St. Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls, with a waterfall drop of over 90 metres. Situated approximately 30km’s west of St. Helens (around 30 minutes drive), with easy access from the A3 Highway, with a turn off to Pyengana, St. Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s favourite waterfalls to visit.
St. Columba Falls in Tasmania is part of the St Columba Falls State Reserve features beautiful forests and the cascading waters of the South George River that plunge over steep granite ledges. There are picnic and toilet facilities, with somewhat limited parking along the road. The track from the carpark to the falls is well maintained, but is a steady climb back from the base of the falls to the carpark.
The walk to the base of the falls is definitely another highlight. It takes you through cool and shady rainforest that has some of the tallest treeferns you’ll see anywhere. Once at the lookout you’ll crane your neck as you watch the South George River tumbling down in a delightful series of steep cascades. Return uphill via the same track.
Considering Heather was still being impacted by the MS episode, she did very well to get to the Falls and back again – nice slow walking!! Whilst the website said the walk would take around 20-30 minutes ans is about 1.2 kilometres in length, we spent close to 1 hour walking in and out. Well worth the effort and some great photos
As can be seen in the photo, there are numerous tree ferns in this area. The rainfall is moderately high in this area, so make sure you are prepared for changes in weather.
- 17th April 2005 – 16:07
- Canon IXUS i
- f 2.8 – 1/125
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