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Between the rich farming country on the coast and the heights of the Central Plateau Conservation Area lie areas of State forest nestled under the Great Western Tiers. 

If fast flowing rivers and waterfalls, or peaceful meandering streams and temperate rainforest or wet eucalypt forests is what you seek, then these forests are for you.


Arm River Education Reserve


To get to Arm River you turn off the Bass Highway at Deloraine and follow Mole Creek Main Road through Red Hills, Chudleigh, Mole Creek and Mayberry before it changes to Mersey Forest Road. Once on Mersey Forest Road, just follow the signs which point you down to the Arm River Education Reserve along Maggs Road.

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Brushy Lagoon

Brushy Lagoon is in Northern Tassie, and if you head out through Exeter and Frankford you should find it no worries. From memory there is a sign indicating where in Frankford you turn off, if not the road is called Priestleys Lane. Follow this road until you see the turnoff sign, it is opposite a big green and white house on the left hand side. You are now in Reedy State Forest.

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Liffey Forest Reserve

Liffey Forest Reserve is located just south of Deloraine in Tasmania’s North West. There is plenty of signage, so getting there is quite simple, the roads are mostly sealed, with only a short stretch of gravel to get down to the car park. Take care however, as the road to the car park is quite narrow and windy in spots.

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Meander Forest Reserve

Under the backdrop of the Great Western Tiers, past the village of Meander lies the headwaters of the Meander River.

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Mersey White Water Forest Reserve

You won’t believe this, but the road to Mersey White Water Forest Reserve (FR) is all sealed!

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Quamby Bluff Track

Quamby Bluff stands out as a prominent feature along the tiers when travelling along the Bass or Lakes Highways.

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Stoodley Forest

Located on the Railton-Sheffield road this site provides something different from the eucalypt dominated forests.

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Warrawee Forest Reserve

Located close to Latrobe on the Mersey River, this idyllic reserve boasts disabled fishing lakes as well as river fishing for trout.

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Winter Brook Falls Track

Located at the northern end of the Black Bluff Range, south of Nietta and resonably close to the Leven Canyon, this is more a days outing for the fit and agile.

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