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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

Cape Raoul Walk, Tasman Peninsula

Last week we spent a couple of days doing the Cape Raoul walk on the Tasman Peninsula. The hike is approximately 5 hours return, and is most often done as a return day walk. There is however a very convenient grassed area only about 1 km from the Cape itself which is a great place...Read More

Bay of Fires, North East Tasmania

The Bay of Fires is a fantastic stretch of coast in NE Tas, stretching from the Mt William National Park in the north, down towards Binalong Bay. Here are a few images from a trip I took to the area  around easter 2009. The Bay of Fires is famous for its brilliant blue sea fringed by the lichen...Read More

A Night in the Mountains – Tim Shea

Recently we spent a night on Mt Tim Shea, which is basically at the gateway to the South West, with great views over The Thumbs, the Needles & Mt Field. Tasmania’s South West is a much loved wilderness area which covers approx 20% of Tasmania. South West Tasmania was the very happy hunting ground of two...Read More

Walls of Jerusalem – Dixon’s Kingdom

This month’s featured photos are from the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, part of Tasmania’s spectacular World Heritage Area.   We spent 2 nights in the park recently, and while the lack of scoparia flowers was disappointing, the rugged alpine terrain, misty mountains and ancient groves of pencil pine were very rewarding. The pencil pine...Read More