Fairy Falls & Featherstone Cascades
Thursday 25 August 2022
This was a walk to see a couple of rarely visited waterfalls on the lower slopes of the mountain. The first one being Fairy Falls, an unofficial name, which is reached from a pad branching off the Lower Sawmill Track. It is quite reasonable going, initially uphill for about half the distance before contouring to the waterfall. Quite a nice little fall.
The next one is Featherstone Cascades which is on a track that starts from the Betts Vale Track soon after O’Gradys Falls. Evidently it was a quite popular destination in the early days of Hobart with a substantial zigzag track, parts of which are still visible. Most of the way was distinct although a couple of times we had to negotiate fallen trees.
The remainder of the walk was up Betts Vale Track and down Lower Sawmill to the cars at Strickland Avenue
|Note the old track zig zagging up beside Featherstone Cascades