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Autumn and winter in Tasmania: Great seasons for photography!

A lot of people wonder what winter in Tasmania is like and think the cold weather is a deterrent to getting out and taking photos. Nothing could be further from the truth! The highlight of the coldest months is that the rainforests and waterfalls glisten in the wet, the light is much nicer and the cold weather often brings mists and snow which can turn familiar locations into stunning locations for outdoor photography.

Winter in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain

Winter in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is stunning in the cooler months, and the potential for great photos extends far beyond the mountain itself. The rainforest will be wet and green, the waterfalls and rivers full of water and the forest floor alive with vibrant fungi. Waterfalls such as Russell Falls and Liffey Falls too are at their best during winter in Tasmania and very rewarding for the photographically minded.

Russell Falls at Mt Field, Winter in Tasmania

Russell Falls at Mt Field, Winter in Tasmania

I have added a three day version of my Cradle Mountain photography tour for the winter months in order to allow for more time in the field during the shorter winter days.  The highlights of the three day trip to Cradle Mountain will be:

  • 2 nights at the lovely Cradle Mountain Chateau
  • post processing session in front of an open fire!
  • 4 attempts at sunrise and sunsets at Dove Lake
  • fantastic fungi in the wet Tasmanian rainforest
  • a visit to Liffey Falls on Day 3 en route back to Hobart
Tasmanian photography tours and workshops

Tasmanian photography tours and workshops

For those with less time to spare, a day trip to the magnificent waterfalls at Mt Field, and the dark green rainforests of the Styx Valley is recommended. Click for full details of all of my Tasmanian photography tours and workshops.

As always all my Tasmanian photography tours and workshops run for a minimum of two participants so if you are after some personalised tuition in some of Tasmania’s most stunning natural surroundings please contact me!

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.