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Tasmania #04
Continuing my Travels from the wilderness of Pieman River, back to Zeehan, on to the mining town of Queenstown, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Lake St Clair, Ouse and beyond to Pirates Bay.
Date(s): February 2006. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 105 of 105 Total. 48 Visits.
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Tasmania #04 Collage

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Pieman River Bank

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Cool Rainforest Vegetation

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Conifer beside Pieman River

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Tree Ferns on bank of Pieman River at Corinna

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Cool Temperate Rainforest near Pieman River at Corinna

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Tree Fern Fronds

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Tree Fern at Corinna

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Road to Zeehan

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Beehives beside Road
Tasmania is noted for many varieties of Honey, including the famous Leatherwood Honey

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Cloudy Skies over Zeehan

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Mt Zeehan, 702 m

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Mt Zeehan, 702 m

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Three Masked Lapwings (Vanellus miles)
Commonly known as Masked Plovers and are widespread throughout Tasmania

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Wattle (Acacia)

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Sunrise through the Mist at Zeehan

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Morning Mist on the outskirts of Zeehan

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Queenstown Railway
West Coast Wilderness Railway: This unique Rack and Pinion steam train departs from Queenstown & Strahan daily for a 34km trip through rainforest wilderness up 1:16 gradient and across 40 restored bridges

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Empire Hotel at Queenstown built 1901

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Queenstown Post Office

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Mt Lyell Hidden by cloud

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Cloud cover lifting from over Mt Lyell

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Fog covered hills behind Queenstown

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Street Scene in Queenstown

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Halo of Cloud over Mt Lyell

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Cloud in the Valley at Queenstown

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Sunlit Buildings at Queenstown

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Fog on Revegetated Hills

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Scars of Mining on Hillside

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Dew covered seed heads ready to disperse

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Dew covered Tree Fern Fronds

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Mt Lyell in view as the mist clears

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Post Office and Buildings of Orr Street Queenstown

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Historic Hunter's Hotel (circa 1898) at Queenstown

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Queenstown Central Newsagency established 1912

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Miner's Memorial
The history of Queenstown is commemorated in a series of sculptures in a Memorial Park

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Memorial to Pioneer Families at Queenstown

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Miner's Sunday

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Commencement of Mining in the Mt Lyell area

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1896 - Railway opens between Queenstown and Strahan

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Miners Perish
12 October 1912 - 42 Miners die in smoke filled workings North Lyell mine

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Road Link
1932 - Motor traffic links West Coast by road to outside world

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Peace
1945 - End of World War ll and a community returns to peace

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Last Train
1963 - The Last Train. Railway closes between Queenstown and Strahan

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Queenstown mining display

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Queenstown mining display

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Minesite on Lyell Highway, Queenstown

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Hills denuded by Mining

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Mt Lyell Highway

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Revegetation returning life to Hills
Once stripped of timber and denuded by Sulphurous Fumes, these hills once had the appearance of a moonscape

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Iron Blow Open Cut
In 1883 - The Iron Blow was discovered at Mount Lyell, near Queenstown in the west

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Hills and valleys of the mining areas of Queenstown

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National Park
The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park lies in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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Tree lined path at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Groundcover Ferns

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Beads of Dew

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Green Ferns

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Forest Floor

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Wattle Trees

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Mighty Tree Trunk

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Forest Walk

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Upper Franklin River

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Washed River Stones
Upper Franklin River

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River Stones in Franklin River

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Franklin River Walk

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Franklin River Bank

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Franklin River Rapid

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Bracket Fungi

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Fern and Moss

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Moss on Tree Trunk

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Moss on Fallen Log

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Forest Floor

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Tall Trees

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Looking Skywards

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Reaching for the Sun

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Tree Fern Path
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Beside Lyell Highway

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Lake St Clair

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Panorama Lake St Clair

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Lake St Clair beyond the trees

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Glacial Erratics
Around the edge of the lake are examples of Glacial Erratics which are large rocks once carried by glaciers and left far from their place of origin after the glacier had melted

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Cradle Mountain beyond Lake St Clair

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Reflections on edge of Lake St Clair

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Ferry on Lake St Clair
Note the Glacial Erratics in foreground

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High Noon at Lake St Clair

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Picnic Area at Lake St Clair

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Silver Banksia
Banksia marginata at Lake St Clair

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Lake St Clair from path to Visitors Centre

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Tasmanian Platypus
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). The platypus, with its duck bill and webbed feet, is a unique Australian animal. It and the echidna are the only monotremes or egg-laying mammals to be found on earth

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Lake beside Lyell Highway A10

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Town of Ouse
Ouse is located 88 km from Hobart

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Main Street of Ouse

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Sunrise on Mt Wellington
Mt Wellington rises 1270 m above Hobart and the Derwent River

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Sunrise on Mt Wellington, Hobart

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Pirates Bay
Pirates Bay viewed from Lookout, along the road to Port Arthur

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Dusky Pink Flowers at Lookout

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Tall Trees on sloping hillside at Lookout

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Colourful flowers at Lookout

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Pirates Bay from the Lookout

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Rugged coastline of Pirates Bay

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Sloping hillside from Pirates Bay Lookout

   
 
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