Cataract Gorge in Launceston
The suspension bridge at First Basin in Cataract Gorge, Launceston
The Cataract Gorge is in Launceston, around 1.5 km from the city centre. It is one of the region's premier tourist attractions for the area and is found at the lower section of the South Esk River. First Basin on the southern side features a swimming pool, a chairlift, two cafés, and an open area surrounded by bushland. The basin itself has created many myths about its depth - some locals say it is a bottomless pit, or a volcanic plug. However, First Basin was formed by erosion at the intersection of two geological faults. A submarine sent in to find its bottom during the 1960s ran out cable before accomplishing this feat.
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1 John 3:3-10
Habits are hard to break. Try replacing a bad habit with a good one. It takes a lot of determination, persistence and grit to make a success of . . .
Ephesians 4: 11-16
Many years ago I wrote in a church magazine that churches should be run like businesses. I was wrong, and this caused outrage among the church . . .
In the above Scripture we are presented with a dichotomy of action and behaviour. On one side of the equation is the “flesh” and on the other the . . .
2 Peter 3: 3-13
The Bible has numerous passages showing how God is going to end human history and create new heavens and a new earth. Here Peter makes reference . . .
Galatians 5: 13-25
The leading of the Holy Spirit is one of the least understood concepts in the New Testament. In fact it is blatantly misunderstood by many . . .
1 Corinthians 12: 12-29
According to Paul a body consists of many parts all working together so that if one part suffers all parts share the pain and concern. No one part . . .
Romans 8: 18 – 27
Charismatics and Pentecostals make a big deal out of praying in the Spirit. They will take verse 26 out of context to excuse a practice which is . . .
Romans 7: 14-25
That’s right, the last paragraph in the quoted scripture above is actually the first part of chapter 8; but it follows directly on from the end of . . .