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December 13, 2018

North by North West

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West Tasmania Tourist

In the very south-west of Tasmania is Strahan and Macquarie Harbour, a very important site in Australian history. At the entrance to the harbour is Macquarie Heads, commonly called Hell’s Gates because of the treacherous entrance and bar at the heads.

Macquarie Heads
Macquarie Heads

I travelled north to Zeehan and Rosebery and spent the night at Montezuma Falls where I saw this tree splitting this massive rock.

Split-rock Tree
Split-rock Tree

Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain – Belvoir Vale Lookout 930 meters

In the foothills of the rugged peaks of Cradle Mountain lies the Vale of Belvoir, an extensive natural grassland surrounded by rainforest. A lot of these grasslands are rare and endangered and provide habitat for threateneed plants and animals. Twenty thousand years ago glaciers covered most of the the Tasmanian highlands.

Rainforest at edge of Vale of Belvoir
Rainforest at edge of Vale of Belvoir

Hellyer Gorge
Hellyer Gorge

There was not gorge at Hellyer Gorge, just a steep valley at the side of the river. There was a very nice walk through the rainforest.

>Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour

Past Burnie going west up north, there is a nice camping spot o the beach.

Arthur River - The Edge of the World
Arthur River – The Edge of the World

In the deep North-west I came across this amazing spot. It truly is the wild west. So awesome.

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