It’s a zig zag kind of day

Juneathon Day 5: The one with all the climbing.

Otherwise known as a trip to the Cataract Gorge via the Zig Zag track, which is a steep climb of pain trail with a series of…well… zig-zags…and some pretty amazing views.

Throw in a walk across the suspension bridge, more climbing on the way back, and a jog to / from home, and before you know it you’ve clocked up a sneaky 7.5k without even realising.

I did take a few photos just for you guys. Nothing at all to do with needing a rest. Nope, definitely not that.

“Please Take Care – Steep Track” – Yep, they weren’t kidding:

Zig Zag Track

 

Obligatory selfie. Having a drink…after only 5 minutes of climbing… #totallyfit:

Selfie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recently-built viewing platform:

Viewing Platform Cataract Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The suspension bridge – and halfway point – taken (bravely) from the platform:

View - Cataract Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting closer to the bridge. A ride on the chairlift will have to wait for another time:

First Basin Launceston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well hello there! Who’s a pretty boy, then?

Peacock at Cataract Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a little bit further and we’re at the Alexandra Suspension Bridge.  It actually swings slightly as you go across:

Alexandra Suspension Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the bridge and heading back – this time along a different winding trail:

Gorge Walk Launceston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Bridge in the distance…

Cataract Gorge Launceston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and we’re done!

Kings Bridge Launceston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a short jog home from here.

That was actually pretty fun – I could even be tempted to do it again next week!

Previous Juneathon (micro) blogs: Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1