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Tasmania #10

On the final stage of this tour we view the 90 metre waterfall at St Columba Falls State Reserve before travelling along the Tasman Highway to Weldborough Pass to enjoy walking in the Cool Temperate Rainforest amongst the Myrtle Beech and Ferns. Visit Scottsdale Forest EcoCentre, see scenic views from Sidling Lookout, and drive past Timber Plantations before returning to Launceston at the conclusion of the tour.

Date(s): February 2006. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 99 of 99 Total. 15034 Visits.
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Tasmania #10 Collage

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Irrigated Pasture
The green irrigated pasture contrasts with the brown dry grass along the Tasman Highway, north of St Helens.

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Bales of Silage
Green plastic-covered bales of silage in paddock beside Tasman Highway.

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Hilly Terrain
Hilly terrain and more thistle infested paddocks in this farmland.

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Cattle Country
There are a few Cattle in this shot.

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St Columba Falls
St Columba Falls is a 90 metre waterfall.

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St Columba Falls
St Columba Falls is a 90 m Waterfall in the South George River. The Walking Track was Closed due to a Landslide in Oct 2005. St Columba Falls, inland from St Helens, is one of the highest waterfalls in Tasmania. It is extremely popular with approximately 80,000 people visiting the State Reserve each year.

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St Columba Falls
The cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. The catchment area of over 4 000 ha guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite cliff face.

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St Columba Falls
Located in the St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha), the cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. The catchment area of over 4 000 ha guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite cliff face.

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Cool Rainforest
A forest of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle.

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Tree Ferns

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Tree Fern Frond

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Timber Hut
Timber Information Hut at St Columba Falls, Tasmania.

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Moss covered Shingles
Moss covered Timber Shingles on Roof of St Columba Falls Information Hut.

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Fern covered Log
Fern covered Log at St Columba Falls.

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Dappled Sunlight
Sun and Shade on Ferns in Gully at St Columba Falls.

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Birdwatchers
Birdwatchers dwarfed by towering trees at St Columba Falls State Reserve, Tasmania.

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Tall Tree Tops
St Columba Falls State Reserve, Tasmania.

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Tree Tops
Tree Tops at St Columba Falls State Reserve, Tasmania.

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Shades of Green
Vegetation with young Wattle Trees in foreground at St Columba Falls State Reserve.

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Mt Victoria Foothills
St Columba Falls State Reserve, Tasmania.

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St Columba Falls
Parting view of St Columba Falls, Tasmania.

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St Columba Falls Road
The St Columba Falls Road follows the South George River.

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Cattle
Cattle in green irrigated pastures.

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Rural Scene

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Farm Shed
Farm Shed in the distance. Overseas viewers might call it a Barn, but in Australia we call it a Shed.

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Electric Fence
Paddock with an Electric Fence.

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Farm Scene

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Rural View

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Bare Hills

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Tasman Highway
Tasman Highway through the rear window of the Bus.

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Small Shed
A small Shed. Overseas viewers might call it a Barn, but in Australia we call it a Shed.

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Valley Below

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Rusted Gate
Rusted Gate at the entrance to a Thistle infested paddock. Possibly Mt Victoria on the horizon.

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Distant Hills

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Cloudy Skies over Farmland

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Old Shed
An Old Shed with Rusted Roof. Note the row of plastic-covered bales of silage.

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Weldborough Pass
Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk is a short walk through Cool Temperate Rainforest containing beautiful Myrtle Trees and Ferns.

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Base of large Myrtle
Base of a large Myrtle at the entrance to the Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk.

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Dark and Shady
Cool temperate rainforest is a verdant,silent, cool, dark and damp place where both the trunks of trees and the forest floor are usually festooned with a luxuriant carpet of mosses and lichens. In autumn and early winter in particular, the rainforest floor is dappled with an array of brightly coloured fungi.

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Moss covered Log
Moss covered log on Rainforest floor at Weldborough Pass.

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Tall Man Ferns
Tall Man Ferns tower above me at Weldborough Pass.

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Canopy of Man Ferns

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Ferns and Moss
Moss and Ferns on fallen logs in Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk.

