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Twisted Sister Fungi in the Snow

Here are some of the fungi I found along the Twisted Sister track in my snow trip last month. Despite the wintery conditions in early June, there was still quite a lot of fungi to be found. The waterproof overpants were the most important bit of gear for this particular shoot!        ...Read More

Fun with snow

Along with my jaunt on kunanyi / Mt Wellington a few weeks back I also took a drive along the Gordon River Road to check out some snowy vistas in Tasmania’s south west. I have recently purchased the Pentax 150-450mm and while it is primarily a wildlife/bird long lens I put it to some good...Read More

Par Avion South West Scenic Flights

Par Avion has a number of scenic flights all over Tasmania. A few weeks ago we joined their South West Wilderness Experience to see the sights of Tasmania’s south west. Here are the highlights 🙂                             I hope you have enjoyed the...Read More

Fungi – Twisted Sister Track (part 1)

The Twisted Sister Track is a short walk through a stunning patch of forest. “Twisted Sister” is the name given to a giant stringbark in the area that was earmarked for logging. The track was originally tagged out by conservationists protesting this logging and is now an official Parks & Wildlife track, and the area...Read More

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

Bushfire Aftermath – South West Tasmania

The Tasmanian bushfires have come and gone and gradually all the roads and walking tracks in affected areas have reopened. I took a drive out to the South West a couple of weeks ago. It was my first visit to the area since the fires so I was keen to see for myself the extent...Read More

Video from Mt Anne Tasmania

Here are a couple of videos I shot while up Mt Anne last weekend. Very simple/straightforward videos basically, but I thought they would be of interest as the weather was so magnificent – all the great peaks of south west Tasmania could be clearly seen 🙂 Mt Anne Tasmania – Panoramic This first one is...Read More

Mt Anne Day Walk Tasmania

The Mt Anne day walk in Tasmania’s South West National Park (and World Heritage area) is an absolutely stunning hike. Mt Anne stands at 1423 metres and involves a full day walking. From the car park at Condominium Creek, it is a solid hike up to the appropriately named “High Hut” which is at approximately...Read More

Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

The Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area contains magnificent tall eucalypts and dark green myrtle and sassafras rainforest. After years of campaigning the area was added to the World Heritage Area in June 2013, but the anti-environment Liberal party (both federal and state) are feverishly pushing to delist these forests to once again open them...Read More

New Tasmanian Photography this month

Here is some of this month’s new Tasmanian photography in Hobart’s Landscapes Gallery. It has been a nice start to autumn with a three day trip to the Freycinet Peninsula and a couple of shorter visits to the South West National Park in the vicinity of the wonderful Red Knoll Lookout. The two shots above...Read More

An Introduction to South West Tasmania

Tasmania’s South West National Park is an awe inspiring region covering more than 600,ooo hectares of pure Tasmanian wilderness. There is only one road that extends into the region which is the Gordon River Road. This road takes you all the way out to the Gordon Dam and Lake Pedder. There is one turn off,...Read More