In January/February 2019, Tasmania endured a season of hot, dry and windy weather conditions. Add to that dry lightning strikes, and several bushfires ignited in a number of forest and alpine areas, including the picturesque Huon Valley, south of Hobart.
Over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, we took a day trip into the Huon Valley visiting Geeveston and the Hartz Mountains National Park. It is refreshing to have seen that not all is destroyed. Just 4-5 months since the fires, and the burnt and blackened forest is showing signs of recovery.
Soon the forest will be lush and green again…
The photos on this page were taken on Friday, 7th June 2019 along the road from Geeveston to the Tahune Airwalk, before the turn off to the Hartz Mountains National Park.
The Hartz Mountains National Park is unaffected by this recent bushfire event, and is open to the public. However, the Tahune Airwalk remains closed pending further notice.
As the forest continues to regenerate, Shutterbug Walkabouts continues to take tour guests to the Hartz Mountains National Park on our private photo-oriented day tour. Instead of Tahune Airwalk however, you will visit Hastings Caves, or another area/attraction in the Huon Valley – we will personalise your tour to suit your interests.