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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.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.