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Lake St Clair and Western Wilderness

Fagus 2014 Part II: Tyndall Range, Western Tasmania

My second fagus spotting trip of 2014 was to the Tyndall Range in Western Tasmania. The track starts from the B28 Anthony Link Rd which takes you through some magic mountain scenery between Queenstown and Tullah. The fagus has turned somewhat later than usual this year but is at its peak right now in the...Read More

Tasmanian Waterfalls: Nelson Falls

Nelson Falls is a perfect spot to break up the long drive through Tasmania’s World Heritage Area on the way to/from Tasmania’s West Coast. The walk is flat, along boardwalk and is no more than 10 minutes each way. The track follows Nelson Creek to a viewing platform right in front of one of the best Tasmanian waterfalls. The creek...Read More

Autumn in Tasmania: Fagus on Mt Murchison

Autumn has arrived on Mt Murchison, on Tasmania’s West Coast. Located right behind the small town of Tullah, Mt Murchison is a particularly rewarding walk, as it is the only place where all the mountains of Tasmania’s world famous Overland Track can be seen from outside the national park. Autumn is a particularly beautiful time...Read More

Wilderness Tasmania: Mt Rufus

A beautiful “Wilderness Tasmania” shoot – evening atop Mt Rufus in central Tasmania. The peak is above 1400m high, but the conditions were calm and serene for this visit earlier in the year. This is the view south over the King William Range. There are very few tracks south of here, and Mt Rufus really is...Read More

Pine Valley & The Labyrinth Tasmania

The Labyrinth Tasmania is a maze of tarns, lakes and fantastically named mountains in the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness. Access is via Lake St Clair and Pine Valley. In order to save 6 hours of walking time it is not a bad idea to catch the Lake St Clair ferry service which will run you...Read More

Mt Rufus at Lake St Clair

Following on from my previous trip to Lake St Clair and Echo Point we took some time over New Year to visit Mt Rufus, and with a careful eye on the weather websites (Elders usually does the job for me – although lately they have stopped giving forecasts for regional towns and various mountaintops) we picked a couple...Read More

Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair is not just the end of the Overland Track, but one of Tasmania’s greatest buswalking and scenic areas. The rainforest walk from Cynthia Bay to Narcissus Hut, with panoramic views of Lake St Clair and Mt Ida, is a great way to introduce yourself to the park, with panoramic views from Echo Point...Read More