Elspeth Haughie reports on a recent excursion, by the Heart Foundation Kettering Walkers, to Montezuma Falls.

Kettering Walkers ventured further afield just recently.  After an overnight stay in Zeehan, we walked into Montezuma Falls the following morning.

Montezuma Falls, at 105 meters high are Tasmanias highest.  They were named in 1901 after the Montezuma Silver Mining Company.

The 4 kilometer walk to the falls follows the former North East Dundas Tramway;  a beautiful old rail route between Williamsford and Zeehan.

The level, obstacle free track goes through typical West Coast rainforest,  affording a picturesque and diversified walk of approximately 3 hours duration.

The most spectacular view of the falls is from a suspension bridge which spans the Ring River gorge. After recent heavy rains, the water was just gushing over the rocks.

We certainly saw Tasmanian nature at its best and once again we thank Heart Foundation Walking and our regular local walkers for keeping us fit and healthy.

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Click here to find out more about the Heart Foundation Kettering Walkers. For more information on the Montezuma Falls click here.