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Tasmania’s Leatherwood

One of Tasmania’s unique trees is the Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida). It is endemic to Tasmania, found nowhere else on earth, and contributes to Tasmania’s Gondwanic heritage, with ancestor Eucryphia species found in South America.     Tasmania’s leatherwood tree is most well known as the source of it’s fragrant honey. Indeed, it is quite a...Read More
Bird River Tasmania

Bird River Western Tasmania

The Bird River has been on my radar for a very long time and I finally got out to see it over the Australia day long weekend. The walk is accessed from Queenstown, and includes roughly an hours drive on mostly unsealed roads. The final 5 km is very narrow and recommended as 4 wheel...Read More

The Glimmering Leatherwood

A lazy summer morning by the Franklin River… the longer you sit and look, the more you notice… the glistening of crystal clear waters and the glimmering leatherwood The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part I) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo. The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part II) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo.