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upper quaile falls tasmania

Upper Quaile Falls

My first visit to this fall, Upper Quaile Falls is a very picturesque cascade in the Cradle Mountain area.

Upper Quaile Falls in Middlesex, Tasmania

Upper Quaile Falls in Middlesex, Tasmania

The fall is actually signposted from the main road to Cradle. You’ll need to be looking closely however as it is an unofficial sign – basically a wooden board nailed to a tree. You follow the narrow road for a few minutes to the trailhead (there are signs on the way).

Quaile Falls Tasmania

Mossy rocks and fast flowing water – these are a few of my favourite things 🙂

 

Upper Quaile Falls Tasmania

The falls are set in a beautiful green forest

The track leads to the much larger Quailes Falls which I didn’t visit on this trip, preferring to take my time in the shady green forest at the “Upper” falls. The Upper Falls are reached after 10-15 minutes walking. Apparently the main Quaile Falls are another 15 minutes or so in. Something to see next time 🙂

Upper Quaile Falls, Tasmania

Upper Quaile Falls, Tasmania

 

Upper Quaile Falls

Portrait of a waterfall

 

Upper Quaile Falls, Tasmania

Another shot of the falls, without the mossy rocks in the foreground

Winter is a brilliant time of year for visiting and photographing waterfalls and Im going to make an effort to get a few more done in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned to my website and my facebook page for new images 🙂

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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.