Cradle Mountain short break

Cradle Mountain walk

Tweet Winter has arrived at Cradle Mountain, and a dusting of snow has transformed the summer landscapes into an even more spectacular and magical winter wonderland. With airlines offering amazingly cheap off-season flights and fabulous winter deals are available at most Cradle Mountain hotels , it is a great time for hikers who usually just […]

Fantastic Fagus Foto’s – from a friendly photographer

Hansons Lake

Tasmanian Wilderness photographer, Dennis Harding, presents some images of the Fagus at the Cradle Mountain area in Tasmania. We met Dennis at Kitchen Hut and he has shared some fantastic (professional , not like ours!) shots he took while exploring the area with a group of mates. His ability to capture the stunning colours and wild environment make us feel like we are there again!

Dove Lake, Scott Kilvett, Cradle Mountain and back – Fagus fun

Sue heading down the start of Marion's Lookout

We planned this trip to Tasmania view the Fagus – Nothofagus gunnii – Australia’s only winter-deciduous tree, several months ago. It was with some trepidation, hoping our timing was right, and we would get to see the autumn spectacular in it’s full glory.
We were rewarded by some inspiring scenery and magnificant vistas. In this post we share just a snapshot of a terrific weekend around the Cradle Mountain area. It was great fun and fantastic to be back in the bush after a long break.

Quick trip to Cradle Mountain to see “The Fagus”

Late this afternoon we are off to Tasmania for a very quick trip to the Cradle Mountain area in Tasmania. Why? Because it is Autumn and the Deciduous beech, or Fagus – Nothofagus gunnii is changing colour and putting on a fantastic show. We have never had the chance to see it in full “bloom” so now is the time! In this post we share a mini “how to “do” Cradle Mountain in a weekend.

3 Best Kept Travel Secrets – You have to walk there of course!

Barn Bluff in snow - Overland Track Tasmania

Tweet We were invited to join a project being run by to share our 3 best kept travel secrets, and being  hiking types, we have chosen three special place that  you, and the readers at Tripbase may enjoy.  They are all in Australia and cover a wide variety of environments across three different States. A […]

“Do You Know Tasmania” review

Snow at Scott Kilvert Hut October

Tweet We attended the “Do You Know Tasmania” 44th Spectacular Tassie Wilderness Multimedia Show last week (how is that for a title?) The evening was organised on behalf of the Launceston  Walking Club Inc, by Ian,  also known as  “tas-man” on the Bushwalk Tasmania Forum. We had a great night and hope to lure Ian […]

Overland Track – Trip report – en français

Yann at Lake Will with Barn Bluff in the background

Tweet Vous songez à voyager en Australie pour la Tasmanie randonnée Overland Track? (Thinking of travelling to Australia to hike Tasmania’s Overland Track?) Would you love to read a trip report écrite en français? (a trip report in French) Can’t read French but just want to see some great pictures of the Overland Track from […]

Cradle Mountain adventure – a short story

Tweet Adventure around Cradle Mountain?Fact or fiction?A day hike around Cradle Mountain with a twist (or two)? Then this story is for you! Frank stumbled across a very enjoyable blog today titled American in Oz. He reads a lot of blog posts about Tasmania and especially the Cradle Mountain area in Australia’s most southern state, […]

Win a free trip to Tasmania and hike the Overland Track

Tweet Hike the Overland Track free?Win a trip to Australia and a free trip on the Overland Track with Cradle Mountain Huts? We stumbled across this opportunity today for anyone who owns a pair of Blundstone Boots (an Aussie icon in work footwear) Towards Barn Bluff – Overland Track- Tasmania Head off to the Blundstone […]