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Red Knoll Lookout

The Red Knoll Lookout in Tasmania’s South West National Park has to be one of the best places to visit to easily experience the grandeur of Tasmania’s rugged World Heritage Area. There is camping nearby at the Huon and Edgar campgrounds so spending a night is an easy option. This sequence of shots was taken overnight a couple of years ago. The sunset didn’t really fire, but the low light view to the western Arthurs was wonderful, as utter stillness and quiet descended over the mountains. Similarly the morning was magnificent. Mist filled the valleys as I shot a soft yellow sunrise from the buttongrass.

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Dusk view to the Western Arthurs from the cosy Red Knoll lookout in South West Tasmania

Western Arthurs from the Red Knoll Lookout

Mist rolls across the Arthur Plains as seen from the Red Knoll Lookout

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Morning mist and the soft yellow sunlight at dawn, South West Tasmania

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More of the mist below the mighty Arthur Range, South West Tasmania.

Lake Pedder and Scotts Peak from Red Knoll Lookout

Of the many highlights of this morning, this one was quite special – fleeting mist on the lake and perfect light.

Of course this location is only the beginning of explorations into the South West National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Walks to Mt Anne, Lake Judd, Schnells Ridge and the Western Arthurs all begin nearby and all are significant walks – the Western Arthurs for example requiring around 1 week of your time and a very high level of fitness and self-reliance.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.