Generally known as Spout, Chute or Leap
Falls are nestled in the Great Western Tiers about an hours drive from
Launceston and 1 1/2 hours from Devonport. For many years the falls
were only accessible by track a 45 minute walk from below the falls.
The track still exists. There is now a reserve only a short distance
from above the falls. A narrow winding steep gravel road links each
end of the track. The walk is very much worth the trip. The
track from the upper car park is relatively steep in parts - particularly
the final descent to the bottom of the falls.
Launceston the lower end of the track is accessed via Bracknell.
There are few facilities at the lower end of the track. A new very
clean toilet has recently been constructed here. The drive
from here to the upper car park
take nearly as long as it does to walk to the falls. The upper car
park has a BBQ, toilets and fresh water.
There are many other fine
scenic attraction further up the Lake Highway from the upper car park.