I did say this was mining territory! Just a few kms from Rosebery is the small town of Tullah. Remnants of its past lay around for you to explore. The small railway line that once carried the ore, railway sleepers, rusted railway pegs etc., Part of the railway line operates once a month by some of the local volunteers. Unfortunately I had missed the dates, yet … Continue reading Toot, Toot camping at Tullah! Tasmania
Leaving the west coast of Tasmania, heading to the heart of the rich mining area. I could not find much on the town of Zeehan, so I thought I would stop for a coffee. Without much thought, I wandered over to the museum. Five hours later, I’m still gawking at the historic items this museum holds. It has taken decades to collect all these items for this incredible, … Continue reading Silver City – Zeehan and Tasmania’s Mining!
The boat turned back from the calm waters of the Gordon River into Macquaire Harbour and to the infamous Sarah Island. As I mentioned before – it turned out to be the perfect weather to visit such a place!!! It gave us a small glimpse of what the convicts endured during their time spent on this small, yet lethal penal station. The wind had really whipped up, and it … Continue reading The Storm had set the Stage for Sarah Island – Australia’s Worst Penal Station!
Tasmania’s west coast is well know for its wilderness and wild oceans. Just a short drive from Strahan is a beautiful big, wide open beach to the elements of the Indian Ocean – Ocean Beach. A place to walk in solitude, to reflect or share a moment with a special person. Continue reading It’s a Wild Sea – Ocean Beach – Tasmania
There is more to see than just the timber! On the walls hang some of the original tools used by the ‘Piners’. In the yards outside, see the reclaimed timbers that have been washed down the Gordon River. Another MUST is to have a look at the old photos of the Piners in the shed to the left of the mill to see how hard … Continue reading Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan – Part 2!
The name ‘Morrison’ is synonymous with anything ‘Pining’. The family were some of the original men who cut and milled the prized Huon Pine trees in the area. The mill still stands by the water in Strahan and is now a wonderful tourist attraction. Today, the timber mill still operates with cutting demonstrations of these magnificent pine trees. The Huon Pine trees are now protected, however … Continue reading Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan
So we have been on a wild and windy ride through Macquarie Harbour and Hells Gates, then a calm and mysteriously misty cruise up the Gordon River. Now we get the chance to walk through the World Heritage rainforest. We pull up at a ‘landing’ for the next stage of this Gordon River amazing cruise. It feels quite ‘magical’ and ‘spiritual’ walking through the dampness and semi darkness – … Continue reading Gordon River Landing – A walk through the rainforest and back in time!