Tasmania Travel Stories Travel Articles

 
Southern Island Hopping in Australia – Bruny, Australia
Neville Millen heads to an island off the coast of Tasmania and is keen to visit its shores again in anticipation of a mixture of both solitude and stimulation.
Around the Apple Isle: A Tasmanian Road Trip – Tasmania, Australia
Often overshadowed by its big brother to the north
Rainbows and The Roaring Forties – Tasmania, Australia
Rainbows and The Roaring Forties – Tasmania, Australia Lea Taddonio's short venture into the southernmost
Gunning Cradle Mountain – Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia
Gunning Cradle Mountain – Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia Gerald Moller hiked a supposed eight hour trail in
Eight Days of Madness: Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair (3 of 3)
What is the Overland Track? This track is the best known and most used long distance walking track in Tasmania. This said, it is one of the hardest tracks going. Spanning 80 kilometres, the track winds through spectacular alpine scenery, eucalypt forests, palm valleys and open grassland. It takes 5 to 10 days to complete […]
Eight Days of Madness: Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair (2 of 3)
That night we camped at an area below Mt Oakley and spent the night keeping the (very huge) possums out of our luggage and tent – little buggers kept wanting to rip the tent apart to get at the rations so we had to keep flashing lights at them during the night. The overland track […]
Eight Days of Madness: Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair (1 of 3)
For someone who had never hiked overnight before,
In The Cradle of God (8 of 8)
In hindsight my irrationality was equally a symptom of hyperthermia and I had no idea what my face looked like. I was also stumbling as I walked, a further symptom. “Hiro, do we want to die here?” “No.” “Let’s get the fuck off this ridge then.” “Yes, let’s go. Quickly.” So we put our heads […]
In The Cradle of God (7 of 8)
Bizarrely, I removed my camera from under my shirt and took a photo of the track in front me. The track ahead opened out into a highly exposed plateau known as Cradle Cirque before branching left and down towards Waterfall Hut or right and up onto Barn Bluff. Barn Bluff is a gigantic lonely looking […]
In The Cradle of God (6 of 8)
It was here I made a big mistake. After leaving the hut I didn’t ask Hiro to check that my pack was still in intact and equally he failed to notice that I had caught my strap on the door of the hut as I left, dislodging my sleeping bag. As we left the hut […]