How to get there: From Tin Dragon Trail Cottages turn right onto the Tasman Highway (A3). Drive up over the hill out of Branxholm. Continue along the Tasman Highway through Derby, Moorina to Weldborough (26km). From Welborough you can continue on the A3 past the Little Plains Lookout (6.8km from Welborough). Continue on the A3 to the Anchor Road turnoff (LHS 17km from Weldborough). Less than 1km along the Anchor Road is a turn-off to the right to the Halls Falls car park, then another 4km along the Anchor Road just after you cross the Groom River Bridge you will see the Signage directing you to the car park on the left. The Anchor Road is a well maintained gravel road suitable for a small car.
Recent high winds have dropped tree debris on part of the track, but it is easy to walk around it. However do take care if you choose to do this walk, as maintenance is infrequent.
We last visited the Stampers in April 2018. It is an easy walk.
The waterwheel that drove the original stampers in the 1880´s(recorded as the largest in Tasmania) was an estimated 20m in diameter, 1.34m wide and weighed 100 tonnes. It was used to power a 40-head stamper battery. Many streams and water races were needed to provide the water—10 tonnes of water was required to drive one revolution of the wheel. The mine closed and was sold only two years after its original openning.
The battery at the site now consists of 2 sets of 10-head stamps, which were relocated from Tasmania´s west coast in the 1930´s and were powered by a Gardener diesel motor till the mine closed in 1950.
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