Branxholm is a small timber, hop growing and agricultural town,
which was a bustling mining town a century ago. Mt Horror, surrounded
by extensive pine and gum plantations, has excellent scenic views;
there are some top fishing spots along the banks of the Ringarooma
River. Of historical interest is the disused Mt Paris Dam which has
been emptied and left abandoned in the bush.
The small town of Legerwood near Ringarooma is worth a visit to see
the town’s war memorial – a series of chainsaw scuptures
honouring the soldiers who fell in the Great War (1914-18).Spanning the
rugged North-East from Launceston to St Helens, the The Trail of the
Tin Dragon winds its way through stunning scenery and historic
townships. The Trail tells the little known story of tin mining in the
North East of Tasmania, focusing on the European and Chinese miners who
sought their fortune and risked all for this most remarkable metal.
The village of Ringarooma is surrounded by farming country. Tt is on
the edge of the mountains of the North-East, with Mount Victoria and
Ben Lomond rising to the south. Ringarooma is home to one of the North
East’s oldest churches, now proudly displaying the history of the
community’s cultural, farming and mining past. A
fascinating collection, much enjoyed by genealogists for it’s
comprehensive history records, it’s a glimpse into a past of
community, farming, gold and tin.
At over 90 metres Ralphs Falls is Tasmania’s highest single
drop waterfall, a streaming ribbon of water plunging over a sheer rock
face. Soak up the beauty of the rich, rolling farmland surrounding
Ringarooma en route to Mt. Victoria Forest Reserve and Ralph Falls.
From Ralphs Falls picnic area, choose the 20 minute return walk to
through a wonderland of moss, ferns and Myrtle forest to Norm’s
Lookout and the face of Ralphs Falls. At over 90 metres Ralphs
Falls is Tasmania’s highest single drop waterfall, a streaming
ribbon of water plunging over a sheer rock face.
Cash’s Gorge is a beautiful but relaxed walk of approximately
40 minutes on boardwalk through rainforest, stands of tea tree,
sphagnum moss and rugged terrain returning to the car park.