Dec
05
2012

Hooroo’s Tassie ‘Secret Spots’ – vote now

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Hooroo, the new online accommodation brand from the Qantas Group, recently invited Australians to share their favourite ‘in the know’ travel experiences and destinations with the search uncovering hundreds of hidden gems from across the country – ranging from spectacular waterfalls, hidden beaches and freshwater lagoons to unusual rock formations, off the beaten track accommodation and hidden milk bars.

An expert judging panel consisting of well-respected travel and lifestyle influencers selected the top 40 ‘Secret Spots’ and Tasmania has been awarded 4 Spots in the Top 40!

In no particular order they are –

Ross River Bridge, One of Tasmania’s historic bridges built during the convict era.

Secret Falls, in Hobart. This surprisingly beautiful little waterfall is a small walk up past Cascades and the Female Factory on the lower slopes of Mt Wellington.

Bay of Fires, on Tasmania’s East Coast is one of Tasmania’s best known spots. Along with Wineglass Bay it is rated as one of the best beaches in the world.

Donaldson River, in the Tarkine Forest in Northwest Tasmania.

To get involved and show your support for your favourite Tasmanian ‘Secret Spot’ by voting, simply head to http://hooroosecretspots.com. Voting is now open and closes at 5pm (AEDST) on 17 December 2012.

Donaldson River, The Tarkine, NorthWest Tasmania

Hobart's enchanting Secret Falls

Historic Ross River Bridge

Bay of Fires on Tasmania's East Coast

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Comments

  • admin says:

    Sorry you have had difficulty in locating these special little falls – that’s indeed why they are secret.
    You were in the right area… almost. To find them you need to head up to the Myrtle Gully Track which is found at the end of the road that goes behind Cascade Brewery. Its a very narrow road and has a small car park at the end. Head up up there. Then head up the Myrtle Gully Track. I think it is the middle track from memory and is signed. The secret falls are only about 5 minutes up the track.
    If you reach the foot bridge at the bigger falls (Myrtle Gully Falls) then you have gone too far.
    There is a small track that leads left off the track down to the creek. If you stop you can hear the trickle of the secret falls. This little track heads down and up stream from the official track. You should find the falls there.

  • Andrew says:

    We have spent the whole day searching for secret falls with no success. We followed instructions re just past the brewery but it is all fenced off and saying no public access.Does getting to them involve some minor trespassing?

  • admin says:

    Hi Alan
    Thanks for your bring-up of Secret Falls. They do exist – they are literally one of the hidden ‘secrets’ on the Rivulet Walk. The name is one which has been given to the falls by the Tasmanian Waterfall photographing and walking community. They are on the track immediately after the Cascade Brewery tucked into a ‘hidden’ gully on the slopes of Mt Wellington. It is off the track about 60 metres, but easily accessible.
    They have been photographed and spoken of by many of our associates in-the-know.
    Another great shot is by well known photographer Nick Monk (TasPolice) http://www.landscapephotographeronline.com/photo/secret-falls-hobart-tasmania
    Cam Blake did a ’52 Waterfalls in 52 Weeks’ project for Olympus early in 2012, which is where he first featured ‘Secret Falls’ http://www.leverett.com.au/52-waterfalls/52
    Jim Lovell called by and took a great shot which he used as his feature photo for a Tassie Bushfire appeal just 2 weeks ago.
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/jejl/works/9561390-secret-falls?c=45070-landscapes&frame_color=black&frame_style=box20&matte_color=off_white&p=framed-print&size=small
    In a sense because it is tiny and so perfect, it has become our favourite Hobart hidden ‘secrets’ …

  • Alan leitch says:

    The photo above of Secret Falls near the Cascade Brewery is a bit of concern. There are no waterfalls on the Hobart Rivulet. Could this actually be Snug Falls. According to the staff at the Cascade Brewery Visitor Centre, they have never herad of Secret Falls. Please reply.

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