Explorer Isaac Crebert gets sidetracked on his way to a sunset shoot at Binalong Bay at the southern end of the Bay of Fires in Tasmania. Find out which spots were worth the detour.


  • Waterfalls
  • Good food
  • Great winding roads
  • Swimming under waterfalls!

Binalong Bay Detours

So you plan to visit Tasmania soon? I am sure that the Bay of Fires is on the cards right?

Well did you know that just inland from Tasmania’s famously scenic East Coast is a region filled with hidden beauty that you won’t have to share with every man and his dog, let’s face it that is the reason you came to Tassie isn’t it?

A lazy late morning departure from Launceston off to Binalong Bay for a sunset shoot, I had almost a whole day to fill along the way.


North East Detours // Bay of Fires (TAS)Binalong Bay ISAAC CREBERT Tasmania waterfalls

Harridge Falls, St Columba Falls & Halls Falls

First on the list was Harridge Falls, with no official trail you have to follow pink tags hung from the dense forest. Although you could just follow the sound of the pounding waters below, truly a hidden gem with no signage so you’re not likely to run into anyone!


North East Detours // Bay of Fires (TAS)St Comlumba ISAAC CREBERT Tasmania waterfalls


Next was the well know St Columba falls just off the highway, this is certainly one of the most impressive waterfalls in the North of the state.

Just 20mins later I was pulling into the car park for Halls Falls, a cruisey 20 mins walk gets you to the base of the falls, with heaps of side adventures like rock pools and an old weir built by tin miners back in the 1800’s.


North East Detours // Bay of Fires (TAS)Weld River ISAAC CREBERT Tasmania waterfalls


By now the sun is starting to drop away quickly so back to the van and drive like a maniac to Binalong Bay for that sunset shoot I had planned on in the morning.

Essential Gear

  • Hiking boots
  • Camera (must have)
  • Road trip tunes
  • GPS or Map to locate Harridge Falls

How To Get There

3hrs East from Launceston along the A3 Tasman Hwy


  • Swimming in summer
  • Trying Tasmanian produce at Pyenganna Cheese Factory
  • Chasing waterfalls
  • Road tripping

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