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Groundcover Ferns
Groundcover Ferns on Rainforest Floor in Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk.

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Lush Green Covering
A lush green covering for this log in Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk.

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Root Strangulation
The roots of this Myrtle are strangling this large Man Fern.

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Root Strangulation
Another view of the roots of this Myrtle which are tangled over this Man Fern.

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Beneath Tree Ferns

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Moss covered Trunks

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Small Ferns
Trunk covered with small ferns in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Frond Canopy
Canopy of Fronds in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Small Ferns
Small Ferns covering the Trunk of a tall Man Fern in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Ferns on Myrtle
Ferns on the trunk of a tall Myrtle in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Patch of Sunlight on Tree tops

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Rainforest Darkness
Darkness under the canopy of Man Ferns in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Fan of Fronds
Fan of Fronds from Man Fern in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Myrtle Trunk
Moss covered spotted trunk of a Myrtle in Weldborough Rainforest Walk.

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Looking Up
Looking up to the contrasting colours and textures of the different trees at Weldborough Pass.

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Looking Down
Looking down onto Tree Ferns in a gully at Weldborough Pass.

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Looking Skywards
Contrasting colours and textures of tree tops at Weldborough Pass.

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Up Above
Tree tops above at Weldborough Pass.

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Bales of Silage
Plastic covered Bales of Silage at Scottsdale.

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Silage at Scottsdale
Remainder of the long row of Silage Bales at Scottsdale.

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Scottsdale Forest EcoCentre
The Scottsdale Forest EcoCentre features a greenhouse-style forest interpretive centre that displays living species from forest communities, ranging from coastal heath to sclerophyll and rainforest. It is also a Visitor Information Centre.

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Tasmanian Timber
Samples of Tasmanian Timber on Display at the Scottsdale Forest EcoCentre.

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Scottsdale Area

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Summer colours along the Tasman Highway

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Australian  Shed
Every Aussie Man needs a Shed!

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Contented Cattle
Contented Cattle resting in their green irrigated paddock.

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Plantation Timber
Young Blue Gums for Plantation Timber in distance.

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Summer Browns
Summer Browns of dry grass along the Tasman Highway towards Launceston.

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Irrigation Green
The contrasting green of irrigation.

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Sidling Lookout
Sidling Lookout is at the top of a steep twisting section of road, 16 km west of Scottsdale.

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Sidling Lookout
Panoramic views across surrounding areas.

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Sidling Lookout

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Log Truck
A quick shot of a Log Truck as it thundered past. The Logs bound for the Timber Mill.

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From Sidling Lookout

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From Sidling Lookout

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From Sidling Lookout

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Plantation Timber
Plantation of young Blue Gums for Timber.

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Logged Area
This area has been Logged. Small Blue Gum seedling trees can be seen.

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Seedling Trees
Seedling Blue Gum Trees can be seen on this Logged Area. Remains of old stumps and roots are left as forest floor debris.

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Ready for Planting
The Plantation Timber Co is buying up farmland and planting it with trees.

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Return to Launceston
Back in Launceston after completing an anti-clockwise trip around Tasmania.

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Sign on a Gate
Sign on a Gate at Launceston.

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Red Garbage Bins
Our Garbage and Recycle Bins are Green, so it seemed unusual to see Red Bins in Launceston.

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Red Bottlebrush
A Red Bottlebrush beside Footpath in Launceston.

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Off Leash Area
An area where the Dogs of Launceston are allowed to run free. Happy Dogs!

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Dog's Playground
The area in Launceston where Dogs are allowed Off Leash to Run Free. All Councils should have these areas.

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Gardens at Launceston Cemetery

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Chapel at Launceston Cemetery

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Launceston Cemetery

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Weeping Tree
This unusual Weeping Tree in Launceston Cemetery appears to be a type of Conifer. The Trunk is supported by the middle stake.

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Section of Weeping Tree
Close-up section of the previous Weeping Tree.

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Golden Leaves on Tree at Launceston Cemetery

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Beyond Launceston
View over the rooftops from Quarantine Road Launceston.

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Cloud Formation
Unusual Cloud Formation taken at Launceston Airport while waiting to commence flight back to Perth.

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