Tuesday, July 1, 2014


The next stop on our circumnavigation of Tasmania was Launceston, where we paid a visit to Cataract Gorge along the South Esk River.

Cataract Gorge

Alexandra Suspension Bridge at First Basin

The chairlift that crosses the gorge has a single-span of 308 metres in its total 457 metre length. A world record apparently!

South Esk River

A couple of ducks were soaking up some late spring sunshine.

Pacific Black Duck/Mallard hybrid

King's Bridge, Launceston (built in 1864) 

A walk along a track through some beautiful cool temperate rainforest at St Columba Falls State Reserve in the Pyengana Valley, led us to the 90 metre high falls. 

St Columba Falls

I squeaked in an inquisitive scrub-wren, that duly scolded us for encroaching on its domain!

Tasmanian Scrub-wren

Some unidentified spring wildflowers we saw along the track close to the waterfall.

Cheers & Happy Birding


  1. What a great trip. The bridge images are amazing! What a landscape. I particularly love the flowers as well. Keep Warm!

  2. Thanks Judith. We were in Tassie back in late 2012 to early 2013. Back on the Sunshine Coast now after travelling right around Oz since then.