Water Race

West Coast Tasmania

Steep fire road to start of walk rewards you with a level stroll through the Forrest alongside an old mine water-race, crossing a few rivulets there are side tracks Or old timber bridges for the brave. The last 200m involves some sketchy bush bashing but terminates in an old concrete dam and swimming hole

Bird Watching
4WD Required
Scrambling or Climbing
Dogs Permitted
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive to the mountain Heights high school and park out back behind the bus sheds


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Route/Trail notes

Parking behind the bus shed there's a steep fire road 4wd accessible up the hill to the start of the trail, or walk it. At the Y junction take a left to get to the old reservoir, then bear right to get onto the water race walk. Walk meanders along next to the old race, crossing small creeks you can walk the old water-bridges. Track gets fairly rough at the end but it's worth bush bashing through to get to the old dam and a beautiful swimming hole 


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