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Maggi Young

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2021, 03:28:02 PM »

Overland Track 2019    Mount Ossa, highest point in Tasmania, 1617m.


Richea scoparia and mountains. On the way to the top of Mount Doris, next door to Mount Ossa.


From Mt. Doris looking back to Mt. Oakleigh on the right, Cradle Mountain middle right and Barn Bluff middle left.


Glaciers have been at work here leaving behind scree slopes, deep valleys and buttress shaped mountains. Beautiful country!


‘Endless Views’ Mt. Oakleigh on the near right and Cradle Mountain in the distance slightly left.Glorious views from the side of Mt. Doris
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2021, 03:34:18 PM »

Mount Pelion East


‘Endless Views’  2 looking towards the Du Cane Range from Mt. Doris.


Mountain views just past Mt. Ossa with skeletons of what could be Athrotaxis cupressoides (Pencil Pine) from a past Bushfire.   Sadly these do not regenerate like a lot of our natives can after fire.


Eucalyptus at Kia Ora.


Some of the obstacles you face on the Overland Track, gnarly roots which can trip you up in a blink of an eye. These are from Nothofagus cunninghamii, the Myrtle Beech, a beautiful rainforest tree with dangerous roots.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2021, 03:37:45 PM »

Du Cane Hut.oldest hut  on the track - 1901 an old trappers hut from a bygone  era , now 'emergency only'  hut


D’Alton Falls, one of the beautiful waterfalls on the Overland track.


Hartnett Falls.


Green and more green in the Tasmanian wilderness.



The Du Cane range with The Acropolis and Mt Geryon from Bert Nichols Hut.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2021, 03:41:40 PM »

‘Water, Moss and Beech trees’ beautiful Tasmanian rainforests


Never ending vistas to look at.


Moody skies over the alpine plateau behind Cradle Mountain. 


Lake St. Clair, Tasmania. The end of the Overland Track and starting point for Pine Valley hiking. It’s also the deepest lake in Australia. Idyllic stroll along the lake the day after finishing the Overland Track.


Overland track December 2019  Some of the beautiful scenery just past New Pelion hut, lovely Richea pandanifolia standing tall under light Eucalyptus forest beneath the high point of Tasmania, Mt. Ossa
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2021, 03:49:44 PM »

Mt. Ossa  Overland Track December 2019.


The classic view of Mount Oakleigh from Pelion hut across the button grass plain. On the left in the distance you can see Barn Bluff and the slight hump at the base of Mt. Oakleigh is Cradle Mountain


Cathedral Mountain looming over the Overland Track at Kia Ora



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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2021, 03:52:38 PM »
  Ewartia meredithiae 
 The Rusty Cushionherb is a herbaceous plant forming a compact mat or cushion  2-6cm tall x 20-30cm wide, flowering in summer with white daisy flowers with a rusty red centre, this one was only just opening up, so no red centres yet.  Can be found in alpine boggy areas of the Tasmanian central plateau and western Alpine areas










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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2021, 03:55:49 PM »

Bay of fires, Tasmania. Part of the beautiful east coast of Tassie.


 Another interesting Eucalyptus shape on the edge of a Button Grass plain near Lake Windermere.


Advancing across the alpine plateau towards the Pelion Mountains. Bleak and Beautiful.


Mountains, Richea scoparia and Cushion plants.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2021, 11:10:42 PM »
Fantastic flora and stunning landscapes  :o
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2021, 12:34:09 PM »
A stunning place - and  amusing to me that Alan calls it a "little" island" ! Not  from my  perspective  it  isn't!!
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2021, 01:09:29 PM »
Well for us on the mainland here, it is a little Island :D :), Thanks again for Sharing Maggi.

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2021, 06:48:04 PM »
Completely beautiful. I'd love to go - maybe one day...

Also am I alone in having a bit of a giggle at the colonial names? I particularly liked 'Mount Doris' (wealthy maiden aunt who financed an expedition perhaps?) and 'Windermere' (we've run out of ideas for names). I also liked Kia-Ora, because of the childhood memories.... [for overseas members, Kia-Ora was a brand of orange squash popular in the 1980s]

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2021, 08:22:00 PM »
what a diversity of landscapes and wildlife  :o
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2022, 10:50:12 AM »
Wow, I now know exactly where I want to go on my next vacation. Nature is fascinating! And you have taken wonderful photos that will surely attract new tourists to Tasmania. I will look for discounts for this trip on hoopladoopla.com. Now it is so difficult to plan trips because of the rise in the price of everything, and I want the vacation not to become a significant blow to the family budget. Does anyone know any other ways to save money during such a trip? Share your experience.
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