Out of the ‘forests’ we are heading to Queenstown into Tasmania’s mineral territory on the west coast! The landscape changes, devoid of trees to barren land and multi coloured rocks which have been mined. Mount Lyell contains 22 known ore bodies, This area was known for the copper wealth since 1935. Driving up to Iron Blow Lookout feels like you are on another planet. The colours of the minerals … Continue reading Iron Blow, Tasmania -A Wealth of Minerals
This easy short walk is a must from the ’60 short walks’ booklet. The moment you begin the walk, your heart slows, it feels like you have been taken back in time. The start of the controversial Franklin River and remnants of prior logging. Continue reading Franklin River Walk – Tasmania
I pulled up at a small car park in the middle of nowhere that had about six parked cars. Being a lemming, I decided to stop and see what was there – or what I was missing out on! This was the beginning of the Frenchmans Cap 2 day trek. It also had a 15min walk to the swing bridge across the Franklin River. Continue reading Swing Bridge – Frenchman’s Cap
Another beautiful waterfall and easy walk to Nelson Falls. They have fabulous interactive signs to take your mind space – a ‘Step Back in Time’. Long thin trees try to reach the canopy for light. These four trees grew up beside each other. Continue reading Nelson Falls – Take a walk back in time.
This was one of those short, unexpected stops and short walk to Donaghys Hill Lookout. Looking across and down through the valley on top of this hill was beautiful. And yes, more bees in the area! The actual look out is perched on top of a hill, haha as the name implies! Continue reading Donaghys Hill Lookout Tasmania
Driving deeper into Tasmania’s timber territory you come across Tuhane Air Walk. It is well worth the visit to get a get up high to look down on these BIG TALL trees to appreciate their size. This Air Walk hangs over the trees with magnificent views of the river and mountains. It was constructed by Tasmanian companies using as much local product as possible. There are some … Continue reading Tall Timbers! Tuhane Air Walk – Tasmania
After a good nights sleep by the river, it was time to explore more of the Hartz National Park and Arve Waterfall. The waterfall travels a long way down to the valley floor. Continue reading Arve Waterfall and Hartz National Park Lookout