There will be more to come shortly, but for starters here’s the view from the top of Mt Ossa that greeted us on Monday. It literally could not have been better. We were at 1617 metres, the highest point in Tasmania, and there was literally no wind and the sun was just nice and warm… Read more →
Red Ochre Beach and Park Beach are places I’ve been meaning to visit for a little while, and I decided on Sunday it was time to head out that way. Hobart really is blessed with the amount of waterways, peninsulas and rocky beaches in such proximity to the city, not to mention the mountain which means the clouds and sky are always doing something interesting too… Read more →
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 →
Last week we spent a couple of days doing the Cape Raoul walk on the Tasman Peninsula. The hike is approximately 5 hours return, and is most often done as a return day walk. There is however a very convenient grassed area only about 1 km from the Cape itself which is a great place to set up a tent for the night… Read more →
The Bay of Fires is a fantastic stretch of coast in NE Tas, stretching from the Mt William National Park in the north, down towards Binalong Bay. Here are a few images from a trip I took to the area around easter 2009… Read more →
Recently we spent a night on Mt Tim Shea, which is basically at the gateway to the South West, with great views over The Thumbs, the Needles & Mt Field. Tasmania’s South West is a much loved wilderness area which covers approx 20% of Tasmania… Read more →
This month’s featured photos are from the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, part of Tasmania’s spectacular World Heritage Area.
We spent 2 nights in the park recently, and while the lack of scoparia flowers was disappointing, the rugged alpine terrain, misty mountains and ancient groves of pencil pine were very rewarding… Read more →
This month I am revisiting some images of Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness.
The Tarkine wilderness is a spectacular, remote and until very recently, quite unknown part of Tasmania. Even today there is some ambiguity about the region. There is no formal boundary or defined area called the Tarkine on official maps, however, conservationists opposed to industrial logging in the timeless forests of the region coined the name during the 1990′s, and this name has really captured people’s imagination and the area is now accepted (albeit grudgingly) by the state government as an area of enormous potential for tourism in north west Tasmania… Read more →