Evercreech Reserve & Mathinna Falls -18th September 2021
Winter is past, and we are almost to the equinox, so hopefully the weather will allow a pleasant and relaxed family-friendly outing to Evercreech Reserve, home of the White Knights – spectacular tall gum trees, including a BYO barbecue at the picnic area. After lunch, a short 15 minute drive brings you to Mathinna Falls, with a drop of about 80 metres. Quite a sight! These websites will give you a preview.
MATHINNA FALLS (touringtasmania.info)
Both walks are quite short – At Evercreech, the “White Knights” are only 10 minutes return (400m) but the plan is to visit the falls as well – about 30 minutes each way. Mathinna Falls is also only a few hundred metres each way. No information on whether the tracks are suitable for prams or strollers, sorry, but there are fairly level options at both places. Supervised young children should enjoy the day.
Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone your walk leader, Andrew Madden, ph. 6399 3315 to book in (If he doesn’t answer, please leave a message and he will get back to you). The departure time is 9 am from the Door of Hope Church car park, Launceston. Suggested meeting place if coming from elsewhere could be the rest area (with toilets) at Fingal at 9:45 am.
If you would like to arrange to meet the group at these places or elsewhere, please arrange with the leader, and please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of the listed time. The leader should always be notified of any other people you intend to bring along, and you should always contact the walk leader if intending to participate in a particular Boots N’ All walk.
To access this area from northern Tasmania: From Launceston, follow the Midland Highway 55km south to the junction of the Esk Main Road at Conara. Turn left and continue a further 54 km. Turn left into Mathinna Rd, and -crossing the South Esk River, continue north for approximately 18 km to the junction of Evercreech Rd. Leaving the sealed roads, follow this for 9 km to the junction of Egan’s Rd, reached after some bends and climbing on the last 2 km. Turn right into Egan’s Rd. and descend a further 1.5 km to the Evercreech Reserve.
Your leader will take you through some bush roads (approx. 15 km) between Evercreech and Mathinna Falls, which is about 9 km north of Mathinna. Heading home, it is possible to drive from Mathinna over Roses’ Tier and through Upper Blessington (about 32 km from Mathinna) and on to Launceston via St. Leonards (a further 51 km). [From Mathinna, head about 13 km west and turn left into Gunn’s Rd. About 8.5 km will bring you to a junction. Take the left exit into Rose’s Tier Rd. About 9 more km and a winding descent will bring you to Upper Blessington and the sealed road past the Ben Lomond turnoff, back to St. Leonards.] While this route is substantially shorter, there are long sections of logging road which can vary in condition. The alternative is to head east from Mathinna along Mathinna Rd, back to Fingal (about 24 km), and back along the Esk Main Road and Midland Highway to Launceston.
Your leader will advise you of any change of intended route.
Please take note of the weather forecast on the day. Spring weather can be quite changeable, so make sure you bring warm clothes and raincoat. Be aware of possible hazards such as insect bites and snakes.
Click this link for a more detailed discussion of Preparation, Food and Safety guidelines for Boots N’ All walks.
Map details and references:
For Evercreech, 1:100000 map is Forester (Tasmap 8415) and 1:25000 map is Brilliant (TasMap 5841).
For Mathinna Falls, 1:100000 map is Forester (Tasmap 8415) and 1:25000 map is Saddleback (TasMap 5641).
Short ref. n/a
Zone Easting Northing Latitude Longitude (Evercreech)
55G -41.26.244 147.59.630
Three are no peakbagger points associated with this walk. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger’s Guide (2000 revision) which can be found and downloaded (as an Excel spreadsheet) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.
Direct links: GPX for this walk … KML for this walk
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