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Russell Falls
One of the best joy I get from climbing up to the top of a mount or trekking miles into a dense nature reserve is to discover the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. This treasure is represented in the break of dawn when the horizon is lit by the crack of sunlight or a majestic waterfall. As the waters crashes down from a drop, you cannot help by wonder how far it had traveled to form this spectacle.

Located in eastern boundary of Mt Field National Park, in Tasmania, Australia; lie Russell Falls. They were first named the Browning Falls after the original discoverer, c.1856, but were known as the Russell Falls after 1884, by which time they were already a popular tourist attraction. The Falls Reserve was established to protect them in 1885.

We started the walk through Tall Trees Walk. An easy walk through a mixed forest comprising towering swamp gums, the tallest flowering plant on Earth, and species typical of wet forests and cool temperate rainforests, such as dogwood, musk and myrtle. The tall swamp gums of Mt Field National Park are amongst the tallest trees in Australia.
Towards the falls, the track is framed by stunning tall tree ferns. The falls themselves are impossibly picturesque.

St Columba Falls
St Columba Falls are the tallest falls in Tasmania, a high volume multi tiered waterfall that throws itself 90m down the side of Mt Victoria. Its water cascade over granite ledges, through forests of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtles.
The spectacular St Columba Falls is situated about 30 minutes from St Helens and 12 kilometres from the township of Pyengana. Much of the falls can be viewed from the road and the 20-minute easy return walk.

We had BBQ burgers at the picnic area near the entrance into the tracks.

Pencil Pine Falls, Cradle Mountain
Pencil Pine Falls is a very attractive fall, a mere 100 metres downstream from the bridge, at the entrance to the Cradle Mountain National Park. Further down Pencil Pine Creek, is Knyvet Falls, a small fall of possibly 5 metres or less. A short stroll of about 30 minutes return, can take in both falls.

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