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Growling Swallet

The Growling Swallet is a unique destination in Tasmania. As well as being a magnificent rainforest ramble in its own right, the sight of this fast flowing creek falling into the cave opening is something you don’t see everyday. The name is said to come from the roaring sound the water makes as it enters...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

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

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