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Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

The Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area contains magnificent tall eucalypts and dark green myrtle and sassafras rainforest. After years of campaigning the area was added to the World Heritage Area in June 2013, but the anti-environment Liberal party (both federal and state) are feverishly pushing to delist these forests to once again open them up to logging… Read more →
Tasmanian Fungi: Upper Florentine Valley

Tasmanian Fungi: Upper Florentine Valley

Here are some more images of the Tasmanian fungi which is so prolific at the moment. These were all taken on a recent visit to the wet eucalypt/rainforest of the Upper Florentine Valley. All these images are macro, taken with my 100mm f2.8 and Pentax K-3… Read more →
Macro Photography – Upper Florentine Valley

Macro Photography – Upper Florentine Valley

I recently had a day out photographing the Upper Florentine Valley in south west Tasmania. The valley is a stunning valley of tall eucalypts and intricate deep green rainforest. The valley is very picturesquely surrounded by the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with the Thumbs being the range that dominates the view whenever you have a clear view of the horizon on the way in… Read more →

From the Vaults II: Wylds Craig

Following on from my earlier “From the Vault” post, here is a “historic” selection of photos from one of my first overnight bushwalks in Tasmania - Wylds Craig in the Florentine Valley. Again this was in the pre-digital days, and on this trip I had a roll of Fuji Velvia in the trusty ol’ Pentax MZ50… Read more →
Tassie’s Southern Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

Tassie’s Southern Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

The Upper Florentine Valley, off the Gordon River Road in South West Tasmania The Gordon River Rd takes you through some spectacular country. There is access to Mt Field National Park, and the Styx & Florentine Valleys which are home to magnificent tall trees and rainforest… Read more →
Mt Wedge & South West Tasmania

Mt Wedge & South West Tasmania

Mt Wedge is a great vantage point of all the well known south west Tassie mountains like the Western Arthurs, Federation Peak, Mt Anne, and Lake Pedder and the Florentine Valley, Mt Field and so on.There was a lot of smoke this day which wasn’t real great, and the myrtle forest on the upper slopes of Mt Wedge was extremely dry from the extended warm period we have enjoyed this summer. … Read more →