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Narawntapu National Park (Part 1) – some history.

Tasmania has nineteen National Parks covering in excess of 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres). The vast majority of protected land is in the near inaccessible south-west wilderness up to the central highlands and iconic Cradle Mountain. The most famous coastal … Continue reading

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Narawntapu National Park (Part 2) – some adventure.

There is hope, my youngest child has been enthusing about more regular adventures. When I quiz her on how long she would like the walk to be there is often a comical response, “Forty-eight-hundred-hours!” or where she would like to walk to, … Continue reading

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A South Esk adventure (and some history too).

Launceston has evolved and spread out over the years from the intersection of three waterways. The North and South Esk Rivers unite and their combined waters form the Tamar River which winds northward, for over seventy kilometres, to Port Dalrymple and the … Continue reading

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Westmorland Falls.

The temperature begins to drop and the trees’ trunks and limbs around you are soon enveloped in mosses and lichens. Tree ferns stand over you, tiny birds perform acrobatics in the undergrowth, and wallabies scamper off into the distance. All around you it is green, a sumptuous and vivid green… Continue reading

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A north west Tasmania adventure.

Back in the late ’80s, as a young teenager and budding basketball player, my visits to the north-west coast of Tasmania were not infrequent. I made the Launceston representative team several times and we would compete against the coastal towns of Devonport, Ulverstone, Somerset … Continue reading

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A little St Helen’s adventure.

Visiting Tasmania has become a popular pastime in recent years. Like any of the world’s favourite destinations particular sites end up on the ‘must do’ list of visitors. Not too many people visiting Paris do not see the Eiffel Tower, it is … Continue reading

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Tasmanian wilderness and beach… in a day.

Autumn has arrived, my favourite season to explore Tasmania’s wilderness. The sun is less intense too so it is a perfect time for an afternoon of family beach activities. Can both be achieved in one day? The north-west of Tasmania is without doubt … Continue reading

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