Located 30km inland from St Helens, the Blue Tier Forest Reserve is an exposed plateau area rich in early 1900’s mining history and walking tracks. Reaching the summit of Mt Poimena (816m), the 3.4km Moon Valley Rim circuit provides an excellent opportunity to experience the areas unique landscape, history and views.
Leaving from the Poimena day-use area, the Moon Valley Rim trail leads directly to the summit of Mt Poimena via a gently graded track. Traversing through open tea tree and beech groves, guideposts make following the track easily managed. The summit is reached 20 minutes in and offers panoramic views of the Blue Tiers area and further to the northeastern coast. From the summit the trail continues through scattered boulders and descends along the edge of Moon Valley to the historic Gough Battery tin mine. After exploring battery and adjacent sites the trail follows Sun Flats Road back to the trailhead and picnic area.
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|From St Helens head north on Ceclila Street (A3) and continue along the highway for 18km before turning right onto Lottah Road. The road winds through Goulds Country for 8.3km before continuing right onto Poimena Road. Poimena Road is in poor gravel condition and care should be taken climbing the further 3km to the Poimena car park on Sun Flat Road. The Moon Valley Rim walk begins next to the car park.|
Map for illustrative purposes only. Base map supplied by Land Information System Tasmania