Lost Falls

Glamorgan Spring Bay / Lake Leake / near Swansea, Tasmania, Australia

Rating: 0.5     Difficulty: 1
Lost Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Lost Falls was a truly lost waterfall, so to speak, when Julie and I visited it during our drought-stricken November 2006 visit to Australia. From the looks of its bush-fringed cliff, it should have been an impressively tall waterfall, which we should have seen from an overlook. For a moment, we thought we were in the wrong place because of the silence (i.e. no sound of moving water), but the signs clearly indicated that there was a waterfall near the car park we stopped at (see directions below). We couldn't tell if lack of flow was due to the fact that the falls happened to have a very short season or if it just happened to be yet another victim of the drought. Either way, all signs pointed to poor timing or luck and we didn't stand a chance at seeing this guy perform. This made us realize that even Tasmania was probably affected by the drought in addition to Victoria, South Australia, and parts of New South Wales.

Oh well, at least the lookout for the falls was a few paces from the car park so we knew straight away whether it was worth staying or not. I recalled there was another short trail leaving from the car park towards a hill offering a lookout of the ocean, but we didn't do it. In hindsight, we probably should have at least done that as a consolation prize.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

About 58km to the northeast of Lost Falls was the coastal town of Bicheno and its blowholeAbout 58km to the northeast of Lost Falls was the coastal town of Bicheno and its blowhole
During the drive from Hobart to Swansea to Bicheno and eventually St Helens, we were treated to coastal scenery like this.  I wondered if that lookout we didn't do would have been something like thisDuring the drive from Hobart to Swansea to Bicheno and eventually St Helens, we were treated to coastal scenery like this. I wondered if that lookout we didn't do would have been something like this
At the end of the very long drive from Hobart to the waterfalls (including Lost Falls), then onto St Helens, we then finally got to relax and enjoy the scenery in St HelensAt the end of the very long drive from Hobart to the waterfalls (including Lost Falls), then onto St Helens, we then finally got to relax and enjoy the scenery in St Helens
The car park area for Lost FallsThe car park area for the falls

The trailheadThe trailhead


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Hobart, we went about 140km north on the Tasman Hwy (A6) until we reached the Lake Leake Hwy on the left (B34). We then took the Lake Leake Hwy (north of Swansea and south of Bicheno) for about 20km until we got to an unsealed road leaving the highway to its south (on the left, across from the turnoff leading to Meetus Falls). There was an informative sign on the north side of this junction worth checking out.

About 6km along the unsealed access road was where we found the car park for Lost Falls.

Overall, this drive took us roughly 2.5 hours.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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