Tasmania, a small island state at the bottom of Australia, who knew it was so full of natural beauty, friendly locals and crazy weather? I was just there in April, doing a whirlwind road trip around a big circle (not nearly big enough) of Tassy, enjoying rainy moody weather (east coast), snow and sideways driving rain (Cradle Mountain), sunny days and cold mornings, and beautiful sunset skies. Here’s the thing - on PAPER, Tassy looks like a tiny place, but once you start driving the winding, curving roads, and stopping every five minutes because OH A JETTY! and OH RED ROCKS! and OH REFLECTIONS! and highland cows and lone trees and ………….you get the picture. Leave a lot of time to drive from A to B, okay?
As a photographer, I love to explore places, and get away from the cities and the buildings, and it’s easy to do that in Tassy. The environment is so different - you’ve got the west coast around Strahan with still water and timber jetties, and then in the mountains with curving roads and a mining-devastated landscape (although beautiful in its own way), there’s sea stacks and big rocks and crashing ocean waves, and who could ever go past the stunning Bay of Fires, with turquoise waters, white sand and orangey-red rocks.
I feel like Tasmania is like a mini-New Zealand in a way, so much to photograph, and so much to do: hiking, walking, camping, all of the things i love to experience with nature as a backdrop. In fact I love it so much, i’m now sharing it with photographers - running photography workshops down there (check out info on my next trip under Workshops). xx