Just Around the River Bend: Rafting the Weld

Fed by streams originating in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Weld River flows peacefully through the island’s south west. Only a few kilometres upstream of its merger with the Huon River, the tannin-stained waters plummet violently into rapids, though downstream, it is tranquil and still. The river gurgles lazily along, beneath the dappled…

Cataract: The Flood-Gates of Heaven

cataract, n. 2. b. transf. A violent downpour or rush of water. †1. a. pl. The ‘flood-gates’ of heaven, viewed as keeping back the rain (with reference to Gen. vii. 11, viii. 2…) “The flood-gates of heaven.” What a title! Cataract Gorge, in northern Tasmania, is on the lower section of the South Esk River,…