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We mention on the West Coast cover page the drive from Hobart to Queenstown is a 3 or 4 hour drive. To break up the journey there are many short walks along the way.

 

After an hour and a half drive the town of Tarraleah is reached. The town was built for the development of the hydro electric schemes in the area. It has recently been developed into a high quality tourist resort.

 

The town is a kilometre off the main Lyell Highway and rejoins the highway where the road descends into the Tarraleah gorge.

 

The road in from the south follows pipelines to a point where there is a platform which provides a view down the penstock to the power station below. On the opposite side of the pipeline the track to Tarraleah Falls commences - just over the bridge and straight ahead.

 

The walk was officially closed after a severe bushfire swept through the area. After 2 years the forest has regenerated restoring the walk to almost it's original state.

 

The track still has many small trees crossing the track making the walk a little difficult. More inconvenient. The fallen trees are possibly a result of the storms of March 2011 which have felled the weaker trees. A superb waterfall awaits those who take the walk. About 45 minutes one way.

 

added July 2011

 

 
 

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