Saturday, 5 May 2007

Tahune Forest Circuit Walk - 5 May 2007

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Tahune - 5 May 2007
New suspension bridge across the Picton River near Tahune - 5 May 2007
Upstream view from the Picton suspension bridge - 5 May 2007
Huon River from the Airwalk - 5 May 2007
Huon River from the end of the Airwalk cantilever - 5 May 2007
This new walk was touted in the paper the other day (and in this media release) with a decidedly uncomfortable-looking Premier starting out across a new suspension bridge. The walk follows the track from the Airwalk buildings out towards the old Picton River crossing. A little way up the Picton river, there's a new suspension bridge which crosses onto the spit between the Picton and Huon Rivers. A little upstream a longer suspension bridge crosses the Huon. The track then continues on around to the Airwalk. Isaac and I did it, and had a great time checking out the new tracks and construction and taking photos. It's a good tourist attraction, but it's also true that most of the forests nearby have been cut, and really we'd probably be better off if they hadn't.

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