42° South, 147° East

Big Bend-Short Walk

Big Bend is near the top of Mt Wellington just to the west of Hobart. Looking at the Mountain from Hobart there's an impressive group of vertical hexagonal stone formations called the Organ Pipes, to the right or North of this group is a smaller set. This set is known as the Lost World. Very large hexagonal rock columns have fallen over virtually intact forming a labyrinth of crevices, cracks and caves.

These pics are from the western side of that area, looking away from Hobart. Only a 30 minute drive from Hobart and you are in very real wilderness.

These pic were taken on the baby Sony.

Scree slopes and some hexagonal outcrops at the top.

View towards the N-W.

Rough hut if you're brave enough to overnight.

North-West Tasmania: Tarkine Trip 2

Mt Cameron West.

To the north.

When we were leaving.

North-West Tasmania: Tarkine Trip 3

Utricularia dichotoma: Lovely insectivorous orchid with subterranean bladders to trap and eat insect larvae.

North-West Tasmania: Tarkine Trip 4

Trowetta Arch: Two sink holes collapsed leaving this excellent arch. Like many interesting spots in Tasmania unless you have local knowledge you won't find it. OHS rules are forcing the "forgetting" of great locations because they don''t have safety rails and wooden steps.

North-West Tasmania: Tarkine Trip 1

This fish trap is located on the north coast of Tasmania, we can't tell if it pre-dates European settlement or not.


Local Wildlife-South Hobart

Rosella parrots are common around Tasmania. In past days boys would use slingshots to keep them out of their parents fruit trees. Alledgedly they taste real good, and you can still buy Rosella brand Tomato Sauce (Ketchup).

Here's the sauce.

This wallaby was under our rose bush eating some of the celery left out for our last free-range guinea pig.

Huonville Show-Ranelagh Nov 2010

The Huonville Agricultural Show. A nice enough day but a bit overcast.

Hobart City Graffiti 5

Risdon Road

She Oak Road: Huon River ride

Along the western, gated end of She Oak Road through to Frying Pan Creek. She Oak Rd is part of the Tasmania Trail which starts in the north of the island and finishes at the southern end. You can walk, ride a bike or ride a horse on this trail.

The brown colouring of the Huon River (and many others in Tasmania too) is from Tea Trees.


Bright yellow wattles and snow