Heritage Trail view of the falls

Gills Scenic Reserve

In which Miles explores another small scenic reserve.

There is a gallery of 22 photos at the end of this post.  To view the full gallery on imgur, click here.

Having discovered the  Upper Harbour Walking Guide, I quickly made use of it again, and found Gills Scenic Reserve to be well worth the visit.

Unlike Fernhill Escarpment, Gills Scenic Reserve is too close to the sounds of traffic to forget that you’re in the city, at least in the lower parts of the park, but it is a pleasant and relaxing place regardless.  There were few other people there during my visits.

Benches on both sides of the river offer relaxing views of the falls.

Waterfall Track
Waterfall Track

The bush is beautiful as well, especially in the higher parts of the park, which also offer some nice views of Albany.

Main Loop bush view
Main Loop bush view
Main Loop ascends for views over Albany
Main Loop ascends for views over Albany

The graffitied area beneath the bridge over Dairy Flat Highway is interesting, and I found it a relaxing spot as well, although very different from the rest of the park.

Under the bridge
Under the bridge

Enjoy the photos, with captions that tell more about Gills Scenic Reserve, below.  To view the full gallery of 22 photos on imgur, click here.