Tarkine Exposure ~ April 2nd to 9th, 2017
Photo-workshop with Hillary Younger and Paul Hoelen, April 2nd ~ 9th 2017
Seven days in the rugged Tarkine, Tasmania’s northwest wilderness frontier will leave you utterly breathless from its raw natural power, rich wildlife, stunningly unique geological features, immense biodiversity and precious aboriginal heritage.
Combined with the cleanest air on earth and the largest ocean swells recorded on the planet this world heritage value wilderness area provides as broad and dynamic a landscape palette to draw upon for your images as anywhere on earth…
Our first night will be nestled the tiny hamlet of Corinna surrounded by rainforest on the banks of the Pieman River. From there we travel by the historic Huon Pine barge The Arcadia 1.5 hours down the river and then a short walk to our coastal camp at Rupert Point. This area will be our home for 3 nights on a coastline accessible only by boat and by foot, with the wild seas of the Roaring Forties crashing onto a spectacular headlands, with rock formations unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
The exceptionally clean air and vast distance from any population means dark night skies, perfect for capturing seascapes under stars. Exploring the coast will reveal an astounding diversity of landforms as we delve into the many bays, coves, inlets and rocky headlands. In addition, this is the home of an easily accessible array of wildlife such as white bellied sea eagles, Tasmanian devils, pademelons, wombats, quolls, and other native fauna.
We will then travel north to the small township of Arthur River for the second half of the jour. A beautiful riverside cottage with ocean views provides a fantastic base to explore the delights of the northern Tarkine region for three more days and nights. From here we will explore areas of wild beauty and profound cultural significance such as Kings Run, Sarah Anne Rocks, Couta Rocks, Nelson Bay, West Point, Lighthouse Beach and of course the beautiful Arthur River itself.