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Mt Field and South West

Styx Valley of the Giants

The Styx Valley of the Giants is Tassie’s home to some of the biggest trees in Australia, and the tallest flowering tree in the entire world, the Eucalyptus regnans. The Styx is home to some 90+ metre giants in the Andromeda area, as well as numerous “smaller” giants at 70+ metres throughout the valley. The...Read More

Schnells Ridge, South West Tasmania

Another trip into South west Tasmania, this time to Schnells Ridge. Scnells Ridge is located south of Mt Anne and commands fine views of the Anne Range and Lake Judd to the north, the giant Lake Pedder and Frankland Range to the west, and the jagged and remote Arthur ranges dominate the view to the...Read More

Tasmanian Waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, Mt Field

Russell Falls seems to get all the attention as one of the most famous Tasmanian waterfalls, but Horseshoe Falls a little further along the path is something of a quiet achiever and is often overlooked. This is a pity as it really is worth a visit and some would argue even more picturesque than Russell...Read More

Fagus at Tarn Shelf, Mt Field

Tasmania’s Gondwanic connection is firing at the moment, as the autumn colour returns to Australia’s only winter deciduous tree, the Fagus. Each autumn, around Anzac day, the small green leaves of the fagus, which is a Tasmanian endemic found only in the higher mountainous areas of western Tasmania, change into hues of yellow, orange and (if you’re lucky),...Read More

Mt Wedge & South West Tasmania

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...Read More

A Night in the Mountains – Tim Shea

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. South West Tasmania was the very happy hunting ground of two...Read More