Wandle Falls Track Part I – The Waterfall
Another short but rewarding walk in Tasmania’s Tarkine region is the scramble to Wandle Falls. Located on the Murchisson Highway (A10) a short distance from Waratah, park your car at the Wandle River crossing and follow the creek downstream (west) a short distance. The forest is quite nice and well and truly worth a stop just for the fungi alone in autumn (that will be the subject of my next blog post!).
There are a few pink tags here and there in the forest, but basically just follow the river along. You will see and hear cascades and will be able to scramble down to a couple of interesting vantage points on the river.
The falls themselves are a nice cascade with a lot of protruding boulders meaning there are many cascades to shoot. I visited in early autumn this year, and given Tasmania just experienced the hottest and driest summer on record, I was surprised to see even this much water on the falls. Visiting in winter, or after particularly heavy falls would make the creek very dangerous, so here are a few low water level shots 🙂
The walk in is quite straightforward and it will only take 10 minutes or so to be in the vicinity of the falls. The area as a whole however is very deserving of an extended stay – there is no need to hurry when there are photos to be taken!