Four Falls Tour – Our Tas 4×4 Four Falls Tour is a Full Day (9 Hours) Tour. Our Four Falls Tour is a long day: leaving early we head to Mathinna Falls via Dilgers Hill Road. Mathinna Falls are in the north east of Tasmania inland from St Helens and north of St Mary’s in the Upper Esk Valley.
The falls are four tiered and cascade over a drop of 80 metres; they are spectacular especially after rain. Although it is a 30-minute walk you will hear the falls long before you reach them.
Leaving Mathinna Falls we head to Evercreech White Gum Reserve where we walk to the Big Tree. This is considered an easy 10 minute return (400m) or 20 minute circuit walk (1km circuit) walk. On this walk we find magnificent white gums that are amongst the tallest trees of their type in Australia. Interpretation signs tell visitors the story of these majestic trees. There is an excellent reserve for a family picnic gathering and this is where we have smoko.
After smoko we travel to Ralph Falls via Mathinna Plains Road and Ringarooma. Ringarooma is a small town in North-eastern Tasmania with a population of around 340. Farming commenced here the 1860s and the town itself was founded in 1882. It was initially known as Krushka Town and renamed Ringarooma in November 1888. The Ringarooma Post Office opened in 1874.
Arriving at Ralph Falls and an easy walk we find a one-drop waterfall of over 90 metres in height. The first part our walk is through rainforest and is part of a loop walk. This walk has purpose built lookouts overlooking the falls and Cash’s Gorge. It’s now time to take a lunch break before travelling on to St Columbia Falls via West Pyengana. After walking through a cool and shady rainforest we come to a viewing platform at the base of these stunning falls. St Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s highest multi-tiered waterfalls and is truly spectacular!
The walk to the falls is rated as a Grade 2 Walk. It has a moderate uphill walk to return from the falls, for this some fitness is required. However for those unable or unwilling to make the walk, the falls can be viewed from the car park.
On our return to St Helens we travel through Pyengana and stop at Halls Falls. A short walk takes us the first waterfall pool however for those who are adventurous there is a longer walk on a well-marked path taking 1 hour. These falls drop from a man made weir cascading into a number of pools at various levels.
Tour Summary: St Helens, Mathinna Falls via Dilgers Hill Road, Evercreech White Gum Reserve, Ralph Falls via Mathinna Plains Road, Ringarooma, Ralph Falls, Cash’s Gorge, St Columbia Falls, West Pyengana, Pyengana returning to St Helens.
Four Falls Tour