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Day Walks in Tasmania’s South West: Lake Skinner

Friday March 16, 2012

Lake Skinner is a very satisfying day walk in Tasmania’s South West. The South West National Park is so vast it is often difficult to know where to go for a short but satisfying day walk, but Lake Skinner and Mt Snowy South is definitely a good one. Access is through the forestry roads near Huonville, much closer to Hobart than other South West access points such as the Gordon River Road or Cockle Creek (South Coast).

Day Walks in Tasmania: Lake Skinner, South West National Park

Day Walks in Tasmania: Lake Skinner, South West National Park

The day we visited was a stunner with blue skies and wispy high level cirrus cloud, which is a perfect combination for photography purposes – adding some points of interest and decoration to the deep blue sky.

Lake Skinner Photographic Collection

Lake Skinner Set of 3 Photos

There is some very nice looking rainforest on the way up, although we didn’t really stop to admire it as the weather conditions were not good for taking photos of rainforest – far too sunny. I have made a mental note to head back when the clouds are in and the rainforest isn’t so dry. Just for a point of interest, here is one of the shots I fired off in the rainforest to illustrate how the high contrast caused by bright sunlight can make rainforest photography so tricky.

Day Walks in Tasmania: Rainforest on the Lake Skinner track

Day Walks in Tasmania: Rainforest on the Lake Skinner track

All up the walk took around 2.5 hours each way.

Purchasing my original Tasmanian landscape photography

The set of three photos above is available through my online Tasmanian photography gallery. I have many “Triplet Collections” such as this Lake Skinner one. Please feel free to browse online and contact me to arrange a purchase.

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