Overland Track Video – Winter or Autumn, you decide

As we all know Frank is a pretty ordinary cinematographer.

Others have more refined skills that combine a great eye and terrific editing skills.

Let’s introduce Jeff Jennings from  Bridport in Tasmania. He has a terrific selection of videos over at YouTube and maintains a site for his passion,  Sea Kayaking in Tasmania.( that stuff looks really scary)

We came across his video on the Overland Track in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park recently and thought it well worth sharing.

Jeff has combined two different trips , one in Winter and the other Autumn. The contrast is quite spectacular.

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.

Overland Track – recap and reflection

Kitchen Hut - Overland Track - Tasmania

Planning how to hike the Overland Track from outside Australia can be complicated. We met Alan via the blog when he wanted to hike the Overland Track and only had a few “spare” days on a flying visit to Australia to see his daughter. We ended up hiking the Overland Track, from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, in five days with him.

Walls of Jerusalem to the Overland Track and Cradle Mountain (via the Never Never)

Tweet Get away from the crowds in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park? Enjoy a great 7 to 8 day hiking trip in some spectacular Tasmanian Wilderness with some luxury accommodation at the end? We leave tomorrow to walk from the Walls of Jerusalem to Lake Adelaide, Junction Hut, across the Never […]

Platypus on Cradle Plateau? – I’d like to see that


Tweet We stumbled across this fantastic picture of a platypus taken by Cain Doherty in the Cradle Mountain area. It is a once in a lifetime shot. Cain describes how he came across this hardy platypus that is swimming in a stream with pieces of snow: Rebecca and I considered ourselves incredibly lucky to share […]

The Overland Track Tasmania – What scenery?

Tweet Frank, Alan and Leon “conquered” the Overland Track over four nights recently. See Overland Track – last minute post for the introduction to this walk. There was a lot of low cloud, rain and mist for most of the trip, hence the title “What scenery”. We did not see the top of a mountain […]

Overland Track – last minute post

Tweet Frank is off to Tasmania in about 3 hrs to walk the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. Alan, who he met via “Our Hiking Blog” and a mate, Leon will be joining the group. Weirdly, we are all on different flights into Launceston and will meet up at the airport. […]