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 →
Over the past few weeks I have been spending some time on the north coast of Tas, in the Georgetown area. There is a combination of dramatic beaches full of jagged rocks and vivid red and yellow lichens; and peaceful sandy beaches stretching for miles along the coast… Read more →
Cradle Mountain is perhaps the best know Tasmanian photography locations and the beloved symbol of the Tasmanian Wilderness. It is the most well known and most visited part of Tasmania, and a highlight of any Tasmanian photography trip. Dove Lake is at around 900m altitude, and the peak of Cradle Mountain is over 1500m… Read more →
Back in Tas, 5 weeks in Japan has come and gone…As well as our personal travels, there were quite a few news stories that made the trip interesting – firstly, the great Momo (peach) crisis of 2009 in Fukushima. The rainy season basically didn’t end this year, and summer was “cancelled” in northern Japan… Read more →
Okunikkawa is a great little ravine, of fast flowing river rapids and waterfalls deep in the mountains between Sendai and Yamagata in northern Honshuu. We copped a heap of rain, but still managed to sneak in a few pics:
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