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The Bluff River Gorge is situated about an hour northeast of Hobart in the Swansea State Forest. This is a short scenic walk along one side of the gorge. Although the track is a little overgrown in some places, it is relatively easy to follow for those with some bushwalking experience. This is one of a series of 3 caches placed to highlight different features of the gorge.
The narrow Bluff River Gorge is up to 80m deep and is notable for its steep sides and spectacular sandstone cliffs and caves. The winding river twists through the gorge forming many pools and runs.
To get to the start of the walk you must first travel to Buckland, then turn off to the north onto the Buckland Road and travel for approximately 11km. There is a clear boundary between private property (open paddocks) and the state forest, which crosses the road in an obvious straight line, where the parking coordinates are located.
The track starts parallel with the fence line, and after a short distance you reach a small clearing where there is a fork in the track and a big tree with an arrow on it. The easier but slightly longer route is to take the right fork (in the direction of the arrow). This eventually leads to another small clearing where the gorge walk proper starts (see photo). You will need to leave the fire trail at this point and the trail to the gorge is narrow but defined. Head downhill to another not so obvious fork where the track to the cache continues along the gorge somewhat sneakily behind a tree ! (see photo). At this fork you don't need to go downhill and once around the tree the track is more obvious all the way to the cache.
- S1 Fork 1 Go right here !
- S2 Start of the Gorge WalkFollow the tape into the scrub - there is a track there !
- S3 Fork 2Go left/straight behind that tree !
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum