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You can take a car ferry across Bass Strait but parking is somewhat tight.

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Some photos of Dicksonia antarctica in northern Tassie, along with some scenic shots:

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the harbour at Devonport

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returning to Victoria, I visited the Dandenong Ranges where C. australis and D. antartica were equally common ( unlike Tassie ):

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Eucalyptus obliqua

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E. regnans

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Other huge eucs, perhaps E. viminalis or E. cypellocarpa

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kitsch

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regenerating snowgums at Lake Mountain, 1,400m

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Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:18 am
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Thanks for those Phil.

My wife and I watched "The Kettering Incident" recently and that was filmed down in Tasmania.

It felt like a "down under" X Files set amongst some amazing trees, ferns and landscape!


Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:58 am
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What stunning places. My nan always used to harp on about the Dandenongs. Now I see what she means.


Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:15 pm
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Great photos!
I'm nobody's nan but I'm going to be harping on about the Dandenongs for a while, too. They are less geographically impressive than the Blue Mountains for sure, but the area has a certain memorable "Je ne sais quoi". I think the misty, drizzly, changeable weather I had might have contributed. Or maybe just because my ground trip officially started with a drive to Olinda, I came the closest to experiencing a sort of horticultural Stendhal syndrome there haha.


Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:12 am
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That was largely because of the rhodos I'm guessing. I didn't have time to visit the Rhododendron Gardens.
Annoyingly, I couldn't see any view from Mt Dandenong because of persistent fog and smoke haze.


Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:49 am
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Great photos Phil. Seeing them in habitat is inspiring. Makes me try harder. Anybody know the fern on the DA in photo .023?


Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:05 pm
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Stan, most likely Microsorum pustulatum


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Awesome photos :)


Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:10 am
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Thanks for bumping the thread Alene what fabulous shots Phil apologies for not thanking you for posting them sooner than this. :oops:

The only problem is my fernery now looks rubbish compared to how nature does it lovely shots you are lucky to be able to view such "local" delights


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