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Styx Valley of the Giants

The Styx Valley of the Giants is Tassie’s home to some of the biggest trees in Australia, and the tallest flowering tree in the entire world, the Eucalyptus regnans. The Styx is home to some 90+ metre giants in the Andromeda area, as well as numerous “smaller” giants at 70+ metres throughout the valley. The...Read More

Hobart & Mt Wellington

Hobart is a great city, it really is like the “Wilderness Capital of Australia”. It is situated on the Derwent River, which is a large enough port that dozens of giant Cruise Ships come by every summer, the Antarctic research boats make their home here, and even Sea Shepherd seem to have adopted Hobart as...Read More

Schnells Ridge, South West Tasmania

Another trip into South west Tasmania, this time to Schnells Ridge. Scnells Ridge is located south of Mt Anne and commands fine views of the Anne Range and Lake Judd to the north, the giant Lake Pedder and Frankland Range to the west, and the jagged and remote Arthur ranges dominate the view to the...Read More

Freycinet & Wineglass Bay

One of Tassie’s most celebrated views is Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park on the east coast. Perhaps the main difference between the two is that a little more effort is required to actually see Wineglass Bay than Cradle Mountain, which is located right in front of Tasmania’s most scenic car park. At Freycinet, the...Read More

Tasmanian Waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, Mt Field

Russell Falls seems to get all the attention as one of the most famous Tasmanian waterfalls, but Horseshoe Falls a little further along the path is something of a quiet achiever and is often overlooked. This is a pity as it really is worth a visit and some would argue even more picturesque than Russell...Read More

Fagus at Tarn Shelf, Mt Field

Tasmania’s Gondwanic connection is firing at the moment, as the autumn colour returns to Australia’s only winter deciduous tree, the Fagus. Each autumn, around Anzac day, the small green leaves of the fagus, which is a Tasmanian endemic found only in the higher mountainous areas of western Tasmania, change into hues of yellow, orange and (if you’re lucky),...Read More

Mt Ossa and the Overland Track Tasmania

Here are a few more images from our recent visit to the Pelion area of the Overland Track Tasmania. This is undoubtedly Tasmania’s most well known national park, and the Overland Track is one of the most famous multi-day walks in the world. We went into the Overland Track via the Arm River Track, which...Read More

View from the Top – Mt Ossa, Tasmania

There will be more to come shortly, but for starters here’s the view from the top of Mt Ossa that greeted us on Monday. It literally could not have been better. We were at 1617 metres, the highest point in Tasmania, and there was literally no wind and the sun was just nice and warm. Even one...Read More

Sunset Photos: Red Ochre Beach

Red Ochre Beach and Park Beach are places I’ve been meaning to visit for a little while, and I decided on Sunday it was time to head out that way. Hobart really is blessed with the amount of waterways, peninsulas and rocky beaches in such proximity to the city, not to mention the mountain which...Read More

Mt Wedge & South West Tasmania

Mt Wedge is a great vantage point of all the well known south west Tassie mountains like the Western Arthurs, Federation Peak, Mt Anne, and Lake Pedder and the Florentine Valley, Mt Field and so on.There was a lot of smoke this day which wasn’t real great, and the myrtle forest on the upper slopes of...Read More