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Great Western Tiers: Mother Cummings Rivulet

Great Western Tiers: Mother Cummings Rivulet

Monday October 6, 2014

A walk I have been meaning to do for a very long time is Mother Cummings rivulet, and I finally made it up there last week.

Rainforest Scenes, Mother Cummings Rivulet

Rainforest Scenes, Mother Cummings Rivulet in Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers

Mother Cummings Rivulet is accessed through the town of Meander. The road is quite rough and ends at the rivulet itself, where you need to wade across the river. Following an old road for another kilometer or so you come to a wide clearing which would be a good place to set up camp and explore the other walks in the area over a couple of days. From here you follow pink tags along the rivulet itself, and the path becomes much more narrow as you get closer to the creek.

Rainforest cascade Great Western Tiers Tasmania

Rainforest cascade Great Western Tiers Tasmania

There was a perfect amount of water on the creek last week – generally speaking spring is a very good time to photograph the Tasmanian rainforest as the moss is a deep rich green and the creeks and waterfalls are full of water.

Tasmanian Rainforest Great Western Tiers

Tasmanian Rainforest Great Western Tiers

The rainforest contains myrtle beech, sassafras and King Billy pines, the latter of which being the real reason for our visit – more on that to come shortly!

Waterfall Mother Cummings Rivulet Tasmania

Waterfall Mother Cummings Rivulet Tasmania

I wasn’t able to walk at a fast pace here, as each new bend in the creek had me unpacking my camera gear and composing new shots. After a short while I gave up on re-packing the camera after each shoot as it became apparent I’d be pulling it out again only a short distance further along the track!

Mother Cummings Rivulet Tasmania

Mother Cummings Rivulet Tasmania

I experimented on quite a few of these shots with the “Interval Composite” shoot mode of my K3 but again that is a topic for another blog post!

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