Saturday, February 21, 2015

NW Tassie: hellyer gorge and philosopher falls

Hellyer Gorge 

Philosopher Falls 

B, P and I drove west of Waratah toward Savage River in search of Philosopher Falls which we'd heard was about 10km out of town. This was about as much as we knew. The right hand turnoff came up quickly and we drove down a scrubby track with a canopy with just enough of a clearing to accommodate the truck with the bikes on the roof. 

We were soon amongst thick Tarkine Rainforest. The walking sign indicated a 1.5hr return walk, easy grade. No distance was indicated on the sign and I wondered if the children would make it there and back without complaint. 

The kids had a ball playing hide and seek amongst dense Tarkine rainforest. 

On the return I told them the story of the kids on a search for theTassie tiger. It would be special if the creature did exist somewhere in the thick forests of the north west. 

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely spot. We did make it to Hellyer Gorge and camped a couple of nights there but we hadn't heard of Philospher's Falls I am sad to say! Maybe next time!