Montezuma Falls

Trip Start Jun 11, 2011
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Trip End Jun 25, 2011


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Baillieu St

Flag of Australia  , Tasmania,
Monday, June 20, 2011

Rosebery has the highest rainfall in the state at Mt Read (120" per year).
the highest waterfall- Montezuma Falls (105m)
the highest postcode (7470)
the steepest golf course (but not many dry days to try it out)
the highest mountain (Mt Black) in the southern hemisphere with trees at its summit.
I have to add that petrol prices must be getting close too.

Having said all that it is a nice little mining town. which recently celebrated 75 years continuous mining at the Rosebery mine, originally gold & zinc. Although the original ore body was found by Tom Macdonald in 1896 it did not become viable to mine it until 1936. It is currently run and owned by MMG (Minerals and Metals Group Ltd) .  The mine currently produces zinc,lead,copper,silver and gold.
The walk to Montezuma Falls goes over an old tram track so is quite flat and relatively easy, although long.  It takes about 3 hours return.  I went with a delightful local lass, Chelsea, who regaled me with lots of stories along the way. We were lucky enough to get a glimpse (and photo) of  a Bassian (White's) Thrush along the track, and a very cheeky Dusky Robin at the falls. H & I had been here 12 years ago and the swinging bridge was not in existence then.  Also there is now a 4WD track almost the whole way, but it is currently very muddy and not really suitable for the Subaru Forrester that we are driving here.


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