Just completed a fantastic 4-day long weekend with emphasis on forest and fungi photography with Wynyard Camera Club members and friends accompanied by Tasmanian landscape photographer Chris Bell and local Wynyard photographer and Club Patron, Phil O'Neill.
Sixteen people enjoyed a catered camp under canvas in permanent tents with comfy stretcher and mattress, kitchen/dining/communal meeting shelter with wood fire and tremendous views, composting toilet and 'bare all to the bush' bathroom. No swimming pool provided but definitely no time for that!!! No need for fitness centre as plenty on offer with hikes/walks as well as photography, fireside chats, etc. Only two leeches found the whole time. The time away was a great 'bonding' time for our Club. Members pitched in for kitchen duties and shared photography skills. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide/host and guest photographer who spent individual time with all and answered endless questions.
We were given a good understanding of the history of the Tarkine and the current challenges the region faces. Guide/jhost Darvis provided a unique insight into the Tasmanian Devil Program that Tarkine Trails are involved with and we had an opportunity to visit one of the camera installations they maintain and check for pics of devils with facial tumours. Fortunately this disease has not reached the area as yet.
The trip was professionally run and the operators are very safety conscious and respectful of the environment. I am sure a fabulous time, great food and new/closer friendships similarly await any who get involved with Tarkine Trails.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tarkine Rainforest Retreat gives visitors access to a remote section of the Tarkine rainforest and the opportunity to experience the ancient rainforest from a comfortable base camp. Nestled amongst ancient forests and Eucalypts at Tiger Ridge, the retreat is the first of its kind in the region, and includes large private permanent tents erected amongst the trees, and the new Tarkine Longhouse – the hub for meals and relaxation around the fireplace. Located on the edge of a forested valley, the Tarkine Longhouse features an open design that allows guests to connect to the surrounding forests on three sides, and a cantilevered veranda extending into the lush canopy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tarkine Trails - Tarkine Rainforest Retreat Tullah, Tasmania