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  • RALPH FALLS
  • St COLUMBA FALLS
  • PYENGANA
  • GOULDS COUNTRY

 

Ralph Falls looking towards Pyengana

1/ Ralph Falls is in north eastern Tasmania near the St Columba Falls. This is the view from near Ralph Falls looking northwards to the beautiful Valley of Penghana.

Ralph Falls Tasmania

2/ The approach to the Ralph Falls is down a well marked track.

Ralph Falls Tasmania

3/ The Ralph Falls Trail passes through a beautiful regrowth myrtle forest.

6/ The size of the lower falls can be judged from the man waving. I estimated they were about 10 metres.

4/ Near Ralph Falls you can take a longer route through Cash's Gorge.

3/ It passes through a beautiful regrowth myrtle forest.

5/ The walk through Cash's Gorge takes you passed this lovely fern glade stream.

Ralph Falls Tasmania

6/ Ralph Falls are a spectacular sight, as the drop is over 90 metres.

Ralph Falls Tasmania

7/ The size of the lower fall of Ralph Falls can be judged from the man waving. I estimated the drop at the lower falls to be about 10 metres.

 

St Columba Falls

1/ The St Columba Falls are in north eastern Tasmania. The car park is near this entrance hut. Unfortunately, the parking is on the road itself. The sign shows the way to the different walks.

St Columba Falls

2/ You can hear the roar of the St Columba Falls from the car park and even from one kilometre away, the view is very impressive.

St Columba Falls

3/ A number of lovely streams are visible on the track to the St Columba Falls.

stream near St Columba Falls

4/ The stream flow increases as you approach the St Columba Falls.

St Columba falls

5/ On both sides you walk through a beautiful forest of tall man ferns, as you approach the St Columba Falls.

St Columba Falls

6/ The viewing platform is only 50 metres from the base of the St Columba Falls. The view up is very impressive.

St Columba Falls

7/ Ferns grow within metres of the rushing waters of the St Columba Falls.

St Columba Falls

8/ This is a telephoto view of the top of the St Columba Falls. It is 91 metres from the base to the top.

 

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

1/ Pyengana is a locality in north eastern Tasmania. It is close to the St Columba Falls. This photo shows the Valley of Pyengana in the distance. The meadows are surrounded by mountains and look quite beautiful.

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

2/ The landscape near Pyengana shows a beautiful mixture of native and European trees.

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

3/ The road to St Columba Falls near Pyengana is through lush meadows.

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

4/ The Pyengana Valley has some of the best dairy meadows in the World.

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

5/ The Cheese Factory at Pyengana is a good place to take a break and taste the cheeses.

Pyengana Valley Tasmania

6/ Near the Pyengana Cheese Factory is the modern dairy farm with very healthy looking cows.

Pub in the Paddock Pyengana

7/ The Pub in a Paddock at Pyengana is also a good place to take a break from your drive.

 

Goulds Country

1/ Goulds Country is a beautiful valley just off the A3 Tasman Highway west of St Helens in the north east of Tasmania. It is on the road to Poimena and the Blue Tier.

Goulds Country

2/ This is the approach road to the tiny hamlet of Goulds Country. The meadows are so lush and green that you could imagine that you are in Europe.

Goulds Country

3/ This is the lovely Union Church of Goulds Country built in 1879. There is an ancient cemetery behind it. This photo was taken at sunset.

grave at Goulds Country

4/ There are many graves of settlers in this cemetery. This one tells of 3 children, who died tragically together. It shows how hard life was for the early settlers of even a fertile valley like Goulds Country in the 19th Century.

house in Goulds Country

5/ This is one of the most attractive houses in Goulds Country. It is next to the church shown below.

cottages in Goulds Country

6/ There are some other cottages in Goulds Country that could be restored. They and the 2 churches prove that Goulds Country once had a much larger population.

Goulds Country

7/ This is the other lovely church in Goulds Country. It looks down on the lush meadows of the valley below. It shows you the soft colours of a winter day.

Goulds Country

8/ This is the road to Poimena and the Blue Tier, as you leave Goulds Country. It is a gravel road and gets very rough, as you approach Poimena.

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