We drove to the house we are staying in at Launceston and began exploring.
The first waterfall dad drove to was Liffey falls. After an interesting drive up at the side of the mountain on a rough road, we stopped at a lovely Gazebo to eat our lunch. I ate some cheese and pickle sandwiches and they were very tasty. While we were eating, I also saw a majestic Blue Wren. It was black with bright blue rings around it. Mum dad my sister and I threw some bread crumbs for the wren and it was very happy about it.
We then turned our attention towards the falls. Walking down the hill was lots of fun and there was all different types of fungus. When mum wasn’t looking, me and dad felt the fungus. It was very weird and smooth. Then we came to what looked like a magical path. The floor was nice and dry (everywhere else it was muddy) and you could see a roof of ferns on top of you. To top it all off, none of the plants were dying and there were no leaves on the floor. I would definitely recommend taking the 40 minute path.
On the way down, there were 3 separate lookouts. At every lookout I tried to throw a stick off the waterfall, but it always got stuck in the rocks or sank. I used my brain and wrapped the stick in bark and then threw it into rapids and it went over the water fall. There was also a waterfall that had a jet of water speeding out of it up into the air then landed in the stream below. It looked great.
Eventually we found a path to the stream below. I tried skimming stones and I actually skimmed some. It might not sound like a big deal but the last time I skimmed a stone was two years ago. While I was throwing stones I picked up a fossilized shell and I was very excited. I also drank some water out of the stream. It was beautiful but a shame we left the drink bottles in the car. On the way back up the hill, I stepped in 6 centimetre mud and slipped over and my hands barely stopped me from falling in the mud.
The next day we set out for Lilydale Falls. These were just as good as the first ones. We walked across a lovely bridge. As we were walking along, we found that a tree had fallen in front of this skinny path and we had to jump over it. Mum did not like that at all but dad did! We found a path to the stream and I had a crazy idea to climb into a cavern in the waterfall and collect water. It was too slippery for me so dad filled my bottle up with this beautiful water. It had turned a slight shade of green but it was safe because if it wasn’t I would not be writing this!
Climbing up was not easy but the view was definitely worth it!