Headed back to the Castra
Rivulet to complete the circuit walk which passes by 3 waterfalls along
the way. We first visited this area ten years ago. At the time the track
was very overgrown and impassable. We only managed to get to Silver
Falls which are only about 10 minutes walk from the car park. The track
commences a few kilometres down Gaunts Road which is found on the way to
Leven Canyon from Ulverstone. The track has been cleared by a group of
volunteer locals for whom we are very thankful. A very pretty loop walk.
Be warned, the track is quite steep when venturing down side tracks to
two the falls. The loop track finishes about 200 metres further
down Gaunts Road.
Step Falls. These
falls are only a 15 minute walk from the end of the walk described
above. An easy walk.
The lower part of Castra
Falls. 30 minutes walk below Step Falls. A steep climb down from the
Silver Falls above is only
a few minutes from the start of the walk. A fairly steep drop to
the bottom of the falls. I took another hour to walk to Castra Falls.
Mostly a fairly easy circuit walk with fairly difficult steep sections.
Note the official maps show Silver Falls and Castra Falls the other way
around. A sign nearby indicates the falls above as Silver Falls. A
superb rainforest walk.
Road continues on for a few more kilometres and emerges from the forest
to beautiful farm land.