Tag Archives: Dismal Swamp

Leaving the sinkhole

I enjoyed the walk uphill (not because I enjoy walking uphill) for the new perspectives I was given on the forest. As the path rose I came level with trees at different heights and by the time I reached the … Continue reading

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Art in the forest

I was surprised to discover a number of works of art by Tasmanian artists, that were related to the concept of the sinkhole or forest, had been inserted into the landscape amongst the trees. Most works blended so well that … Continue reading

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Down in the sinkhole

Dismal Swamp is a 640 hectare sinkhole; apparently the largest sinkhole in the southern hemisphere. The website explains ‘The sinkhole itself is 624 hectares (1540 acres) in area and 40 metres (130 feet) deep. Formed over hundreds of thousands of years … Continue reading

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Speeding to the bottom

The options were to walk 360 metres down the hill, to be driven in a buggy by the venue operators if walking was a challenge, or to take the slide and arrive at the bottom within seconds.Initially I was concerned  … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Forest Adventures

The tall forest trees (predominantly blackwood trees) edging the driveway into the parking area of Tasmanian Forest Adventures/Dismal Swamp  were dramatically different from the melaleuca and other low-lying wind-shaped bushes on the coast at Mt Cameron West. To walk in … Continue reading

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Time for lunch

The entry to an important tourism location is beside the Bass Highway between Marrawah and Smithton.  Based around a rainforested Dismal Swamp at the northern edge of the Tarkine wilderness, this has been rebranded as Tasmanian Forest Adventures; the word … Continue reading

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From the southern to the northern Tarkine

Thank you to all those people (and I have been delighted that there have been so many) who indicated regularly that they enjoyed my report from visiting the southern Tarkine.  If you have never toured around the Tarkine then I … Continue reading

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