Gentle Annie Falls Circuit Waterworks Reserve, Dynnyrne, Hobart

Today’s weather

Sunny

31°C Hot and sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Wed 22 Nov 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

1.3km

Experience

Bush

Description

A short, loop walk through open bushland and past a ‘dry waterfall’. Gentle Annie Falls is not an actual waterfall but a hand-cut channel in natural sandstone that was used to direct water into the Waterworks reservoirs. The ‘falls’ have been dry since the water was re-directed into the higher level Ridgeway Reservoir in the 1940s.

The walk begins with a short steep climb that brings you quite quickly to the base of Gentle Annie Falls. Steps cut into the stone and a hand-rail help you ascend to the top of the rock outcrop. After climbing back down follow the track through open forest before crossing Sandy Bay Rivulet and emerging at the Upper Reservoir.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Moderate

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in the Waterworks Reserve, dogs are prohibited from walking this track.

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Photos

  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Gentle Annie Falls Circuit 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Ride a bike or drive your car to near Site 9 in the Waterworks Reserve to the start of the walk.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.