Brownings and Thorsbys Tunnels
Starting from the Ferndene Gorge car park off Ironcliffe Road, Penguin, this walk takes you past the Brownings and Thorsbys tunnels. Enjoy a short walk through a beautiful rainforest alongside a gentle creek and discover two historic silver mining tunnels within Ferndene Gorge, one of the region's hidden gems. The walk starts by crossing a small bridge over McBride's Creek, then follows a path running parallel to the creek through tall eucalypts and tree ferns, passing Brownings Tunnel before reaching Thorsbys Tunnel. The tunnels aren't very deep and you can enter both of them, but a flashlight is recommended as the interior is dark. Bathrooms and sheltered picnic tables are available at the car park. Sections of the trail can be muddy and slippery, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.