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Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

St Columba Falls State Reserve

Introduction

St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha), where the cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. The catchment area of over 4 000 ha guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite cliff face.

The falls can be viewed from the carpark and a short walking track provides easy access, through a forest of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle, to a viewing platform.

The intake bridge of a disused water race is located just off the approach road to the falls. It marks the starting point of a 45 km channel, constructed in the early 1930s to supply water for tin mining near St Helens. The intake pipes can still be seen on the northern side of the bridge.