Walker Registration and Logbooks

Walker registration huts and logbooks were new to me. I had heard recommendations about walkers registering their intentions. It makes sense in Australia. Unlike so many tourist destinations, it is possible to get into serious trouble in the Australian wilderness.

Wet and Windy Dove Lake

We had a fantastically wet and windy time in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park. It did not stop raining for our entire stay. Our reward for putting up with the rain were fun rivulets cascading down the mountain sides and powerful waterfalls.

Salmon Farming in Tasmania

As part of thecruise to see the Gordon River, we passed a commercial salmon farm. There are a few salmon farms in this region of Tasmania.

Wildlife in Tasmania

We saw lots of wildlife in Tasmania’a national parks.

A Cruise Along Gordon River

During the half day cruise we saw Hells Gates, a commercial salmon farm, had a guided tour of Sarah Island, and travelled up a short stretch of the Gorden River.

Queenstown - A Tasmanian Mining Town

Nothing really prepared us for Queenstown. An hour earlier, we were walking along lush green tracks to waterfalls, then quite suddenly we crested a hill.

Tasmania's tea-coloured water

Local button grass turns Tasmania’s rivers the colour of tea.

Nelson Falls Track

Nelson Falls is a waterfall in Tasmania. This beautiful waterfall is in a National Park, a short walk from the Lyell Highway (A10) between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge.

Tungatinah Hydroelectric Power Station

On our way from Hobart to Strahan, we stopped for lunch at a small park. The park was nestled within a forested valley and opposite one of Tasmania’s hydroelectric power stations.

Reflections on Gordon River

Gordon River is part of a World Heritage site in Tasmania. The river is enclosed in thick forest and a beautiful location a short boat ride from Strahan.