Summary: Crater Falls is a seres of picturesque cascades along the Overland Track, a short distance from Ronny Creek.

While not the most spectacular of waterfalls, the Crater Falls is a series of picturesque cascades along Crater Creek, which flows out of Crater Lake. This is the first waterfall along the famous Overland Track when walking from Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair.

The cascades have a cumulative height of about 30m, and consist of a number of discrete 5-10m falls. The uppermost falls can be seen from a viewing platform along the trail, which closely follows Crater Creek.

Crater Falls

The lowermost tier of Crater Falls drops about 5m through a narrow chute into the shaded forest.

Crater Falls

Crater Falls

Getting to Crater Falls

The cascades are about 1.8km along the Overland Track, from Ronny Creek (on Dove Lake Road). The track follow the creek for a short distance next to the cascades, which can be seen from multiple points along the track – including a lookout platform.

DSC00656 LR Crater Falls (Cradle Mountain)

You wouldn’t do a walk just to see these falls – but it’s worth incorporating the waterfall into a day-walk to Kitchen Hut (via Marions Lookout), Cradle Mountain or around Dove Lake.

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