The boatshed at Cradle Mountain in @tasmania
Built in 1940 by the first Ranger at Cradle Mountain, Lionell Connell, the shed is now abandoned, but remains substantially unaltered from its original form.
8 1935 hours ago
Her eyes are saying “feed me” but her posture is saying “more belly scratches please” 🤷🏽♀️🌿🇦🇺
An anniversary of sorts for us today. We came back to where it all occured - the #OverlandTrack. It's 12 months to the day when I ruptured my ACL walking down to Frog Flats, near New Pelion. And our subsequent evacuation by the #WestpacRescueHelicopter, a couple days later. We had hoped to hike the OT again this week, to finish what we started last year, but the physical demons still remain. Still, it was good to be back here and watch other hikers head off on their OT adventure. We are determined to return to complete our hike when the body allows it.
Flasback photos (1) the fall (2) the log book entry you don't expect to write (3) the backdrop at New Pelion Hut (4) enroute to hospital, in a state of shock (5) one of the amazing rescue crew team (6) in the hospital emergency department (7) discharged and ready to start rehab.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter - 24 hours, 365 days, they will be there.
2 1017 hours ago
This place is not a joke @cleocohen capturing the summer feels in The Bay of Fires perfectly 💫
Autumn warmth washes over Lake St Clair in @simonrae's image of Pumphouse Point's Lakehouse. Located at the end of a 240-metre flume (jetty), Pumphouse Point was built in 1930 as part of the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. Once home to massive water turbines, the over-water pumphouse is now home to 12 rooms that boast arguably Tasmania's most breathtaking wilderness views. Check out our Story 👆 for a recent addition to the @pumphousepoint stable! Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Simon. 😍 📷 🌿
Today is International Day of Forests – aimed at raising awareness of the importance of all types of forests.
We all know Tassie has some of the most amazing forests going around, so highlighting the vital role they play in maintaining our ecosystem, providing essential habitats, promoting biodiversity and contributing to our own survival, is well worth celebrating!
You can almost feel the cool peacefulness of Russell Falls in @camblakephotography's image from @hobartandbeyond's Mount Field National Park. Easily accessed within Tassie's oldest national park, about an hour's drive from Hobart, Russell Falls is a picturesque multi-tiered cascade nestled within World Heritage-listed rainforest. Did you know it was featured on Australia's first official postage stamp?... 📮 🍃 💦 Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Cam.
Candid Tassie shot 📸
We were so lucky with most of our camp spots. Most of the time, we had the campsite to ourselves, which also meant entire beaches and parks all to ourselves. If you love photography and nature, Tasmania is definitely somewhere you need to add to your bucket list! 🌏
Tassie's iconic Cradle Mountain in @tasmaniasnorthwest is guaranteed to be memorable no matter how you experience it: walking, canoeing, flying, or just silently sitting. But are you one of those travellers that prefers your wilderness adventures to be a little more... exhilarating? How about pulling on a wetsuit, clipping up a helmet, and exploring the wild rivers and canyons that surround the mountain? If this appeals, @cradlecanyons will be right up your alley! Spend a few hours, or an entire day, exploring hidden rivers and canyons - swimming, floating, abseiling, jumping and yahoo-ing - with knowledgable guides. It will certainly get the adrenaline pumping and make you feel alive. And afterwards, there's all the comfort and hospitality back at your Cradle accomodation while you sit, reflect and smile. Sounds perfect, eh?
89 49426:00 AM Jan 28, 2018
Hop on in, we've saved you a spot! Welcome to the dramatic coastal landscape of the Tasman Peninsula. With some of the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, natural waterfalls, offshore islands, rock formations and archways, it's easy to see why many call the coastline of Tasman National Park one of the most impressive in the world. An eco-cruise is just one of the many adventure options out here to soak in the region's wild geography, landscape and history. And while you're at it, there are plenty of opportunities to make new sea-friends along the way, like albatross, dolphins, and some very sleepy fur seals. Meet you onboard? Video: @pennicottjourneys#hobartandbeyond#tasmaniaparks
121 52016:04 AM Feb 1, 2018
What a beautiful day for a walk around Lake St Clair and the Lakehouse at @pumphousepoint! Located a 2.5-hour drive west of @HobartandBeyond, and with a unique lakeside and over-lake position, Pumphouse Point is one of a number of award-winning experiences across Tassie that allow you to immerse yourself in Tasmania’s unique national parks and World Heritage listed wilderness. No matter which corner of the state you visit, you can count on meeting some of Tassie’s unique locals. 👋 🦔 🤣 Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Pumphouse Point.
