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Tales from Tasmania

Just after Christmas, some of our members jetted off to explore the vast plants and wildlife of Tasmania. 


The tour began in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania. 

 

Hobart, Tasmania

The view of Hobart from the top of Mount Wellington. 

 

After Hobart, it was onto Mount Field National Park - Tasmania’s oldest national park (along with Freycinet). 

 

Mount Field National Park

A boulder glacier, relic of the Ice Age (Mount Field).

 

Tasmanian wildflowers

Richea scoparia (left) Euphrasia straita (right) pictured in Mount Field National Park. 

 

Leptecophylla juniperina

Leptecophylla juniperina.

 

Near Strahan (a small town on the west coast), the group found Eucryphia lucida and Blandfordia punicea

 

Tasmanian wildflowers

Eucryphia lucida (left) Blandfordia punicea (right).

 

Cradle Mountain National Park was next on the agenda. Our lucky travellers were treated to a wonderful view of a mother and baby pademelon (small wallaby) from the hotel window! 

 

Pademelon (wallaby) in Tasmania


We’ll keep you posted with further updates.

 

Why not join us on one of our upcoming tours? See the 2018 schedule

 

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