Photo Gallery

Central Highlands, Tasmania

Much of central Tasmania is a plateau covered with literally thousands of lakes, and in places, mountains. The climate is colder than elsewhere in Tasmania, with snow possible at any time of year. Some find it too cold and bleak, but others like me find the windswept landscapes strangely alluring - especially after a dump of fresh snow, as shown in some of these photos.

Mt King William, Tasmania
 
Mt Ida and the Travellers Range from the south end of Lake St Clair

Mt King William

 

Mt Ida and the Travellers Range from the south end of Lake St Clair

 

Frosty sunrise near Old Pelion Hut on the Overland Track
   

Fresh snowfall, Lake St Clair

Sunrise on a frosty morning at Old Pelion Hut on the Overland Track. In the foreground is a pair of sweaty socks I hung out to dry; they froze instead.

 

Fresh snowfall on grass, Lake St Clair

Great Lake, viewed from above Breona

Great Lake, Australia's second-largest freshwater lake, viewed from above
Breona on the northern edge of the central plateau

 

Lake Highway crossing Liawenee Moor
   

Lake Highway near Miena, under snow

Lake Highway crossing Liawenee Moor, showing the bleakness of the high plains

 

Lake Highway near Miena, in somewhat inclement driving conditions

 

Fresh snow around Great Lake
   

Fresh snow on a tree at Swan Bay

Fresh snow around the shores of Great Lake

 

Fresh snow on a tree at Swan Bay, part of Great Lake

 

Snow on bushes near Great Lake
   

Marlborough Road under snow

Close-up of freshly fallen snow on bushes near Great Lake

 

Marlborough Road on a low-traffic day