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Cradle Mountain Fagus Day

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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.

Cradle Mountain covered in mist and autumn glow of fagus

Cradle Mountain covered in mist and autumn glow of fagus

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.

Festival of Fagus - 1 day workshop. April 24, 2021

Festival of Fagus – 1 day workshop. April 24, 2021

Itinerary (Sat April 24, 2021)
9:00 Introductory camera and fagus talk (Cradle Mountain Hotel)
AM Waldheim for fagus shoot. Autumn fungi should be a real treat too.
12:30 Lunch break
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
Festival of Fagus - 1 day workshop. April 24, 2021

Autumn fagus at Waldheim

Cost: $195.00 per person (includes lunch, national park pass and bus transfers between the hotel and National Park)
Crater Lake in autumn

Crater Lake in autumn

What to Bring
  • 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
Festival of Fagus - 1 day workshop. April 24, 2021

Festival of Fagus – 1 day workshop. April 24, 2021

Tour Notes

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.

Autumn hues of the fagus leaves

Autumn hues of the fagus leaves

Driving Time

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.

More Information or Bookings

If you require any further information please contact me, otherwise follow this link to book your place.