Waterfall Bay in all its glory! Spring 2022 was quite cool and wet across Tasmania and I made the most of the conditions to shoot out to Waterfall Bay on the Tasman Peninsula to see this seasonal waterfall at its best. It is seasonal in that it only flows after heavy rain, and can be completely dry in extended dry periods – such as summer.
There are two ways to access Waterfall Bay. The easiest is to drive down the road from Doo Town to the carpark right in front of the viewing areas. You can also embark on longer walks from here too, including the rather impressive Waterfall Bluff (with great views to Cape Hauy). This track passes by Camp Falls and Shower Falls too, which are actually on the creek that eventually falls over the cliffs into Waterfall Bay.
The other way to access it is to walk from the main carpark at the Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. After all the heavy rain last October, I decided to walk in. I had never done it before, so it seemed like a good chance to check it out. The walk was only 20-30 minutes, and not difficult at all. As a bonus you get some great coast views along the way too.
I spent a fair bit of time juggling my umbrella and lens cloth, but I think the results were well and truly worth the effort! The mist on the peninsula was very atmospheric, and the falls themselves simply stunning 🙂
And in case you are wondering – yes, a week back in the warm summer weather has already got me thinking about cooler and wetter times!