Through the lens of T-Rex Photography
Earlier this month I went to the beautiful island state of Tasmania. Tasmania is Australia's most southerly state, completely unique in both its landscape and coastline. My 10 day road trip was focused on exploring the coastal and aquatic beauty of Tasmania!
We started our Roadtrip with a quick visit to Mt Wellington for sunrise. At 1230m tall you can see for miles and miles. Once down the mountain it was a quick dash to catch a scenic flight into Tasmania's SouthWest wilderness with Par Avion Tas. This world heritage area is mind blowingly beautiful and only accessible by a huge trek or flight!
After a few days on jaw dropping reflections, incredible hiking and all round wilderness adventures it was time to fly back to Hobart to civilisation. We hit the road immediately and headed for the East Coast. The Great Eastern Drive was recently voted the best roadtrip in Australia (a land well known for epic road trips) so we knew we were in for a treat!
Freycinet National Park, Wine Glass bay, The Hazards, The Bay of Fires... Ok it's no surprise it's the greatest road trip in Australia! Highlights for me were finally seeing the beautiful Wine Glass bay, first by a cruise boat then by climbing to the scenic lookout in the mountains! Seeing an enormous pod of playful dolphins while on the boat was an added bonus.
Our next stop was Liffey Falls, this icon of Tasmania has had me wanting to visit for so long. I was stoked to make the quick stop off to check it out before heading towards Cradle Mountain National Park! Cradle is home to incredible walking tracks, a huge array of native wildlife and the stunning Dove lake of course.
After trying to get selfies with every animal possible it was time to head towards the North West to jump in a helicopter to fly over the Tarkine region. Getting up in the air was an eye opening experience. Witnessing this area from above was just so different to seeing it from the ground! The north coast almost looked like a tropical paradise in contrast to the harsh rocky beauty of the western coast. One hour of pure amazing!
I captured so many photographs on the helicopter ride. I don't know what I will ever do with them all! Once our feet were back on land, we had our eyes set on that dramatic western coastline we had just flown over. It was time to jump in the car and get there before the sun went down.
The tour wasn't over yet. We still had another location to visit before returning to Hobart. We ventured down the west coast to a small town called Strahan, home to the famous Gordon River. In Strahan we had a few days to explore the beaches, waterfalls and to obviously cruise the Gordon river.
10 days had come to an end unfortunately. Our action packed road trip around Tasmania had come to an end. My memories of Tasmania will last a lifetime, it really is so beautiful. I'm already planning my next trip! Before my flight out we just had time to visit one last waterfall... There's always time for one more!
By Tom Rex Jessett
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