The palm oasis is the jewel of Watersmeet and a must see blessing that has never been cleared. Deliciously cold mountain spring water running through the oasis and yabbie holes mark the stream banks. Ancient large rainforest species and strangler figs appear to be the guardians of this area. As you approach the gulley from the west, there is a large opening that previous generations termed The Cathedral. Here, it is magical to look up at the towering palms and the plethora of large bird nest ferns, staghorns and tree ferns.