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Tasmania 2018

Just after Christmas (2017), some of our members jetted off to explore the vast plants and wildlife of Tasmania.  The tour was led by one of Australasia's leading naturalists, Mark Hanger. It began in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.
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The view of Hobart from the top of Mount Wellington

Hobart seen from the top of Mount Wellington

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

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

Cradle Mountain National Park A mother and baby Pademelon in Cradle Mountain National Park

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

Ben Lomond National Park

On a day’s excursion to Ben Lomond, the group made it to a plateau of 1,500m. They saw some wonderful plant life and enjoyed stunning scenery.

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet is situated on the east coast. The scenery here is spectacular, with the granite Hazards mountain range and serene sandy beaches.