Tasmania's journal of discovery: Antarctica


INSPIRING FREYCINET | ROB BLAKERS spent many years capturing the images featured in this special portfolio from his latest book Freycinet. See more here


WILD INSPIRATION | John Chapman's meticulously researched guidebooks have become essential reading for bushwalkers across Australia — and especially Tasmania, a personal favourite destination accounting for nearly half the average 52 days a year he spends camping out. And, he's been doing it for 34 years. Here we feature his favourite photographs of Tasmania. Enjoy them here.


TASMANIAN SEDUCTION | Michael Dempsey had explored most of Victoria's national parks before visiting Tasmania in 1997. The State, he says, "had an edge and wildness that the mainland didn’t, and when the chance came to work and live here, there were no second thoughts". See more of his travels here.


AN ISLAND OF BEAUTY | As Geoff Murray says in the introduction to his portfolio: "Tasmania's wild areas deserve to be cared for and nurtured. We have a unique blend of wild and beautiful landscapes, but it is all too easy to forget just how special it is." See why here.

WEST COAST WILDERNESS | Rob Blakers, one of Tasmania's most outstanding wilderness photographers, explores the coastal fringes of the West Coast, a bleak, but diverse wildscape. More here.

MUSHROOM MAGIC | LIZ McLEOD and photographer PETER WHYTE get to grips with the gourmet fungi that Tasmanians have embraced with gastronomic fervour. Find out more here.


DOORS TO THE PAST | This set of photographs of the old Inveresk Railyards in Invermay Street, Launceston, is a small part of a much larger collection that follows a theme that photographer Steve Lovegrove has been pursuing for a number of years. Open one here.

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Southwest sojourn
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Bring on the clowns
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Tasmania, Australia's island state, enjoys a diversity of landscape. From jagged mountain peaks, to coastal sand dunes; from bucolic rural landscapes to Georgian streetscapes freckled with cottage gardens.

Its people are equally diverse and talented.

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