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Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Festival of Fagus

In conjunction with the Cradle Mountain Hotels inaugural “Festival of Fagus” I am very excited to be presenting a day photographing Tasmania’s botanical wonder on Saturday April 24th. Every year for a couple of weeks each side of ANZAC day the mountains of western Tasmania glow with autumnal tones of yellow and orange as the...Read More
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Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake at night

There is nothing quite like Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake on a clear night. It doesn’t happen too often but sometimes “the stars align” (pardon the pun) and you have a night like this one… These shots are from August 2019. The image above shows the Milky Way in the western sky. The biggest white...Read More

One frozen morning

One frozen morning at Cradle Mountain recently… This was the scene for some guests on a private 3 day photography workshop recently. We drove into Dove Lake for sunrise over the -5 degree landscape. In the pre-dawn twilight we photographed the icy vegetation, including the buttongrass. There was absolutley no wind, and seeing the frozen...Read More
King Billy Track at Cradle Mountain

King Billy Track

The King Billy track is a wonderful short walk which starts and finishes at the Cradle Mountain Lodge – although you don’t strictly need to be a guest of the hotel to stretch your legs on the track. It is also a good spot for fungi too so if the quarantine situation loosens in the...Read More
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Marions Lookout Hike

The Marions Lookout hike at Cradle Mountain is great for those who want to push themselves just that little bit more than the reasonably flat and family friendly Dove Lake circuit hike. Pack some lunch and allow yourself at least half a day – longer if the weather is good and you want to extend...Read More

Snow at Dove Lake!

This is the scene we were greeted with at Dove Lake last week during this month’s Cradle Mountain photography workshop! As usual, we arrived early for our sunrise shoot, not knowing quite what to expect given the forecast. The drive to the lake was clear – no rain or snow hindered our progress. But when...Read More

Devils in the snow Cradle Mountain

Recently I had the rather unique experience of photographing the Tasmanian Devils in the snow at Cradle Mountain! My Cradle Mountain photography workshops all include a visit to the wonderful devil conservation park Devils@Cradle, and in early May our visit co-incided with a few flurries of snow. While snow might have made our sunrise sessions...Read More

Cradle Mountain Dove Lake – From the Vault

This is a selection of photos of the place I clearly visit the most, Cradle Mountain. Usually on one of my photography workshops but of course in my own time too – there is so much to see and do at Cradle Mountain. Short walks such as the Enchanted Walk and Weindorfers Forest are a...Read More

Fagus at Suttons Tarn, Cradle Mountain

There is a little spot at Cradle Mountain that has been on my radar for a long time and this autumn, I finally got out to see it – Suttons Tarn. How to find Suttons Tarn For those reasonably familiar with the Cradle Mountain area, Suttons Tarn is up behind Kitchen Hut right at the...Read More

Cradle Mountain Waterfalls

Summer means low rainfall which usually means that waterfalls are not the best photography subject – however, a positive side of low water levels is that you can access angles and perspectives on rivers and waterfalls that are normally very hard – or impossible. Crater Falls Crater Falls is the nicest waterfall in the Cradle...Read More

Startrails at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

The Cradle Mountain boatshed needs no introduction – it is one of the most popular spots to visit and photograph for visitors to Cradle Mountain. I regularly visit the boatshed as part of my 3 day photography workshops in the region, and during April, we included a trip to the boatshed on a starry night...Read More