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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

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

Tasmanian Photography Locations Part I: Gordon River Road

I am often asked what my own personal favourite location to shoot in Tasmania is and funnily enough I always struggle to have one straight off the bat answer, so I thought I’d compile a list of 5 regions which have provided me with some of my most memorable photographic experiences over the past few years. Part 1: Gordon...Read More

Schnells Ridge, South West Tasmania

Another trip into South west Tasmania, this time to Schnells Ridge. Scnells Ridge is located south of Mt Anne and commands fine views of the Anne Range and Lake Judd to the north, the giant Lake Pedder and Frankland Range to the west, and the jagged and remote Arthur ranges dominate the view to the...Read More