• Walking to Horsetail Falls, Tasmania. Photo courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
    Walking to Horsetail Falls, Tasmania. Photo courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Horsetail Falls, Tasmania. Photo courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
    Horsetail Falls, Tasmania. Photo courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
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Visitors to Tasmania’s West Coast can enjoy the panoramic views on the newly opened Horsetail Falls walk.

Waterfalls of Tasmania describes the waterfall as a large seasonal waterfall on Moore creek, best viewed in winter and spring.

The walking track takes visitors to a viewing platform, which offers panoramic views of the mountains to the south and of the ocean to the west, as well as a side-on view of Horsetail Falls.

Located on the Lyell Highway, near Queenstown, the $550,000 project was a government response to the difficulties facing the West Coast community when Copper Mines of Tasmania announced that the Mt Lyell Mine would enter care and maintenance in 2014. 

The construction of the 1km-return track, which was challenging with the steep slopes that it traverses, was managed by Parks and Wildlife Service staff.

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