Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tahune Airwalk

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
Steven Wright

Now this is seriously good fun and an easy walk, but not for acrophobics.
The Tahune Air Walk, located near Geeveston in the deep south of Tasmania, takes you on a journey through the treetops in a stunning wet eucalypt forest. You wander along mesh metal walkways three stories high and gain a bird's-eye view of the beautiful tree canopy and confluence of the Picton and Huon Rivers below. At the end is a viewing platform cantilevered 48 metres above the ground.
Some of the tree species visible include the tall eucalypts, celery top, King Billy pine, blackwood, sassafras, beech, myrtle, flowering leatherwood and the gigantic Huon pines which date back over a thousand years.
The historic McKay's Track is set along the river’s edge, giving you the opportunity to experience the Huon and Picton Rivers up close. The track includes a walk directly over the mighty rivers via two swinging bridges suspended from the riverbanks. We had a great time exploring a World Heritage wilderness, looking out for small critters, dragging sticks, hugging trees and hanging mid-air. 

So much fresh air, it fills your lungs to bursting point.  A sensory overload of khaki green, an engineering marvel and an exercise in faith.


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