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Lake Skinner

Some photos from my second visit to Lake Skinner – and the first day trip with the new Pentax K1! I posted about this hike once previously, and that trip was in bright blue sunny skies in the middle of summer. This trip was overcast, with light showers, and during the short days of late...Read More

Winterbrook Falls

As a follow up to my recent post on accompanying James from UTAS to sample King Billy Pines at Winterbrook Falls, here are a few more shots of the surrounding rainforest and of the falls. The walk passes through some really nice myrtle rainforest, quite open with really big trees in the beginning before it...Read More

Cradle Mountain Summit

This summer we crossed one of those “to do” things off our Tassie list – doing the Cradle Mountain summit walk! We had an absolutely perfect run of weather up there and as well as one really stunning dusk at Dove Lake the weather for climbing the mountain was perfect. And judging by the crowds we weren’t the only ones...Read More

Day Walks in Tasmania’s South West: Lake Skinner

Lake Skinner is a very satisfying day walk in Tasmania’s South West. The South West National Park is so vast it is often difficult to know where to go for a short but satisfying day walk, but Lake Skinner and Mt Snowy South is definitely a good one. Access is through the forestry roads near...Read More

From the Vaults II: Wylds Craig

Following on from my earlier “From the Vault” post, here is a “historic” selection of photos from one of my first overnight bushwalks in Tasmania – Wylds Craig in the Florentine Valley. Again this was in the pre-digital days, and on this trip I had a roll of Fuji Velvia in the trusty ol’ Pentax MZ50. After a relatively...Read More

Bushwalking in Tasmania – Mt Field East

Summer means bushwalking in Tasmania – with big ol’ blue skies and nice warm weather. The other day we took advantage of some stellar February weather and trundled off to Mt Field East. Mt Field East again is a dolerite mountain, although the tall columns of rock have long since collapsed and the mountain is...Read More

Hartz Mountains National Park

The Hartz Mountains are south west of Hobart, the main peaks being Hartz Peak & Mt Snowy, with a ridge called the Devils Backbone running along as a backdrop between the start of the walk and the Pass below the main peaks (Hartz Pass). There are a number of tarns nestled in between the track and...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

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