Evercreech Falls

Evercreech Forest Reserve / Break O'Day / Fingal Valley / near St Helens, Tasmania, Australia

Rating: 1     Difficulty: 2
Evercreech Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Evercreech Falls was really our waterfalling excuse to see the impressive White Knights, which were said to be the tallest white gum trees in the world. Julie and I were able to combine a visit to this diminutive 5-7m falls with another short walk to the giant trees, and both tracks started from the same picnic and car park area (see directions below). Going into this visit, we didn't even know about the White Knights, but after coming here, we came to realize that the waterfall really was a side attraction to the impressive trees of the Evercreech Forest Reserve themselves. That said, if it wasn't for the falls, we might not have seen the big trees at all! And it further affirmed our belief that waterfall-themed travel was the best way to go globetrotting for it yielded unexpected surprises like this one!

The walk to Evercreech Falls involved doing a loop track. Both ends of the track branched off in separate directions from the car park, and we walked in a clockwise direction. Although the walk was mostly easy, we did have to scramble around a big tree that had fallen right onto the track. But other than that, it took us about 60 minutes to finish the loop. The Evercreech Rivulet was the main watercourse that the trail passed by, but the falls was on a tributary feeding it. Thus, the waterfall's volume was quite small compared to the more substantial Evercreech Rivulet.

Prior to doing the longer loop walk, we also took the other walk to the White Knights. It only required us to walk about 5 minutes out-and-back to see the White Knights from below. However, we also extended the walk slightly towards some more lookout platforms that were more elevated. We could have continued the walk into a much longer loop that would have taken us 20-30 minutes, but it was getting late in the day for us so we were content to just be around the main highlights of this walk.

Overall, Julie and I spent about 1 hour 15 minutes away from the car. This encompassed both the White Knights visit as well as the longer waterfall loop track. It was a great way to cap off a very long day of touring Tasmania's East and North East regions.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Looking high up at one of the towering White Knight Gum Trees, which were like the main draw of the reserve. Evercreech Falls was merely a side attraction to theseLooking high up at one of the towering White Knight Gum Trees, which were like the main draw of the reserve. Evercreech Falls was merely a side attraction to these
It was a very long drive from Hobart to Fingal, then ultimately to St Helens, but we managed to experience the East Coast of Tassie along the way as shown in this photoIt was a very long drive from Hobart to Fingal, then ultimately to St Helens, but we managed to experience the East Coast of Tassie along the way as shown in this photo
On the drive up to Fingal from Hobart up the east coast of Tassie, we also made a stop at the blowhole at Bicheno though it wasn't spouting vigorously given the calm ocean conditionsOn the drive up to Fingal from Hobart up the east coast of Tassie, we also made a stop at the blowhole at Bicheno though it wasn't spouting vigorously given the calm ocean conditions
After Evercreech Falls, we ended the long driving day at the very pretty bayside town of St HelensAfter Evercreech Falls, we ended the long driving day at the very pretty bayside town of St Helens
Julie towered over by gum treesJulie towered over by gum trees

Julie taking a closer look at one of the White Knight Gum TreesJulie taking a closer look at one of the White Knight Gum Trees

Continuing on the short walk for the White KnightsContinuing on the short walk for the White Knights

Starting the loop walk for the Evercreech FallsStarting the loop walk for the Evercreech Falls

Julie negotiating a fairly tricky fallen tree obstacleJulie negotiating a fairly tricky fallen tree obstacle

Julie checking out Evercreech FallsJulie checking out Evercreech Falls

Julie going across a wide stream with boulders and a rope for balanceJulie going across a wide stream with boulders and a rope for balance

Approaching an interestingly-shaped bulb tree as we were finishing off the loop walkApproaching an interestingly-shaped bulb tree as we were finishing off the loop walk

Taking a closer look at the bulb part of the bulbous treeTaking a closer look at the bulb part of the bulbous tree

Trees were everywhere as we were in the home stretch of our loop hike through Evercreech FallsTrees were everywhere as we were in the home stretch of our loop hike through the falls

Finally making it back to the car park and picnic areaFinally making it back to the car park and picnic area


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We'll pick up the driving directions from the Mathinna Rd (B43) turnoff from the Ersk Highway (A4) at the town of Mathinna. To get to Mathinna, follow the directions given on the Mathinna Falls page. Mathinna was 79km (90 minutes drive) east of Launceston and 86km (over an hour drive) northwest of Bicheno.

Once on the Mathinna Rd, take it for about 20km north until you reach a fork. Turn right at this fork and follow this unsealed road to the car park and picnic area.

I believe there were other access roads to get to the Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve from Fingal or Ringarooma, but we didn't really do them so I won't say any more about those.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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