Cradle Mountain Fagus Day
Saturday April 24, 2021
$195.00 per person
As part of the Cradle Mountain Hotel‘s “Festival of Fagus” I will be presenting this very special one day workshop with a focus on Tasmania’s deciduous beech. A similar event will be held on May 8, run by Cam Blake if you can’t make April 24.
Every autumn, around ANZAC day, the mountains of western Tasmania glow with distinctive autumn tones as the leaves of the fagus – or Nothofagus gunnii – Australia’s only native deciduous tree, change from deep summer greens to rustic autumn hues.
|9:00||Introductory camera and fagus talk (Cradle Mountain Hotel)|
|AM||Waldheim for fagus shoot. Autumn fungi should be a real treat too.|
|PM||Hike to Crater Falls and Crater Lake for more fagus viewing|
|17:30||Sunset shoot at Dove Lake|
|by 18:30||Bus transfer back to Cradle Mountain Hotel|
- Camera, Tripod and accessories (filters etc)
- Macro lens (if you have one, not essential)
- Wet weather gear (for yourself and for your camera)
- Good sturdy hiking shoes/gear
This tour will involve more hiking than my usual tours so will require a little extra fitness. We will hike from Waldheim to Crater Falls (approx 30 mins) and then on to Crater Lake (another 20-30 minutes or so) climbing from an altitude of 880m to a high point of 1080m. We will then hike down to Dove Lake for a sunset shoot.
Please be prepared for any weather as we will be in the field all day.
Check the weather forecast at Cradle Valley for a good idea on conditions prior to the workshop.
Cradle Mountain is around 2 hours from Launceston and 4.5 hours from Hobart. Guests are responsible for making their own way to Cradle Mountain.
Please contact the Cradle Mountain Hotel directly to book a room.