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Montezuma Falls Bushwalk Rosebery Tasmania
Montezuma Falls is an easy walk through magnificent Tasmania
rainforest, following a route of the historic North East
Dundas Tramway. At 104m high, Montezuma Falls are one of the
highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania, especially
after heavy rain which is common in the area. The track takes
the walker to the base of the falls.
The track takes you almost entirely through
pleasant and open park like rainforest, that includes
leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras, giant tree ferns and large
FMontezuma Falls Bushwalk at a glance:
3 Hours Return
Easy walk through rainforest
Picnic, toilet facilities
and shops located in nearby Rosebery
Heavy rain can occur in any month, sp be prepared with adequate clothing for the conditions
Dogs welcome, but must be kept on leash
Bicycles are permitted; the Montezuma Falls track is suited to mountain bikes
If you look carefully, you might get close
to several different species of birds along the walk. Of note
common on this track is White’s
thrush, s a medium-size, speckled brown and white
ground dwelling bird. It forages quietly on the rainforest floor
and when disturbed flies a short distance before settling
A mineral survey undertaken in 1890 showed the
falls know known as Montezuma Falls, marked as Osbourne Falls.
Montezuma was the name of the last Aztec emperor of Mexico (1466-1520).
In Tasmania, his name appears to have originally been applied
to a mining company, the Montezuma Silver Mining Company formed in 1891.