TouringTasmania.info was pleased to be associated with;
Air Society of Australia & New Zealand
17th International Clean Air & Environment Conference
Wrest Point Convention Centre
3 to 6 May, 2005
CASANZ journal February 2005
Edition. Cover photo provided by TouringTasmania.info.
The cover picture is Lake Newdegate on Tarn Shelf, Mt
Field National Park, Tasmania. Tasmania hosts the only native
deciduous tree in Australia – Nothofagus Gunni or Fagus. The tree is
plentiful around Cradle Mountain and to the north of Lake St Clair.
The tree is found in few other locations. One of these is at Tarn
Shelf. During autumn the leaves of the tree change colour before
dropping off for winter. The result is a delightful tapestry of
colour for about 10 days after Anzac Day (April 25th) every year.
Tarn Shelf is particularly beautiful where the leaves vary in colour
from yellow, gold, amber and almost burgundy tones.The walking track
to Tarn Shelf commences at Lake Dobson. Lake Dobson is 15 kilometres
from the park entrance near Russell Falls. The walk to Tarn Shelf
takes about an hour and a half and passes through nearby ski fields.
Lake Newdegate is another hours walk along the shelf. The Fagus will
be at its best just before the commencement of the CASANZ Conference
in May. Image provided by
MAY 2005 ISSUE
The image above and on the far left was taken by the track leading
to Liffey Falls with blue flax lily in flower during April.
There are several cascades above the main falls 200 metres further
downstream. The Liffey State Forest Reserve is a comfortable
hours drive from Launceston via Deloraine. It is just a 30
minutes return walk to the falls. The walk to the base of the
falls is a little steep. The falls are also accessible from
downstream. About an hours walk one way. Well worth the
A road connects the
two ends of the reserve but is unsealed, very narrow and steep.
A good sealed road from Bracknell provides direct access to the
lower part of the reserve making the round trip a good option.
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