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Winterbrook Falls

Winterbrook Falls

Thursday November 6, 2014

As a follow up to my recent post on accompanying James from UTAS to sample King Billy Pines at Winterbrook Falls, here are a few more shots of the surrounding rainforest and of the falls.

Winterbrook Falls Tasmania

Winterbrook Falls thunder off Black Bluff in north west Tasmania

The walk passes through some really nice myrtle rainforest, quite open with really big trees in the beginning before it starts to climb somewhat. The path is quite clearly marked but you pass through patches of horizontal, as well as some pretty dense rainforest so it is a good idea to pay attention! After a little while you will hear the roar of Winterbrook Creek and will be able to sneak down to the rivers edge in a couple of places.

Winterbrook River, downstream of the falls and deep in the rainforest

Winterbrook River, downstream of the falls and deep in the rainforest

Horizontal covers this creek on the walk to Winterbrook Falls

Horizontal covers this creek on the walk to Winterbrook Falls

After some climbing, you reach a lookout where you catch your first glance of Winterbrook Falls as it tumbles from Black Bluff into the forest below. A few minute on and you are back in the cool green rainforest – a very inviting place to dump your gear and explore and take photos!

Myrtle rainforest below the waterfall

Myrtle rainforest below the waterfall

Myrtle rainforest below the waterfall

Myrtle rainforest below the waterfall, with some native laurel

Winterbrook Falls Map

There is some interesting information boards at the start of the hiking track, including a rough map of the area.

Winterbrook Falls Map

Winterbrook Falls Map at the start of the track

As the sign says, allow 2 hours each way just to get to the falls, but allow a full day (or longer!) to explore Black Bluff itself.

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