Today we are back in Tasmania continuing our family holiday. Our last blog post in Tassie we wrote about having afternoon tea at The Springs, 720m above Sea Level on our way driving back down the mountain.

So let’s continue now and begin our walk out to Sphinx Rock.


Sphinx Rock Aerial View:


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The walk from the parking area and public toilets is usually around 20 minutes. It took us a little over half an hour as we stopped regularly to take photos and to enjoy our surroundings.

The landscape on the side on Mt Wellington was absolutely glorious. There were different types of mosses and lichens hanging from the trees and also growing on rocks and around the tree bases.

There were many Mosses and lichen of so many different and varied colours and textures, including rusty reds and different shades of green and greasy. It was truly beautiful!

We find that in our everyday lives we are rushing so quickly each day that we miss much of the beauty around us, but on our holiday we were determined to slow the pace down and to enjoy each moment!

There were rocks scattered amongst the tree trunks.

Along the path to the Sphinx Rock there were some spots where we could clearly see the Derwent River and the city of Hobart below.

Next time we will share about our time on Sphinx rock and our little friendly black visitors who greeted us there.

Until then, Remember to Enjoy Life and Enjoy a Walk in a National Park!

Leanne Annett <><

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