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Montezuma Falls, Zeehan

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The Montezuma Falls, a horsetail waterfall on a minor tributary to the Pieman River, is located on the West Coast Range of Tasmania, Australia.
The falls draws its name from Montezuma (1466-1520), an Aztec emperor of Mexico. A mining company called the Montezuma Silver Mining Company, formed in 1891, held leases in the area surrounding the falls.
The Montezuma Falls are situated north-east of Zeehan, near the village of, accessible via the Murchison Highway. The falls commence at an elevation of above sea level and descend in the range of 103-, making the falls one of the highest in Tasmania.
The 8km three-hour return walking track from the trackhead at the foot of Mount Read near.
The track follows much of the route of the former 2ft narrow gauge North East Dundas Tramway and earlier views of the falls include the passing railway line
The proximity of the line to the falls was described in 1926:
This little railway is a "show" line of the highest order, for it dives quickly amongst the mountains, brushing the fringe of immense forests, and at one point giving a near view, of the hand- some Montezuma Falls-so near that the spray actually dashes at times against the carriage win- dows. From Williamsford one can take a motor for the five miles to Rosebery
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  • We travelled via tar and unsealed roads to the ‘largest falls’ in Tasmania to be advised it is a further 5 km walk to view them. Of no value to be advised on a sign upon arrival that the walk is... 
    We travelled via tar and unsealed roads to the ‘largest falls’ in Tasmania to be advised it is a further 5 km walk to view them. Of no value to be advised on a sign upon arrival that the walk is...  more »
  • The track winds it way through the forest beside the Ring River along an old tramway trail built to service a disused silver mine. It is a 10km return hike but not too strenuous - gentle inclines and....  more
    The track winds it way through the forest beside the Ring River along an old tramway trail built to service a disused silver mine. It is a 10km return hike but not too strenuous - gentle inclines and....  more »
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  • So much beauty, lush green temperate rain forests and running rivers, interspersed with many mini waterfalls before get to the big dance. Impressive at any time of the year, Montezuma is a long but easy walk - 10 km round trip - 2 hours if you're in a hurry, more if not. You will experience a cacophony of forest sounds, including birds of all types, one minute then dead silence the next where, if you listen hard enough, you can hear time passing.
  • Be prepared for the walk. It's fairly flat, had a few trees down that we climbed over. Can get muddy so wear the right shoes. Beautiful forest the entire way, an amazing waterfall with a really cool bridge you can cross. It's worth the 2.5 to 3 hour walk. Little tunnel on the way that you can go into (Be prepared for spiders). We had the falls to ourselves. Highly recommend walking this track👌

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