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new years eve fireworks hobart

New Years Eve Fireworks Hobart

Hobart has put on another great display with its New Years Eve fireworks. The fireworks were set to shoot a little higher this year and viewers were encouraged to spread out and avoid crowding the Hobart waterfront which is generally the main gathering point. I shot these from Bellerive. Happy New Year everyone. Thanks very...Read More
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Mt Field & Styx Valley Tour Highlights

I have run a fair few of my Mt Field and Styx Valley tours over the past few months and thought I’d share a few of the photographic highlights. Spring is always a good time of year to photograph the rainforest as there is plenty of water on the waterfalls and the new growth of...Read More
Mt Parsons at Freycinet, view to Wineglass Bay

Mt Parsons – The Littlest Hazard

Mt Parsons, the littlest Hazard, is a measly 331 metres high, but includes some magnificent views not seen by many visitors to the incredibly popular Freycinet National Park. The climb up gives you great views back to Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville, and the township of Coles Bay too. The walk is not signposted nor...Read More
Rainforest along Gold Creek, Styx Valley

Gold Creek Falls – Styx Valley

Thanks to the extremely handy Waterfalls of Tasmania website, I recently made my way to the relatively unknown Gold Creek Falls in the Styx Valley. The creek is covered in stunning green rainforest and the waterfall itself is quite large although hard to frame up in a “typical” kind of way due to the dense...Read More
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