Bushwalking in the Great Western Tiers

Although obviously chilly, Winter brings the perfect weather for bushwalking in the Great Western Tiers.  Last weekend we took the opportunity for a walk near Poatina through a mixed forest with stunning panoramic views of the Tiers.  The walk, along an old logging and shepherd’s track,  follows a natural creek line from the top of the Tiers towards Blackwood Creek, lined with banksias, heaths, caves and ferny glades.  Steep at times, the track levels out in sections, affording plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the view over the valley.  Birdlife is plentiful, with Tasmanian Green rosellas abundant near the top of the walk, and a diversity of flora including Banksia marginata and native Tasmanian pepperberry (Tasmannia lanceolata).

Banksia marginata

Banksia marginata

Epacris impressa, or common heath.

Epacris impressa, or native Pink heath.

The view from the lookout near Poatina.

The view from the lookout near Poatina.


Tasmanian native pepper berry (Tasmannia lanceolata)

Tasmanian native pepper berry (Tasmannia lanceolata)

The green rosella or Tasmanian rosella (Platycercus caledonicus) is a species of parrot native to Tasmania and Bass Strait islands

The green rosella or Tasmanian rosella (Platycercus caledonicus) is a species of parrot native to Tasmania and Bass Strait islands