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Mt Field & South West Tasmania

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November 7 ~ 9, 2024 Spring in the forest – fast flowing waterfalls, new growth in the forest and mountain vistas/sunsets

May 1 ~ 3, 2025 Autumn fagus & fungi special! Special emphasis on the “turning of the fagus” and rainforest fungi

$1795 per person

Autumn in Tasmania means the “Turning of the Fagus” as well as the appearance of beautiful little fungi all through the forest. This brand new tour, based at Mt Field Retreat, will allow ample time to see these autumn-centric wonders while also taking in all the grandeur of the rainforest, tall trees and mountain vistas of Tasmania’s South West. Tour fee includes your own private room.
 
Horseshoe Falls at Mt Field
Horseshoe Falls at Mt Field
styx valley photo tour tasmania
We will spend some time exploring the Styx Valley of the Giants – admiring the giant trees and searching for the tiny autumn fungi
Itinerary

Day 1: Mt Field National Park Easy day starting with the short drive from Hobart to Mt Field. We will spend the morning photographing Russell and Horseshoe Falls and the afternoon visiting the alpine region, including fagus around Lake Fenton (May 2025).

Day 2: Tall trees & tiny fungi Full day among the giant trees and tiny little fungi in the Styx & Florentine Valleys a short drive from Mt Field. Sunset/dusk shoot over dramatic mountain scenery in the south west.

Day 3: South West Tasmania Rugged mountain scenery as well as more rainforest and tall trees as we explore further into the South West including the Sentinels, Scotts Peak Dam Rd.

mycena interrupta autumn fungi photography tour mount field
Mycena interrupta, or the pixies parasol. A real fungi highlight, common in Mt Field and the nearby forests
Cost

$1795 per person (SINGLE/PRIVATE ROOM) or $3150 for two people traveling together in a twin share room. Tour will run for 4-6 participants. Twin share is only available to those traveling together ie all solo travelers have a private room.

Includes two nights accommodation at the Mt Field Retreat, all transport (starting & finishing Hobart), National Parks Pass, all meals for the duration of the trip. Post processing session included if poor weather precludes one of our outdoor sessions.

south west tasmania photo tour
Explore Mt Field and the rugged South West over 3 days in this new workshop
What to Bring
  • Camera, tripod and accessories. Don’t forget chargers and spare batteries/memory cards!
  • Wet weather gear (for yourself and for your camera). Warm clothing and head-torch for the sunrise/sunset shoots. Sun protection.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes (not sneakers).
  • Water bottle/snacks for our sessions in the field.
  • A full list of suggested items and a detailed itinerary will be forwarded to you during the booking process.
Styx Valley of the Giant trees
Styx Valley of the Giant trees
Tour Notes

We will only undertake easy hiking, the main aim of the workshop being tuition and shooting time. It is important to note of course that the nature of the workshop involves uneven paths so please take care at all times when out in the field.

** Please take all care and responsibility for your own equipment while outdoors **

South west Tasmania could experience any weather at any time of year. Autumn can bring stunningly clear and still days, as well as wild and wet conditions so keeping a close eye on the Maydena weather forecast in the leadup to the trip will be important. Warm clothing and good waterproofing (including rainpants) will be essential. An umbrella can be a useful piece of equipment too, especially if you enjoy macro photography. A detailed list of suggested items to bring will be forwarded prior to departure.

Driving Time: Hobart to Maydena is approximately 1.5 hours driving time.
The Turning of the Fagus at Mt Field National Park
The Turning of the Fagus at Mt Field National Park
More Info & Bookings

For further information or to make a booking please contact me.

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