My final post for 2016 is a brand new shot from the Styx Valley. Captured during my recent workshop which also includes the waterfalls of Mt Field, it is a shot which really gave me that buzz of excitement as I lined it up on the tripod… Read more →
Lake Pedder Lodge out at Strathgordon just had a 1 year “birthday” over the weekend. Part of the festivities included great discounts on activities such as kayaking, abseiling and a helicopter flight over the lake.
Lake Pedder Aerial Photos
Having never flown above Tasmania (apart from major flights out of the state of course!) I couldn’t resist the chance to get up in the air and grab some shots of the rugged south west wilderness… Read more →
A welcome addition to the Styx Valley World Heritage area is this new sign!
For years the valley has been the scene of bitter disputes between the forest industry and conservationists. Now, the North Styx and two Big Tree reserves in the valley of the giants are officially part of the World Heritage Area… Read more →
The Red Knoll Lookout in Tasmania’s South West National Park has to be one of the best places to visit to easily experience the grandeur of Tasmania’s rugged World Heritage Area. There is camping nearby at the Huon and Edgar campgrounds so spending a night is an easy option… Read more →
There are a lot of great locations close to Hobart for photographing fungi in the cool and wet Tasmanian autumn. I run regular photography tours to Mt Field, the Styx Valley and the Upper Florentine Valley which are now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area… Read more →
The Tasmanian bushfires have come and gone and gradually all the roads and walking tracks in affected areas have reopened. I took a drive out to the South West a couple of weeks ago. It was my first visit to the area since the fires so I was keen to see for myself the extent of the fires… Read more →
Here are a couple of videos I shot while up Mt Anne last weekend. Very simple/straightforward videos basically, but I thought they would be of interest as the weather was so magnificent – all the great peaks of south west Tasmania could be clearly seen
Mt Anne Tasmania – Panoramic
This first one is a panorama, taken from just below the summit… Read more →
The Mt Anne day walk in Tasmania’s South West National Park (and World Heritage area) is an absolutely stunning hike. Mt Anne stands at 1423 metres and involves a full day walking.
From the car park at Condominium Creek, it is a solid hike up to the appropriately named “High Hut” which is at approximately 1000 metres… Read more →
Macro photos are great in Tasmania at any time of the year with each of the four seasons offering something unique to photograph. In autumn it is the colourful fungi of the forest floor that demand attention and in spring it is the new growth of the ferns or the tiny little flowers, in this case, of the sassafras tree… Read more →
The turning of the fagus is an annual event in Tasmania. The general wisdom is to head to your favourite areas in the mountains around Anzac Day to bask in the glorious autumnal glow of the golden leaves as they change colour… Read more →