Snug Falls

Snug Tiers / Kingborough Council / near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Rating: 2     Difficulty: 2
Snug Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Snug Falls was the first waterfall we visited in Tasmania during our November 2006 trip. Haven been pre-conditioned to expect the worst conditions after seeing how the drought affected the waterfalls in Victoria and South Australia, we kind of hoped that the rainy reputation of Tassie might give us some positive waterfalling experiences. And in our visit, Julie and I were pleasantly surprised from the standpoint that the waterfall was flowing fairly well, but in hindisight, we were had really seen it in pretty low flow compared to its historical norm so that was our first hint that even Tassie was not immune to the Great Drought.

Nonetheless, this 25-30m waterfall impressed us enough to give it the scenic rating shown above to reflect the mindset that the falls was ok but had the potential to be more. From the vantage that we were able to get at the falls' base, it looked like there was a partially hidden upper tier as well. Unfortunately, we couldn't get a good view of it. So basically it was a tall but thin falls flanked by some dead trees as well as some rocks strewn about that might have been shed from the neighboring cliffs.

We took a walking track that started from a parking bay just off an unsealed access road (see directions below). We had to walk about 150m on the access road before getting onto the official trail, which descended on a somewhat uneven and rocky surface where it seemed to be real easy to twist an ankle. Although the signage at the trailhead said it was a 2.1km track requiring about 45 minutes return, Julie and I spent a little over an hour away from the car (including the picture taking and rest at the bottom). The hike back out was all uphill, and it definitely made us work up a sweat.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Sunrise over Hobart on the morning we visited Snug FallsSunrise over Hobart on the morning we visited Snug Falls
More focused look at Snug Falls in semi-long exposureMore focused look at Snug Falls in semi-long exposure
Roughly 90-120 minutes to the southeast of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula was the rugged coastline near Dootown featuring gorges, sea arches, blowholes, and moreRoughly 90-120 minutes to the southeast of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula was the rugged coastline near Dootown featuring gorges, sea arches, blowholes, and more
Roughly 90 minutes to the southeast of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula was the Port Arthur Convict Site, which was one of Australia's most important historical sitesRoughly 90 minutes to the southeast of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula was the Port Arthur Convict Site, which was one of Australia's most important historical sites
At the car park for Snug FallsAt the car park for the falls

More signage telling us the level of exertion necessary to do this hike to Snug FallsMore signage telling us the level of exertion necessary to do this hike to the falls

Julie walking towards the trailheadJulie walking towards the trailhead

Now on the track descending towards Snug FallsNow on the track descending towards the falls

Approaching the base of Snug FallsApproaching the base of the falls

Julie chilling out and checking out Snug FallsJulie chilling out and checking out the falls


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Hobart, we took the Southern Outlet (A6) south towards the Channel Hwy (B86), which then continued south towards the town of Snug, which was roughly 25km from the Hobart CBD. Inside the town of Snug, we turned right onto the Snug Tiers Rd and drove about 4km (it eventually beaome the unsealed Snug Falls Rd). Eventually, we found a signed car park that was about 150m from the actual trailhead, which we had to walk.




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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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A Huon Valley Escape to Snug Falls 
After staying overnight at Home Hill Beach House at Kingston Beach, take the short drive to the village of Snug. The road to the falls is signed. The bitumen …

Snug Falls, 2009. 
My girlfriend and I visited Snug in October of last year. It was a bit of a hike up through muddy and uneven ground, and it rained a lot. Keeping that …

Snug Falls 
The falls are just out of a King Kong movie. The combination of trees, rocks, moss and ferns makes a fantastic, peaceful little grotto that is perfect …

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