The next stop on our circumnavigation of Tasmania was Launceston, where we paid a visit to Cataract Gorge along the South Esk River.
|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!
Some unidentified spring wildflowers we saw along the track close to the waterfall.
Cheers & Happy Birding