Lower Liffey Reserve Camping Area

Waypoint: -41.67846 , 146.78330 GPS: -41.68276 , 146.78209
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Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansNo Long RigsTent SiteNo PetsWalkingPhoto Opportunity
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Gulf Road
Liffey TAS 7301
Tel: (03) 6336 5391
 

Driving Directions

The Gulf Road Picnic Area at the lower end of the reserve can be accessed via either the Bracknell Rd (C511) or Bishopbourne Rd (C513) from Carrick.

Follow the directional signs to the township Liffey and continue on the Liffey Rd (C513), which continues beyond Liffey as Gulf Road at waypoint to the reserve (signposted).

Water collected on the Great Western Tiers washes into the Liffey River. As it rushes downslope it erodes away the softer mudstone sediments exposing sandstone steps. These give rise to a series of waterfalls culminating in Liffey Falls.
The exposed sandstone was laid down over 250 million years ago when this region lay further south, covered by sea and ice. As icebergs melted, rocks were freed and plunged as 'dropstones' into the marine sediments below.

These embedded dropstones, which are paler, roundish and flattened in shape, can be seen in the river along the track to Liffey Falls. Made of quartzite, these dropstones may have come from as far away as Cradle Mountain.

Also embedded in the rocks exposed by the erosive force of the Liffey River are tiny marine fossils.
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