Being an instagrammer that actually uses a mobile phone to shoot images and video, my camera roll seems to be a treasure chest of beautiful experiences waiting to be shared with the world - like lots of video of polar bears swimming and ‘dancing’ in the water!
The enclosure at @assiniboineparkzoo, part of their 10 acre ‘Journey to Churchill’ exhibit area, features this wonderful glass tunnel so you can watch the bears swimming in and under the water.
It’s mesmerising, and I could have spent hours there!
@explorecanada #explorecanada #assiniboinezoo #assiniboinepark
Gazing down on @tasmania’s wild and isolated South West wilderness, you half expect to see herds of grazing dinosaurs wandering the deep and wide valleys! Haha!
This is an ancient landscape, far removed from our daily lives - yet just a 50 minute flight from #Hobart with the fabulous crew at @paraviontas!
(at Par Avion Wilderness Tours)
Living on an island, we’re spoilt for choices for beaches. And the water is the clearest you’ll see - or rather, see through!
For those of you in @australia, welcome to the first day of Spring!
This is the area around Recherché Bay in southern @tasmania - seeing it from the air with @paraviontas you get to take in the full scale of the regions epic coastline!
There’s something mesmerising about a perfect reflection in nature, maybe because the forces that have had to come together at that moment are usually fighting for attention (wind, tides, pressure and so on).
It makes such moments all the more special.
Melalueca Inlet, with @paraviontas in @tasmania’s UNESCO-listed World Heritage South West wilderness.
The mighty Southern Ocean has beaten the coastline of southern @tasmania into a rugged, jagged epic place of beauty.
From the air with @paraviontas you get a grand sense of the powerful forces that have shaped this incredibly wild place.
The rich colours too are mesmerising, as the thick ancient forests greet rocky outcrops which falls away into the deep blue sea.
Often, it’s not until you personally set foot into a place that you can truly feel its presence and sense its soul.
Stop for a moment, gaze around, take a deep breath… and then the timeless beauty reaches out and draws you in.
This is how I feel about @tasmania’s wilderness frontiers, particularly the World Heritage listed South West Wilderness.
I first visited this magical realm when I was just 11, with my family on an eleven day hike from Cockle Creek. I’ve made it back there only a handful more times, and it’s never lost it’s charm.
It’s been so wonderful this week to finally take my husband @jayedevil into the heart of this rugged place with @paraviontas - the joy of seeing a loved one experience something so special for the first time is quite overwhelming. That’s @jayedevil in the photo…I think this is a moment we’ll both cherish for many years to come.
But as remote and tough as this place is, you’re only a 50 minute flight from our capital, #Hobart.
Yet, most residents will never bother to visit here - and sadly, many do not even know of it’s existence. I find that incredibly disheartening - although, it does mean that when you visit you’ll have the place to yourself.
This is Bathurst Harbour, looking towards Mt Rugby from one of the Celery Top Islands.
#discovertasmania (at Par Avion Wilderness Tours)
As wild, rugged and weather-tortured @tasmania’s South West wilderness is, there are days where calm, tranquility and peacefulness overrule those magnificent forces.
Our adventure with @paraviontas a couple of days ago struck one such day.
It is rare for Bathurst Harbour (three times the size of Sydney Harbour) to be as flat as a mirror - so we knew how extra special this day was.
In any weather this place is enchantingly beautiful, although reflections add an extra layer of allure.
Just a 50 minute flight from Hobart, it’s an accessible adventure for visitors and locals alike (@paraviontas winter special includes return flights, lunch, guided tour and boat cruise - all spread over five hours, for just $290! That’s an epic bargain to an epic place!).
#discovertasmania (at Par Avion Wilderness Tours)
From the clear waters of the coast and stunning beaches, through to these towering, rugged mountain ranges - @tasmania’s incredible South West Wilderness World Heritage Area spans a landscape that’s beyond your wildest imagination.
It’s a place of wild beauty and inspiration, even when the weather turns dramatic and the mountains become moody.
And the light… Ooooh that gorgeous, striking light, that falls upon the land. Swoon!
It’s truly an epic place, yet it’s #Hobart’s backyard to play in - when are you coming to play too?
@paraviontas #discovertasmania (at Par Avion Wilderness Tours)
Literally the end of the road, in @australia! This is Cockle Creek in @tasmania, and it is the furthest point South that you can drive your car - nothing past here until Antarctica!
From the air with @paraviontas you get a full sense of the vastness of this island, and can see how incredibly clear and superbly beautiful our beaches and waterways are.
If you could stay, even for just a night, in that secluded house on the point (let’s call it paradise!), who would you take? Tag them below - I hope there’s enough beds for all of us! 😂
#discovertasmania #seeaustralia (at Cockle Creek)