The Groom River – Blue Tier
As an extension to the Blue Tier Giant walk, visiting the Groom River when in north east Tasmania is highly recommended. The river has many cascades and mossy green boulders and is fringed by tall tree ferns – a perfect setting for the photographically minded!
I visited last week, and the water levels were quite low but I would imagine this river would be quite different after some significant rain.
The Friends of the Blue Tier and Environment Tasmania have done an exceptional job making tracks into this part of the Blue Tier and are now pushing for the walk (to the Giant Trees at least) to be included in the State Tourism’s “60 Great Short Walk” guide. Having done many of these walks I would think this walk an absolute certainty for inclusion – it is a great Tasmanian rainforest walk, complete with natural beauty and human history.
If you are planning a visit to photograph this area, make sure you bring your macro lens for the fungi (particularly over the coming few months of autumn!) as well as a wide angle lens to capture the flow and cascades of the Groom River. Navigation along the river banks is not too difficult as the forest is reasonably open. The pink tags will take you right back to the main walking track when you have had your fill of photography!