Hogarth Falls is Located in the small town of Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania. This track which is in the list of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, is a great way to spend a few hours while visiting this picturesque town. Located within walking distance from the downtown, there is no reason not to add this to your itinerary.
Hogarth Falls Track
How to Get to Strahan
Strahan is located about a 4 and a half hours drive from Hobart and a 4 hours drive from Launceston. Best way to access it is by having your own car or by renting. There is very little public transportation to get you to Strahan.
How to get to Hogarth Falls
The great thing about Hogarth Falls, is that it is located within People’s Park in the town of Strahan and is just off the esplanade. So it is a very easy 15 minutes walk from the town to get to the falls. In the map below, you can see where the car park is for Hogarth Falls and the start of the Hogarth Falls Track.
Hogarth Falls Track
This is a fantastic track for almost everyone. It is rated a level 2 which means that it is mostly flat and people of most fitness levels can do it. Along the way, there are mosses and ferns and it feels like you have the whole place to yourself as it is not overrun with tourists. The track itself is around only 1.2km each way, so it should only take 30min to an hour to do the whole track.
There are interpretive signs along the way and the area is known to be a good spot for platypus watching in the evening and morning hours in the creek along the track.
At the end of the track, you will find Hogarth Falls. A beautiful falls that runs year round. There is a viewing platform an an area on some rocks for photographers. Do be careful on the rocks though as they can be slippery.
On a photographers note, these falls are perfect for doing long exposures. Capture the water flowing beautifully by bringing an ND filter and exposing for a few seconds.
The track is Free and I do recommend you bring good shoes as the track can be muddy at times. Best time of year to visit is during the summer season, however, it’s always best to be prepared for rain as this part of tasmania is one of the wetter parts.
Other Things to Do in Strahan
Obviously, Strahan has a lot of other things to do as a tourist. The town is the entry point into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and being that it’s a port, a lot of boat trips leave from here.
Also, you can take a very picturesque train from Strahan to Queenstown that is very popular among tourists and locals alike.
If you are just looking to relax though, it is very nice to just walk along the esplanade in town and admire just how scenic this area is. Take a look at the boats or admire the town from a higher vantage point by walking around.
Finally, if you get a chance and are into night photography, I highly recommend going down to the waterfront at night and looking up at the sky. There is very little light pollution from the town, so you can easily admire the milky way core and enjoy the millions of stars in the night sky.
Where to Stay in Strahan
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Strahan has quite a few places to stay and its advised during high season to book in advance.
Motel Strahan – This is where I stayed, and it was a very nice place to stay. It’s located in the heart of Strahan and has air conditioned rooms with tvs. The bed was really comfortable and the staff friendly and accommodating. You can book your tours through the front desk here if there are things you want to do while in town.
Strahan Village – If you are looking for a place with views, this place is it. They have hilltop rooms with waterfront views. They have a great restaurant, and fantastic service. This is rated a great place for couples.
Otherwise, if you want to search for other accommodations in Strahan, please check out the other hotels here!
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