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Cradle Mountain and Central North

The Art of Fagus

Every autumn in Tasmania we enjoy the spectacle of the “Turning of the Fagus” that is to say, the leaves of the endemic Nothofagus gunnii, change from the deep summer greens to autumnal tones of yellow, orange and red. The best places to view this unique Australian scene are at Mt Field in the south,...Read More

Walls of Jerusalem: Little Fisher River

The Little Fisher River is a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, in the northern part of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. This selection of photos is “From the Vault”, taken many years ago on my first visit to the area. The rainforest along the easy river walk was sublime. Basically myrtle...Read More

Winterbrook Falls

As a follow up to my recent post on accompanying James from UTAS to sample King Billy Pines at Winterbrook Falls, here are a few more shots of the surrounding rainforest and of the falls. The walk passes through some really nice myrtle rainforest, quite open with really big trees in the beginning before it...Read More

Liffey River Tasmania

The Liffey River is most well known for the magnificent Liffey Falls which entice many visitors all year round. The rainforest surrounding the falls, and further upstream is exquisite, and deserves it’s own special mention. As with most areas of Tasmanian rainforest, the myrtle beech is the dominant tree, with a host of understorey trees...Read More

King Billy Pine Sampling with UTAS

I had the rather unique opportunity recently of accompanying James from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) on one of his field trips to study Tasmania’s endemic King Billy Pine trees. We visited a number of locations, including Mother Cummings Rivulet and Cradle Mountain, but the photos below are from the Winterbrook Falls track which leads...Read More

Great Western Tiers: Mother Cummings Rivulet

A walk I have been meaning to do for a very long time is Mother Cummings rivulet, and I finally made it up there last week. Mother Cummings Rivulet is accessed through the town of Meander. The road is quite rough and ends at the rivulet itself, where you need to wade across the river....Read More

Night Sky Photography Workshop at Cradle Mountain

Lightning has struck twice! During last weeks night sky photography workshop at Cradle Mountain the Aurora australis came out to play (admittedly it was a somewhat weak aurora but nevertheless it was there…) The reason I say lightning has struck twice is because in March 2013, during the seven day Tasmanian photography workshop I run...Read More

The Overland Track & Mt Ossa

The Overland Track stretches 65 kilometers from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair traversing the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed wilderness. The walk contains truly magnificent mountain and rainforest scenery, including Tasmania’s tallest peak, Mt Ossa which is 1617 metres high. Pelion Gap is where the junction of the Overland Track and the Mt...Read More

Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop Sept 22-24, 2014

I will be running a three day Cradle Mountain photography workshop from September 22 to 24, 2014. By special request, a feature of this workshop will be night sky, so we will spend at least one evening at Dove Lake to look at and photograph the stars. The dates of this workshop have been chosen...Read More

Cradle Mountain sunrise and sunset photos

Whether I am doing photography tuition or “regular” tour guiding with Leatherwood Tasmania Tours the place I come to the most is Cradle Mountain. All of my Cradle Mountain photography tours and workshops include sunrise and sunset photos at Dove Lake whereas other tour groups visit the lake at more conventional hours. Last week I...Read More

Gustav Weindorfer Ceremony, Cradle Mountain

Every year on January 1, there is a memorial ceremony for Gustav Weindorfer at the Waldheim Chalet near Ronney Creek at Cradle Mountain. Weindorfer is the man whose vision and passion for this magnificent area resulted in the creation of the reserve way back in 1922. He, together  with his wife Kate built the original...Read More