St Columba Falls State Reserve is located in Tasmania’s north east region. The cascading waters of St Columba Falls, one of Tasmania’s highest, plunge 90 metres (almost 300 feet) from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. You will find the falls off the Northeast Trail (A3) beyond Pyengana, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) from the coast. The catchment area of over 4,000 hectares (9880 acres) guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite. You can see the St Columba Falls from the car park and a short walking track makes access easy through a forest of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle trees to a viewing platform.
Just off the approach road to the falls, on the northern side of the bridge, you can see the intake pipes of a disused water race. It marks the starting point of a 45-kilometre (28 mile) channel, constructed in the early 1930s to supply water for tin mining near St Helens. As an alternative route to Ringarooma, continue on the C428, passing by Mt Victoria Forest Reserve and Ralphs Falls.