Tag Archives: Tasmania

An Overland Track adventure (and some history too).

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area now takes in over 1.5 million hectares or around 20% of the island state. Seven of the 19 national parks in Tasmania form the vast majority of land designated and protected to World Heritage. Continue reading

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When one of the world’s most revered chefs came to town…

‘Alain Passard? Who? Never heard of him…’ This would be the answer repeated consistently should you stop people in the streets of Launceston and ask them what they know about Alain Passard. It’s not a criticism, it’s knowing Launceston is … Continue reading

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A Meander Falls adventure.

Meander Falls cascades down off the Central Plateau Conservation Area which makes up part of the Great Western Tiers mountain range. It is a component of the over 1.5 million hectares listed as World Heritage Area in Tasmania. The walk is a challenging day out and the track, while well defined, is by no means easy… Continue reading

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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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