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Grade: T3 - You will experience marked but often-indistinct tracks, in very remote and wild areas. These challenging walks need a high level of fitness and some hiking experience.

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An Exciting Walk in a Spectacularly Weathered and Deep Sandstone Gorge

The Bluff River Gorge is just an hour north of Hobart in the Swansea State Forest near the small settlement of Buckland on the road to the east coast.

The narrow gorge, about 80m deep, is characterised by its steep sides and spectacular sandstone cliffs and caves, with the river forming peaceful limpid pools far below. The walk is generally along a narrow track, just below the gorge rim, and we encounter many severely eroded cliffs Bluff River Gorge Walking Tourformations along our route, as well as prominent bluffs from which to view the narrow gorge face on the other side of the river. The steep lower sides of the gorge are clothed in an under-story of ferns, mosses and lichens, set among a variety of eucalypt species endemic to the region, while higher the forest opens up to a typical dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest, with trees and plants clinging precariously to the gorge sides.

This is a supremely peaceful place, and provides an interesting contrast to the nearby rural setting of Buckland. We lunch along the track, choosing either a sandy “beach” under the shelter of one of the caves or one of the lookoutbluffs as our lunch spot, before retracing our steps for our return journey to Hobart.

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