We need a helicopter so we can fly all around Tasmania, bringing you news from far-flung reaches of the state. Not that anywhere is too far from Hobart, given enough time to travel. While we’re waiting for the rotors to start spinning though, we thank Benita Bell for sharing her photos from another northern gem… O’Neill’s Creek. It looks like a splendid place to walk.
Mt Roland, Gowrie Park: O’Neill’s Creek
photos by Benita Bell
At the O’Neill’s Creek site, visitors will find a grey box at either end of the trail with pamphlets detailing a self-guided walk. Take a brochure, then return to the box at the opposite end when finished, ready for the next walker to grab. There are numbers marked along the walk, noting various trees, logging evidence, etc.
Benita has even more photos from O’Neill’s Creek camping spot and nature reserve, so if you’d like to know more, give her a call. See below for contact details. The Kentish Visitor Information Centre includes this description on their website…
O’Neill’s Creek Nature Trail is an easy 15 minute walk (approximately 700 metres to O’Neill’s Road) and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. You can access the trail from the C136 at the O’Neill’s Creek Picnic Reserve. Spectacular Mt Roland forms the backdrop to the Mt Roland Regional Reserve east of O’Neill’s Creek Picnic Reserve. You will find White Gum eucalypts, Blackwood trees, Browntop Stringybarks, Myrtle trees, Sassafras trees, tree ferns and Dogwood trees.
Carol Haberle included some additional details in an article we published back in July 2013, about walking Mt Roland from Gowrie Park Village. Intending visitors may also find that information useful.
Benita Bell lives in Railton and owns Daydream Photography. For more information about Benita’s work, visit Daydream Photography online or follow Daydream Photography via Facebook. Alternatively, you can phone 0497 655 034 and speak with Benita personally.