Evercreech Falls

Fingal Valley / Upper Esk, Tasmania, Australia

About Evercreech Falls


Hiking Distance: 1km loop (to falls); 400m round trip (to White Knights)
Suggested Time: 45 minutes (to falls); 20 minutes (to White Knights)

Date first visited: 2006-11-24
Date last visited: 2006-11-24

Waterfall Latitude: -41.39299
Waterfall Longitude: 147.96866

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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).

Evercreech_Falls_027_11232006 - Evercreech Falls
Evercreech Falls

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!

Hiking to loop track to Evercreech Falls

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.

Evercreech_Falls_015_jx_11232006 - We noticed interesting bulbs on many of the trees along the Evercreech Falls Loop
We noticed interesting bulbs on many of the trees along the Evercreech Falls Loop

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.

The White Knights

Prior to doing the longer loop walk, we also took the other walk to the White Knights.

Evercreech_Falls_005_11232006 - Looking up at one of the majestic White Knights
Looking up at one of the majestic 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.

Evercreech_Falls_020_11232006 - Our first look at Evercreech Falls
Our first look at Evercreech Falls

It was a great way to cap off a very long day of touring Tasmania’s East and North East regions.

Authorities

Evercreech Falls resided in the Evercreech Forest Reserve near St Marys, Tasmania. It is administered by the Break O’Day Council. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or Facebook page.

Evercreech_Falls_003_11232006 - Julie towered over by gum trees
Evercreech_Falls_007_11232006 - Julie taking a closer look at one of the White Knight Gum Trees
Evercreech_Falls_010_11232006 - Continuing on the short walk for the White Knights
Evercreech_Falls_017_11232006 - Starting the loop walk for the Evercreech Falls
Evercreech_Falls_018_11232006 - Julie negotiating a fairly tricky fallen tree obstacle
Evercreech_Falls_033_11232006 - Julie checking out Evercreech Falls
Evercreech_Falls_034_11232006 - Julie going across a wide stream with boulders and a rope for balance
Evercreech_Falls_036_11232006 - Approaching an interestingly-shaped bulb tree as we were finishing off the loop walk
Evercreech_Falls_037_11232006 - Trees were everywhere as we were in the home stretch of our loop hike through Evercreech Falls
Evercreech_Falls_017_jx_11232006 - Finally making it back to the car park and picnic area

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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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evercreech falls May 23, 2013 11:37 am by Zoe - when i went to evercreech falls it was the most amazing experience i have ever had. seeing the tallest white gum tree in the world at only the age of 10, it was quite extraordinary to see something like that. the history to these trees is quite good how des howe had saved these special… ...Read More

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