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Mt Field and South West

Styx Valley Photography Workshop

My final post for 2016 is a brand new shot from the Styx Valley. Captured during my recent workshop which also includes the waterfalls of Mt Field, it is a shot which really gave me that buzz of excitement as I lined it up on the tripod. It is very easy to shoot lots and...Read More

Lake Pedder aerial photos!

Lake Pedder Lodge out at Strathgordon just had a 1 year “birthday” over the weekend. Part of the festivities included great discounts on activities such as kayaking, abseiling and a helicopter flight over the lake. Lake Pedder Aerial Photos Having never flown above Tasmania (apart from major flights out of the state of course!) I...Read More

Styx Valley World Heritage Area

A welcome addition to the Styx Valley World Heritage area is this new sign! For years the valley has been the scene of bitter disputes between the forest industry and conservationists. Now, the North Styx and two Big Tree reserves in the valley of the giants are officially part of the World Heritage Area. On...Read More

Red Knoll Lookout

The Red Knoll Lookout in Tasmania’s South West National Park has to be one of the best places to visit to easily experience the grandeur of Tasmania’s rugged World Heritage Area. There is camping nearby at the Huon and Edgar campgrounds so spending a night is an easy option. This sequence of shots was taken...Read More

Photographing Fungi in Tasmania

There are a lot of great locations close to Hobart for photographing fungi in the cool and wet Tasmanian autumn. I run regular photography tours to Mt Field, the Styx Valley and the Upper Florentine Valley which are now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. I also have a shorter “Hobart & Surrounds”...Read More

Bushfire Aftermath – South West Tasmania

The Tasmanian bushfires have come and gone and gradually all the roads and walking tracks in affected areas have reopened. I took a drive out to the South West a couple of weeks ago. It was my first visit to the area since the fires so I was keen to see for myself the extent...Read More

Video from Mt Anne Tasmania

Here are a couple of videos I shot while up Mt Anne last weekend. Very simple/straightforward videos basically, but I thought they would be of interest as the weather was so magnificent – all the great peaks of south west Tasmania could be clearly seen 🙂 Mt Anne Tasmania – Panoramic This first one is...Read More

Mt Anne Day Walk Tasmania

The Mt Anne day walk in Tasmania’s South West National Park (and World Heritage area) is an absolutely stunning hike. Mt Anne stands at 1423 metres and involves a full day walking. From the car park at Condominium Creek, it is a solid hike up to the appropriately named “High Hut” which is at approximately...Read More

Macro Photos from Mt Field and the Styx Valley

Macro photos are great in Tasmania at any time of the year with each of the four seasons offering something unique to photograph. In autumn it is the colourful fungi of the forest floor that demand attention and in spring it is the new growth of the ferns or the tiny little flowers, in this...Read More

Turning of the Fagus 2014: Tarn Shelf

The turning of the fagus is an annual event in Tasmania. The general wisdom is to head to your favourite areas in the mountains around Anzac Day to bask in the glorious autumnal glow of the golden leaves as they change colour. What is the “Turning of the Fagus”? The reason this event is so...Read More

Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

The Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area contains magnificent tall eucalypts and dark green myrtle and sassafras rainforest. After years of campaigning the area was added to the World Heritage Area in June 2013, but the anti-environment Liberal party (both federal and state) are feverishly pushing to delist these forests to once again open them...Read More