Lima Falls walk
Lima Falls is a delightful spot and easy to access, being only a short walk from the small car park. The main falls cascade down a steep granite face and this year there was a good flow. Below these falls, the stream gurgles and rushes down a rocky, tree-fern gully, ending up in a sandy stream-bed – gorgeous.
A small group of about 20 walkers picnicked at the bottom of the falls (it was Father’s Day, afterall!), before exploring the creek and walking through the bluegum forest back to the cars. Whilst exploring this site, you feel you could be anywhere, but the reality is a little different. The falls are squished between big blocks of pine plantations (see satellite images), many recently harvested, so it’s best to keep your gaze low and pretend. A special spot nonetheless!
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Lima Falls is in a little corner of the Strathbogie Ranges. Looking at this map, it’s lucky to have survived the native forest clearing of the 1970s and ’80s.
We set off, young and not-so-young.
Silver Wattles were in full bloom.
A large mass of exposed granite.
From the other side of the creek.
Father’s Day picnic.
Mosses and ferns have certainly enjoyed this wet winter.
Maiderhair and Necklace Ferns in this crevice.
Even some of the Blackwood Wattles along the stream were in bloom.
Below the main falls.
The stream takes the last plunge before hitting bottom …
… then gurgles on it’s way to the Broken River, some distance downstream.
Prickly Parrot-pea was in flower.
Bluegum forest along the stream above the falls.
One of our walkers contemplating Mt Albert in the distance.
Mountain Correa, with its cryptic flowers, growing along the stream.
Common Correa, rough-leaf form, was common in the forest.
Rainbow Fungus assisting with decay of fallen logs.
The Native Raspberry, often confused with its weedy cousin the blackberry.
Pink Bells – delicate flowers on the forest floor.
Native Sarsaparilla, Happy Wanderer, or even Purple Coral Pea – take your pick of these common names.
Walking along the gully back to the cars.
A closer look at the location of Lima Falls.
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