, Liffey, Tasmania
JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Nature walks and a upper falls picnic area 

The falls can be accessed via two walking tracks that lead above and below the falls. 

In addition to the falls lookout, the upper area contains a picnic ground.  Leaving from the picnic area is a nature walk through the forest of large eucalyptus trees and ferns to the falls, taking about 45 minutes there and back.

The road to the upper area is gravel covered and slippery and not accessible to larger vehicles.

The lower falls car park is accessible for larger vehicles and buses.  It also has an easier walk to the views of the falls but does not have picnic facilities.    

Liffey river through the rainforest

The Liffey River as it makes its way through the  temperate rainforest of the Liffey Falls State Reserve.

Drys Bluff from the main road

Drys Bluff – part of the Great Western Tiers – the edge of the Tasmanian Central Highlands plateau and the source of the Liffey River.