Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Silver Falls

One of the friends we walked with on Sunday says she has now walked every track on Mount Wellington - well, every published track that is, there are plenty of others not marked on the official maps. As for me, I've walked very few so far, so it was great to tick off another one last weekend. We followed the Pipeline Track up the rock steps to the Gentle Annie Falls lookout, passed McDermotts Farm tragically destroyed in the 1967 bushfires, crossed Huon Road opposite the Fern Tree Tavern and up the short path to Silver Falls. The best thing about this walk is the variety.  From manicured Waterworks Reserve through open eucalypt woodlands to rainforest, it has it all, in only a short walk easily completed before lunch. It's a very interesting piece of history as well. We finished up with a sausage sizzle at the well-maintained barbecue sites in the Waterworks Reserve.

Just one view of Mt Wellington on the way
Pipeline aqueduct
Saint Raphaels, which survived the 1967 bushfires
Silver Falls

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