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WESTMORELAND FALLS - MOLE CREEK

The Great Western Tiers

NOTE: The Westmoreland Falls track was washed away after 30cm of rain fell on the slopes of The Great Western Tiers in a few hours on 14th January 2011.

 

THE TRACK HAS NOW BEEN REOPENED

28.2.2013

 

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/tas/content/2011/01/s3120414.htm

 

Our search for West Moreland Falls started at Mole Creek where you can find a huge map depicting the attractions of the Great Western Tiers. The sign is permanent and most helpful as it clearly indicates any destination you may choose plus times and grades of walks. See image below!

 

The start of the track can be found towards the end of Wet Cave Road.  Follow Caveside Road from near the information centre at Mole Creek for a few kilometres to a T junction.  Wet Cave Road heads off to the right and is unsealed.  The Wet Cave reserve is soon reached straight ahead.  Take the left turn at the Wet Caves reserve entrance and continue past the last farm on the right avoiding the right turn to the farm.  A small car park is on the right another few hundred metres further on up a slight rise next to a "Karst Conservation Area" sign where the track starts.  The track is not signposted.  The track follows the back fence of the farm for the first kilometre or so then turns left and follows the creek upstream.

 

Westmoreland Falls track is currently under track maintenance.  The track is most amazing with forests of silver barked dogwood rising out of  an area of sinkholes near the start of the walk then on to the tallest of ferns and trees reaching skyward from the depths of a most exquisite rainforest. The track then follows the stream most of the way and crossing it in a number of places.  It is a true gem of a walk.  Upon discovering a number of very pretty cascades one would have thought that we had reached our destination but we continued on a little further  before it was apparent that we had found Westmoreland Falls.

 

The area might better be named "The Westmoreland Cascades". There are several smaller cascades in and around the falls.  A superb grotto of small streams, falls and pristine forest.

 

One hour each way on a very well marked track.  There are three creek crossings across fairly slippery logs needing a considerable amount of dexterity.  Otherwise the track is quite easy.

 

Guide to The Great Western Tiers at Mole Creek

more at http://www.molecreek.info/

 

Westmoreland Falls

 

 

Cascades below Westmoreland Falls

   
 

Cascade near Westmoreland Falls

Westmoreland Falls