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Mt Field National Park

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

Sunrise The Needles Tasmania

The Needles Tasmania is an incredibly rewarding hike in the South West National Park just out of Maydena. The walk starts from the car park on the Gordon River Road at the high point with the sign giving the altitude and rainfall data. For the first short while you will follow pink and green tags...Read More

Rainforest Photos Tasmania: Mt Field & Styx Valley

Mt Field and the Styx Valley are close to Hobart and are magnificent places to take rainforest photos. The Tasmanian rainforest is characterised by the dark green of the ancient myrtle beech and sassafras trees, punctuated here and there by the more brilliant green of the tall tree-ferns. At Mt Field, there are a number...Read More

Growling Swallet

The Growling Swallet is a unique destination in Tasmania. As well as being a magnificent rainforest ramble in its own right, the sight of this fast flowing creek falling into the cave opening is something you don’t see everyday. The name is said to come from the roaring sound the water makes as it enters...Read More

Fagus Watch 2013

I did my first walk of the autumn fagus season and thought I’d write up a “Fagus Watch 2013” as an update on the colours. Today I walked to the Tarn Shelf at Mt Field National Park. The forecast was for cloud and even rain but for most of the day the skies were quite...Read More

Turning of the Fagus Tasmania: Mt Field & Cradle Mountain

Autumn is when the turning of the fagus occurs in Tasmania. The fagus is Australia’s only native winter-deciduous tree and attracts visitors from all over from mid April to early May. The fagus is very rare and is found only in mountainous areas of western Tasmania. It is an ancient tree from the family “Nothofagus”...Read More

Russell Falls – Tragedy Strikes!

Tragedy has struck at Russell Falls – a couple of Sassafras trees have fallen right across the front of the viewing platform, meaning budding photographers are going to have to walk that extra little bit further to get nice waterfall shots up at Horseshoe Falls… The falls are full and fast flowing right now, so...Read More

Fagus on the Tarn Shelf walk, Mt Field

My final venture to the autumn colours this year was with Brisbane based photographer, Michael Snedic, together with whom we will be presenting a Tasmanian Experience 7 Day Photography Workshop later in the year. While he was here in early May we ventured off to do the Tarn Shelf walk at Mt Field, where we...Read More

“Autumn Flowers” – Mushrooms & Toadstools Macro Photography

Just as the mountains, parks and gardens come alive in the spring and summer with beautiful displays of wildflowers, the forest floor displays a stunning range of colour and intricate macro detail in autumn as myriad small (and some not-so-small!) fungi appear in all sorts of places. I am no expert in the field of fungus-ology so rather...Read More

Macro Photography – Tasmania’s Alpine Plants

Some macro shots of the alpine plants encountered on our recent visit to Mt Field East. The bright sunny conditions weren’t necessarilly the best for wide landscape photos, so most of what I did was macro and abstract photography. Often these shots involved shading the subject from the harsh sun with an umbrella. Sometimes I think...Read More