Friday, 13 June 2014

What's at the Water Works Reserve, Hobart?

First constructed in the 1860s, the Waterworks reservoirs capture the flow of creeks and rivers rising on the higher slopes of Mt Wellington.  Flowing via a network of stone and timber troughs and channels, the gathered waters arrived at the Receiving House, where today, an informative display explains the curious history of this important and historic site

A popular spot for water birds


We were here to hunt fungi but the moss and lichen were luscious as well.

One of the old stone channels used to direct water.

The foothills of Mt Wellington is a haven for rain forest plants.

It was raining while we were there.

We must go back and explore further.

1 comment:

  1. That's an interesting little hole/doorway to a nest or hideaway in the moss. Gorgeous captures of the dripping ferns. They certainly built things solidly back then... probably a silly comment I guess, but structures of the 1800s always seem to have a style yet strength to them.
    Great to find another 'must visit' spot in your travels Deb. Cheers now :D)

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