St Columba Falls Walk

Duration: 20-30 minute return
Distance: 1.2km return
Grade 2: Suitable for most ages. The track has a hardened or compacted surface that may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps.

​It may be a short 30 minute drive from St Helens, and a short 15 minute walk to the falls, but those are the only short things about this experience. The standout is undoubtedly the falls: at more than 90m, one of Tasmania’s highest.

The walk to the base of the falls is definitely another highlight. It takes you through cool and shady rainforest that has some of the tallest treeferns you’ll see anywhere.

Once at the lookout you’ll crane your neck as you watch th​e South George River tumbling down in a delightful series of steep cascades.

Return uphill via the same track.

The falls are a 30 minute drive from St Helens. via the ​​​​Tasman Highway (A3), ​​then road C428 from Pyengana.

Where possible, please avoid driving in our reserves at night. You are sharing the roads with our native wildlife, so take it slow and watch out for animals on the road.

The St Columba State Reserve is in a moderately high rainfall area. Check the weather forecast before you go and dress accordingly.

Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania’s parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.

Contact Details

St Columba Falls Track
Pyengana, 7216



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