Category Archives: Tasmanian Wilderness

Vale Les Southwell

Les Southwell recently died in the mountains of Victoria doing something he loved. He was 88. He was reportedly a very fit and well equiped bushwalker and cross country skier. I knew Les as a wilderness photographer. His images of … Continue reading

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Tasmania – The Overland Track 22 April – 1 May 2017

I spent a very enjoyable ten days on the Overland Track in late April. I think this was my tenth time along the track so therefore I am quite familiar with the country it traverses but at no time did … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Central Plateau Walk 15 – 25 January 2017

It was time to get away from the heat and humidity of Sydney. After the hottest night on record and a forecast temperature of 44°C in the western suburbs I was glad to board a plane to Launceston. It was also … Continue reading

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Fagus and Fungi in Tasmania – 21 April – 5 May 2016

It is delightful to spend the best part of two weeks in the wilds of Tasmania on a fairly relaxing trip. I travelled down to Hobart and then caught a bus to Lake St Clair. My plan was to walk … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s Bushfires – A Terrible Tragedy!

As I write, bush fires are continuing to burn in some of the beautiful alpine areas of Tasmania. So far there have been two fires that have burnt alpine areas near Lake Bill and near Lake Mackenzie. Both of these … Continue reading

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Tarkine in Motion – Sydney Exhibition

Earlier in the week I went along to the opening of the Tarkine in Motion Exhibition at the Salerno Gallery (70 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney). This was a great evening with a magnificent collection of photos on display. Guest speakers … Continue reading

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Central Plateau of Tasmania Walk – 23 April – 4 May 2015

This was planned to be another “Fagus and Fungi Walk” in the wilds of Tasmania. Last year, a little earlier in April than this trip, I visited Tasmania and completed the Overland Track with an extended visit to Pine Valley. … Continue reading

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The Overland Track – Tasmania 14 – 27 April 2014

The Overland Track must be one of the most well known bush walks in Australia. It passes through a wide range of beautiful scenery – past alpine peaks, through open wind swept and bleak moors, through ancient forests. Even with … Continue reading

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Pozzines

This is a post about a landform feature that seems to me to be fairly common in sub alpine areas – but I have never been able to find a “proper” name for them (searching online for this geomorphological feature) … Continue reading

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Central Plateau of Tasmania Walk – 22nd January – 4th February 2014 – Part 4 – The Mersey Waterfalls, The Du Cane Range and Lake St Clair

The last part of my walk was the easiest. Just about all on track walking. I crossed the Mersey River just above Fergusson Falls. I was hoping to get some photos of the waterfalls and gorges along the river – … Continue reading

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