Liffey Falls

Perhaps the coolest thing about Tasmania (in my humble opinion) is how bloody easy it is to get out and about… Even if you live slap-bang in the middle of Launceston or Hobart, drive for a half hour in any direction and you’re bound to come across some hidden little corner begging to be explored. The problem is that when you live and work in these places you’re inclined to forget or ignore the more obvious ones…

Liffey Falls is perhaps an hour from Launceston, a group of beautifully terraced cascades, waterfalls and small gorges situated on the Liffey River as it creeps out from under the Great Western Tiers. It’s very easily accessible with tracks and viewing platforms well maintained by Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife. For some inexplicable reason I haven’t been there for about 20 years…

Shot with an EM5, m.ZD 12mm, Nokton 25mm and m.ZD 45mm.

Fern detail

Big gum-topped stringybarks (Eucalyptus delegatensis)

Tree-fern starburst

Tree-fern (Dicksonia antarctica) over the Liffey River

Giant bracket-fungus

Upper cascade

Water-spout above the main falls

More tree-ferns

Liffey Falls at very low water

Gorge above the main falls


Epic swimming hole!

Ancient myrtle beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii) below the falls

Out towards the Great Western Tiers


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