Category Archives: Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmania – Fagus and Fungi Walk 18 – 29 April 2018

I was fortunate to enjoy a fine walk on the Central Plateau of Tasmania. The route was – Lake Bill, Lake Myrtle, Mt Rogoona, Lake Meston, Junction Lake, Cloister Lagoon, Chalice Lake, Cathedral Mountain, Mersey River, Overland Track, Windy Ridge, … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Out and About in the North West 14 – 17 April 2018

I had travelled to Tasmania to do a walk across the Central Plateau. Roger, a good friend was also on his way to Tasmania, taking his car across with him on the boat, and in a few days we would … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Tarkine Area – Corrina – Pieman River – Conical Rocks – Waratah 10 – 12 March 2018

The Tarkine is a large area of wilderness remaining in the North West of Tasmania. It contains large areas of rainforest, wild rivers, limestone areas and a magnificent coastline. It is an area that should be all protected in a … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Mt Anne – 6 – 8 March 2018

After a short rest at Mt Field National Park – we headed out to the start of the track up Mt Anne at Condominium Creek. Its then a big 900 m climb up to the Eliza Plateau. We stopped just … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Mt Field National Park – 5 March 2018

After completing our walk along the Western Arthurs, we spent the night at Mt Field National Park (at the Hotel). The next morning we drove to New Norfolk to drop off Colin for his bus back to Hobart. After a … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Western Arthur Range Walk – 25 February – 4 March 2018

The traverse of the Western Arthur Range is one of my favourite walks. It features great views in what is undoubtedly the best glacial landforms in Australia and has some very enjoyable scrambling. However the range is subject to bad … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Fungi at Huon Camp – 24 March 2018

We drove out to Scotts Peak Dam in South West Tasmania and set up our Tents at Huon Camp. We planned to start our Western Arthurs Walk the next morning. Near Huon Camp, we found some nice fungi – 

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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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