Monthly Archives: April 2017

No time to explore Waratah so early in the day

As much as we wanted to explore the historic sites of Waratah, our timetable demanded we continue along the bitumen sealed Waratah Road seeking the Philosopher’s Falls.  The turn off to the Falls was signposted around 10 kilometres westwards from … Continue reading

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Monitoring resources

As we travelled on the west coast of Tasmania, we were mindful of the rarity of cafes, food stores and refuelling options. The Tarkine and its surrounds is not an area with food and fuel laden truck stops, despite the … Continue reading

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Into Waratah

  Once leaving the Fossey River Rest Area, we drove easily north and then were surprised to see a comparatively tiny finger-post sign pointing down Waratah Road (B23) to Waratah and beyond.  Please note: there is no advance warning for … Continue reading

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On the road again; this time towards Waratah

  We enjoyed the beauty around Tullah, despite not allocating sufficient time to explore the town and its surrounds in depth. With mixed feelings we left this small town and headed north on the Murchison Highway (A10). Mostly we were … Continue reading

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Walking and other opportunities around Tullah

Tullah is not properly considered to be part of the Tarkine and therefore we did not allocate time to explore the area. However, blog followers may be interested in two walks: Mt Murchison is the highest point on the West … Continue reading

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Protecting the Tarkine – one way to help

Can you help? I have been asked to help and now that I recognise the interest of my Touching the Tarkine followers, I thought some of you might like to share the helping. Today the Bob Brown Foundation sent me … Continue reading

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Lake Rosebery

Lake Rosebery, an 8.5 square kilometre expanse of water, was created in the early 1980s by the construction of the Bastyan Dam on the Pieman River for Hydro generation. Feeder rivers include the dammed Mackintosh and Murchison rivers. When full, … Continue reading

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