The Blue Tier Giant is a 70 metre high Eucalyptus regnans, found in north east Tasmania. The Blue Tier area is known for beautiful tall trees, rainforest and lovely creeks, and this short walks has all of these in an easy hour or so circuit.
The walk starts on Lehners Ridge Rd (which is not signposted) but you find it 1km or so down Lottah Rd (where the turnoff to the Little Plains Lookout is). Turn left when you come to the quarry and drive 1.8 kms until you see a gravel area on the right to park, and the walking trail on the left.
The first thing I noticed was the size of the ferns – they are massive! Very thick trunks and very tall. After a very short distance you will meet the first of the giant eucalypts, as the track meanders through some beautiful forest – which would be amazing in fungi season
Pretty shortly you will come to a water race with a really nice stone bridge. From here the track becomes a loop, and the recommended path is to follow the water race to the Cradle Tree before looping back to the Giant. The path then returns to the water race and you follow the original path back to where you started.
For those keen on stretching their legs just a little more, pink tags lead to the very nice Groom River – those pics are coming soon!
For more info on the Blue Tier area visit the Friends of the Blue Tier page. Make sure to drop in to the Weldborough Hotel for a boutique beer or two while in the area!