Robbies Falls are located on the gorgeous Falls Rivulet, which points out of Lake Skinner, nestling below Mt Snowy South (an Abel). From the lake, the picturesque rivulet tumbles down over cliffs and skirts obstacles till it loses its identification because it merges with the Little Denison River additional east.
As a result of the closest entry is McDougalls Rd, we early guests referred to as it McDougalls Falls, however had been later knowledgeable that one other particular person (“Robbie”) had found it, and used to frequent it, and it was identified by his associates as Robbies Falls.
Visiting it now (versus when “Robbie” visited, yesteryear), there’s a daunting palisade of slicing grass that has opportunistically used the accessible mild following logging. It mounts a mighty defence to push back guests. A special Rob, who had labored out it ought to be there, plus Caedence and I, bashed by this dreadful stuff for a very long time, after which gave up. I vowed I’d by no means return. Rob was extra persistent, nevertheless, and went again utilizing a greater – in his phrases, smarter – route, and he and two different associates received there. I couldn’t go that weekend, however as soon as I noticed the pictures, I had horrible FOMO. (Do I confess, envy?) Grr. Why had I not cancelled different obligations and gone too?
This weekend, Adrian mentioned he’d present me the brand new route, so I received to complete the unfinished enterprise. Utilizing Rob’s improved route, it was fairly straightforward. Warning: it’s nonetheless very potential to get enmeshed in slicing grass if you’re not cautious! Customary contour maps don’t inform you the place the slicing grass lies, so that you want greater than only a conventional map.
Pictured above are Decrease Robbie Falls, which aren’t as excessive as the primary falls, however, for my part, are extra photogenic.
The opposite – additionally magnificent – waterfall that additionally lies on this rivulet, though greater up, and accessed from the northern facet somewhat than the southern, is Compton Falls, which have their very own weblog. If you’re a reliable and skilled bushwalker, then each falls are a complete delight.
Additional directional data: Falls Rivulet lies below the Snowy Vary, west of Judbury (which, in flip, is west of Huonville). when exiting Judbury, take the Lonnavale Rd, then Denison Rd, and eventually, McDougalls Rd. From it, you head north to the falls.