Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk

15 min to 30 min
15 min to 45 min

520 m
circuit

↑ 13 m
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Easy track
Starting just behind the Interpretation Centre/Ranger Station on Cradle Mountain Road in Pencil Pine, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this circuit walk takes you along a well-constructed boardwalk passing a lookout over Pencil Pine Falls. The boardwalk meanders through a patch of cool temperate rainforest of pencil pines and myrtle, passing by a pleasant lookout with seats where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Pencil Pine cascades and the 20 metre falls. The falls are at their most spectacular after periods of heavy rain. The track is entirely on robust boardwalk, and is suitable for wheelchair users. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2018.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.5960168,145.9309921)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Murchison Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Belvoir Road, C132 then drive for 26.1 km
  • Turn right onto Cradle Mountain Road, C132 and drive for another 5.2 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 120 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Cradle Valley Board Walk & Rainforest Walk) turn left, to head along Rainforest Walk (a walking track).
After another 410 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
Then pass the "Pencil Pine Falls" (40 m on your right).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 45 m come to a car park.
After another 7 m pass the "Toilet" (20 m on your left).
After another 3 m come to the end.
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Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 520 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 520 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
520 mToilet
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