East Coast Wilderness/Blue Lake
Travelling via The Sideling and Scottsdale, we arrive at Legerwood where the tree carvers have created an amazing tribute to the WW1 soldiers of Dorset. We then travel through the pretty farming area of Ringarooma, then we travel off road a little way, via Mount Victoria Road to Ralph Falls, take the enchanted walk to the Falls. Continuing our journey to Pyengana cheese factory, we take a short break for lunch and enjoy the Tasmanian Gourmet Platter, which showcases Cheeses and local produce. After lunch we venture to the Anchor Stampers, and brush up on the Tin mining history of the area and see the remains of the stampers from the Anchor Tin mine. Continuing our journey we stop for a walk to the Big Trees, see the giant Ash Trees, which are nearly 60m tall. We head north towards Weldborough, where we head into the Forestry Reserve and take a short break to visit Mt Paris Dam before heading to The Little Blue Lake, travelling through small country towns, many of which used to be flourishing towns in the boom of the mining era. The Little Blue Lake, so named due to the extraordinary blue colouring of the water. We retrace our steps back to the highway and travel through Derby, where you will find the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Branxholm, Scottsdale and eventually arriving back in Launceston. Tour duration: 11 hours approx. Pick up and return to your accommodation (Launceston CBD area).