Tag Archives: Tasmania

Rating the Mt Donaldson walk

We were surprised that a walk on this mountain track is rated as moderate to difficult; in our experience this was one of the easier walks in bushland we have encountered in Tasmania. While there are no directional or explanatory … Continue reading

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Our first views of the Pieman River

The majority of the climb up Mt Donaldson crosses exposed ground with ankle high vegetation growing beside a stony track that winds around the lower slopes of the mountain. With the openness comes sensational views across thousands of hectares of … Continue reading

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Silica valleys and hills

Not far along the dirt road towards Corinna, the misty fogs disappeared and the landscape appeared. Sensory overload. So much to see and marvel at. From exposed hills and rocky outcrops with highland grasses eventually we travelled into dense forests. … Continue reading

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An Incendiary event you won’t want to miss

An Incendiary event you won’t want to miss. This was the subject line in an important email I received from the Bob Brown Foundation, an organisation which advocates for the preservation of the Tarkine. This week, Tasmania’s super  exciting annual … Continue reading

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Stop press – Quad bikes wrecking Tarkine

Over the past two decades and more, considerable research has studied the impact of vehicles on beaches and the studies have found that the visual marks of the tyre tracks are the least of all the problems.  Unfortunately, it is … Continue reading

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All things Savage

There are 4 things in 4 places and each should not be confused with the other: Savage River Mine with township, Savage River as a river, Savage River National Park, and the Savage River Regional Reserve which is south of … Continue reading

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Riding shotgun or just a bun in the oven?

Waratah is situated on the western side of Tasmania but the European settlers were no wilder there than in other parts that were being newly developed for timber or minerals in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  This was not a … Continue reading

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