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Moonset at Lion Rock on Tasmania's South Coast

South Cape Bay & Lion Rock

Depending on the direction you have walked from, South Cape Bay is either the reward for a nice and mostly flat two hour walk from Cockle Creek to Australia’s most southerly viewpoint or the end of a grueling week in the wilderness along Tasmania’s lonely and remote south coast. For me recently it was the...Read More
Flying Duck Orchid at Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston

Flying Duck Orchid – Caleana major

The Flying Duck Orchid is one I haven’t found before (although admittedly I haven’t spent lots of time searching!) but last week I made the time to go out and find some at the Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston. There is clearly no doubt as to how this particular species gets its name, it looks...Read More

Tiger Orchid – Diuris sulphurea

The Tiger Orchid is putting on a great display right now. I have visited Waverley Flora Park a few times over the past couple of weeks and there are quite a lot. Funnily enough I’m not really finding any other orchids, I might try some other locations in the weeks ahead…        ...Read More

The Ghost Mushroom – Omphalotus nidiformis

Photographing the ghost mushroom – Omphalotus nidiformis – has been a goal of mine for ages, and last night I finally ticked that box 🙂     During the coronavirus lockdowns across Tasmania in autumn, my eyes glowed green with envy as dozens of ghost mushroom photos filled the “Tasmanian Fungi” group on Facebook. It...Read More
The tulips and lighthouse at Table Cape

Table Cape Tulip Farm

The Table Cape tulip farm comes alive with colour every spring on Tasmania’s north west coast. The blooming is usually accompanied by busloads of tourists and a festival atmosphere with multiple events over a few weeks in late September and early October.     2020 and the coronavirus have thrown all the usual plans out...Read More
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Florentine Valley Tall Trees

The Florentine Valley stretches north from Maydena, passing to the west of Mount Field National Park and contains beautiful old forest, including rainforest and glorious tall trees. Given most of the valley itself is not National Park (indeed there is quite a lot of logging in the area) it is a great place to send...Read More

Sassafras flowers

Fallen sassafras flowers on beds of moss are one of my favourite spring things and recently during one of my Mt Field & Styx Valley day tours we had a great time shooting the flowers.   The Tasmanian sassafras, or Atherosperma moschatum, is an early bloomer, with flowers appearing in late winter/very early spring. They...Read More

Rinadena Falls

Rinadena Falls is a stunning waterfall in Tasmania’s Walls of Jerusalem National Park. I visited here many years ago, and after a rather tragic end to that trip –  dropping my camera in the river 🙁 – I had always planned to come back for a re-shoot and it has taken a global pandemic and...Read More

Make Yourself at Home Travel Voucher

The Tasmanian Government has released details of the Make Yourself At Home travel voucher scheme designed to get Tasmanians out and about in our own backyards this spring. Click here for all the details. Essentially the scheme will allow Tasmanians to claim cash back on accommodation and attractions (including my photography tours) undertaken in September,...Read More
Regnans Falls in Tasmania's Styx Valley of the giants

Regnans Falls, Styx Valley

Regnans Falls in the Styx Valley has been on my radar for a long while now, and I finally made the time to go find it last weekend. It is right beside the Big Tree reserve/walk, around 200 metres past the main visitor area. If you look closely on the right hand side of the...Read More

Mt Wellington’s Disappearing Tarn

I made my first visit to the Disappearing Tarn on Mt Wellington yesterday. The Disappearing Tarn, as it’s name might suggest, is not a permanent water feature on the mountain, and only appears after very heavy rainfall then slowly drains away. Over the past few days there was around 110mm of rain on Mt Wellington...Read More