Sunday, February 2, 2014

The great south west

Yesterday we took a flight with Par Avion to Melaleuca in Tasmania's south west world heritage wilderness area, as part of my Mum's 'big-O' birthday weekend in Tasmania. As you'll see from the photos below, the weather was perfect. There were only six of us on the half day trip, which included a boat ride out onto Bathurst Harbour. The tea coloured waters produce beautiful reflections. A couple of years back I read the books about Deny King and Win and Clyde Clayton who lived in the area last century, so I was keen to see what it really looked like. The views of endless mountain ranges and spectacular peaks were even better than I had expected. I would love to go back in winter to see snow on them. David saw a couple of sun fish in the ocean off the south coast and caught a glimpse of our house from the air on the return journey. Just fabulous, highly recommend this trip.

8 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely gorgeous Susan. We've been thinking about this as one of the things we should do down here, after seeing your photos that's been confirmed - it's on the list :-)

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  2. Stunning pics! This trip featured in the travel pages of the Melbourne Age a couple of weeks back, so I already have it on my 'to do' list - nice to know it's as good as the article made it sound.

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    1. We had had a few friends who had flown in to Melaleuca before and raved about it. No wonder. I could look at those views endlessly. We will do it again, but either the full day trip or longer or in winter next time.

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  3. Beautiful Photos! You certainly had a perfect day for a trip like that. Is that an aerial view of Franklin in the last photo?

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    1. Hi Anne, yes that is indeed Franklin and the Egg Islands. Nice aerial shot isn't it?

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  4. Thanks so much for taking the time to blog! Great pics

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  5. Beautiful Susan! Thanks so much for sharing!

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