221 98025:05 AM Mar 4, 2018
“Is this your first visit to Cradle Mountain? Follow me – I know this place like the back of my paw…” @jarradseng was recently given an impromptu guided tour around Tassie’s legendary landmark by a friendly local by the name of Walter! Located deep within World Heritage wilderness in @tasmaniasnorthwest, Cradle is the kind of place where you run into all sorts of mates you never knew you had. Some are furry, some feathered, and many are human! 👋🐾🤣 For more Cradle adventures with Walter, check out our Story. 🔝Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Jarrad.
790 142079:54 AM Feb 27, 2018
Ready yourselves, we’re coming in to land! Welcome to Tassie’s remote southwest wilderness. This place is so far from civilisation that getting here is an adventure in itself! Flying aboard a light aircraft like this one with @paraviontas, or sailing or hiking for nine days are the only ways to reach this untouched part of the world, yet these obstacles are far outweighed by your reward on arrival. Golden-green mountainous ridges rise steeply from sandy-white quartzite coves. Small islands appear to float on the dark and reflective water. It's like stepping back in time or into a scene out of Jurassic Park... However you won’t have to worry about dinosaurs out here… your biggest concern will be on which little beach to set up your afternoon picnic.
Thanks for sharing this magic part of the world with us, team! #hobartandbeyond#tasmaniaparks
62 38237:55 AM Feb 4, 2018
Soaking up the scenery after a morning packed with adventure. This unforgettable view of Wineglass Bay was captured by @tom.ella.moments on a recent trip to the Freycinet National Park, one of the jewels of @eastcoasttasmania. A 3-hour return climb to the summit of Mount Amos delivers you to this awe-inspiring spot. Afterwards, those looking to cool off can continue to Wineglass Bay beach via the Lookout track, or tackle the longer, 5-hour return walk via Hazards Beach. The Freycinet Peninsula is home to a network of walking tracks that lead to secluded bays that are perfect for a sunny day of swimming, paddling, or simply lazing about near the turquoise water. Hello summer! Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Tom & Ella.
158 107075:52 AM Dec 18, 2017
We challenge you to start your day like this and try not to feel inspired! @gowrichatradi started early to make it to the top of Mount Amos in time for sunrise, and as you can see, it was well worth the effort. This vista - looking out over Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula - is one of Tassie's most iconic views and is a favourite with adventurers looking to take in the wonders of our @eastcoasttasmania. It's part of the Freycinet National Park, which offers a range of unforgettable wilderness experiences for all: from short and easy beachside walks, to multi-day treks that criss-cross the peninsula. And it's not far from all of the creature comforts you need to make the perfect holiday. Nice... Thanks for tagging us, Gowri.
172 117049:53 AM Jan 4, 2018
It's time to stop and take a moment with @alexandrasaxby to soak in the majesty of the Tasman Peninsula. Located 90 minutes' drive south-east of @HobartandBeyond, the Tasman is home to the Three Capes Track, an award winning four-day, 46-kilometre coastal walk. For many, the journey to Cape Pillar on Day 3 of the multi-day trek is the highlight: reaching the precipitous and wind-swept end of the cape known as The Blade and looking out over Tasman Island - a dramatic island just off the coast that is surrounded by sheer dolerite cliffs with an average height of 280 metres! It's a vista that's sure to inspire and exhilarate even the most adventurous of travellers. So what are you waiting for?...Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Alexandra.
131 112139:53 AM Jan 16, 2018
Hands up who could do this right now? 🙋♀️ The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is the @taswalkingco’s four-day guided experience through @eastcoasttasmania’s legendary Bay of Fires region. 🔥 Imagine walking through impossibly beautiful coastal landscapes as the white sand beaches squeak under your footsteps. 👣 Picture yourself enjoying the simply luxury of the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge. 😍 Dare to know more? - You know you want to! - Check out our Story ⬆️. Thanks for sharing your video with us, guys.