Meetus Falls

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

Rating: 2     Difficulty: 1
Meetus Falls

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INTRODUCTION

With Meetus Falls turned out to be a surprisingly pleasing and tall waterfall that even produced a short rainbow on the day that we visited it. Having been to the nearby Lost Falls, we were pre-conditioned into thinking the Meetus Falls would also be dry. However, what Meetus had going for it was that it was on the Cygnet River, which tended to have reliably good flow (in fact, it was said that this waterfall flowed year-round). That said, I reckon it would put on quite a show in rainier times, but it was still heaps good as far as our drought-battered mindsets were concerned.

From the car park (see directions below), we took an established walking track that the signs said would require about 15 minutes return. It got a little steep and slippery in places on the dirt and rocky track as we descended towards the wooden lookout platform. So we did have to take our time. On our way down, we also noticed another short spur track leading to the Cygnet River itself, but we didn't do that so we can't say more about whether it would have given us better views of the falls or not. It turned out that Julie and I took a little over 20 minutes away from the car so the sign was pretty spot on regarding the length of the walking track.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Sunrise over Hobart on the morning we drove out towards Lake Leake and the Meetus FallsSunrise over Hobart on the morning we drove out towards Lake Leake and the Meetus Falls
About 58km to the northeast of Meetus Falls was the coastal town of Bicheno and its blowholeAbout 58km to the northeast of Meetus Falls was the coastal town of Bicheno and its blowhole
Around the coast of Bicheno, we noticed some really interesting reddish stains on the coastal boulders hereAround the coast of Bicheno, we noticed some really interesting reddish stains on the coastal boulders here
A big eagle we saw on the unsealed MacKays Rd on the way to Meetus FallsA big eagle we saw on the unsealed MacKays Rd on the way to the falls

The trailheadThe trailhead

Descending towards the lookoutDescending towards the lookout

Looking down at the context of Meetus FallsLooking down at the context of the falls

More zoomed in look at the Meetus FallsMore zoomed in look at the falls


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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 north (called MacKays Rd, which was on the right, across from the turnoff leading to Lost Falls). There was an informative sign on the north side of this junction worth checking out. I recalled there was also some smart ass who changed a sign saying "Meetus Falls" to "Feetus Falls" (haha!).

In any case, after about 10km of unsealed driving on MacKays Rd, we then took a signposted spur road on the right ultimately leading us to the car park for the falls. During our drive on MacKays Rd, Julie and I spotted those giant black eagles feeding on roadkill much like what we saw in the Outback regions of Western Australia earlier in the year!

Overall, this drive would take us roughly 2.5 hours.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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