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Rinadena Falls

Rinadena Falls is a stunning waterfall in Tasmania’s Walls of Jerusalem National Park. I visited here many years ago, and after a rather tragic end to that trip –  dropping my camera in the river 🙁 – I had always planned to come back for a re-shoot and it has taken a global pandemic and near complete shut down of business for me to finally make the time to do it! Silver linings and all that I guess…

The sublime Rinadena Falls in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The sublime Rinadena Falls in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The waterfall is an absolute stunner. Thinking about it on the walk back I would have to say it is Tasmania’s most beautiful waterfall. The setting is sublime – pure myrtle forest, moss and greenery everywhere and of course lots of fast flowing water.

The sublime Rinadena Falls in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The sublime Rinadena Falls in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

 

Rinadena Falls

The setting of the falls. Myrtles, ferns and greenery everywhere.

The walk in has greatly increased since my last visit, and I was surprised when we arrived at a clearing with giant boulders blocking the road. The walk in now starts with a 20 minute walk from the car park down to the Little Fisher River, and another hour or so on the other side of the river up to the old car park! From there you follow a trail through the forest for another hour and a half or so to the falls.

A portrait of Rinadena Falls from closer up

A portrait of Rinadena Falls from closer up

 

The creek downstream from the falls

The creek downstream from the falls

The effort is more than worth it however and we spent a leisurely morning soaking it all in. The distance probably keeps a lot of your casual waterfall visitors away, and indeed we saw no other visitors the whole time we were there.

The creek below Rinadena Falls

The creek below Rinadena Falls

 

The creek below Rinadena Falls

The creek below Rinadena Falls

And finally, a behind the scenes shot – me in my “happy place” 🙂

 

There is a good, detailed description of the walk on the Waterfalls of Tasmania page.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.