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The Lanterns
Recently, Tasmanian Francois Fourie shared his priceless local knowledge with internationally renown photographer and Instagrammer William Patino as part of our Buddy With A Local campaign. The pair journeyed deep into the Tasman National Park - an hours drive from Hobart - to explore the cavernous coastline, unique rock formations, natural bushland and capture some amazing scenes. The above image shows the iconic Lanterns, dolerite pillars that rise from the sea - cast in shadow by the rainbow sunrise.
See more of their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie. 
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by ffourie.   High-res

The Lanterns

Recently, Tasmanian Francois Fourie shared his priceless local knowledge with internationally renown photographer and Instagrammer William Patino as part of our Buddy With A Local campaign. The pair journeyed deep into the Tasman National Park - an hours drive from Hobart - to explore the cavernous coastline, unique rock formations, natural bushland and capture some amazing scenes. The above image shows the iconic Lanterns, dolerite pillars that rise from the sea - cast in shadow by the rainbow sunrise.

See more of their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by ffourie.

Wombat Sighting!
Did you know that over 45% of Tasmania lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites?
This little island is jam packed with a hugely varied range of landscapes from white sand beaches to temperate rainforest to glacial carved peaks. The vast natural landscape is an ideal home for unique native animals such as the wombat. Other animals to look out for while visiting Tasmania are kangaroos, eastern quolls, pademelon, little penguins and of course, the Tasmanian devil.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by visitflindersisland.   High-res

Wombat Sighting!

Did you know that over 45% of Tasmania lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites?

This little island is jam packed with a hugely varied range of landscapes from white sand beaches to temperate rainforest to glacial carved peaks. The vast natural landscape is an ideal home for unique native animals such as the wombat. Other animals to look out for while visiting Tasmania are kangaroos, eastern quolls, pademelon, little penguins and of course, the Tasmanian devil.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by visitflindersisland.

Let’s Tessellate
Tasmanian local Francois Fourie has been helping internationally renowned photographer William Patino experience the most of Tasmania over the past few days, taking incredible photographs along the journey. This beautiful shot captures two natural wonders unique to Tasmania, the Tessellated Pavement and the Aurora Australis.
Located just over an hour away from Hobart by car in the Tasman National Park, the Tessellated Pavement is a geological phenomenon created through a mix of erosion and the expansion of salt crystals within the rocks, creating a tile-like appearance.
It is also a wonderful vantage point for viewing the spectacular Aurora Australis, a natural light display that can appear in a variety of vivid colours across the night sky including greens, blues, yellows and reds.
See their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie. 
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by ffourie.   High-res

Let’s Tessellate

Tasmanian local Francois Fourie has been helping internationally renowned photographer William Patino experience the most of Tasmania over the past few days, taking incredible photographs along the journey. This beautiful shot captures two natural wonders unique to Tasmania, the Tessellated Pavement and the Aurora Australis.

Located just over an hour away from Hobart by car in the Tasman National Park, the Tessellated Pavement is a geological phenomenon created through a mix of erosion and the expansion of salt crystals within the rocks, creating a tile-like appearance.

It is also a wonderful vantage point for viewing the spectacular Aurora Australis, a natural light display that can appear in a variety of vivid colours across the night sky including greens, blues, yellows and reds.

See their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by ffourie.

Tasmania’s Wilderness Frontier
The South West of Tasmania is one of the last remaining corners of the world left largely untouched. A journey to the heart of this wilderness is truly special. The vast area is known as the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and offers adventurers an authentic and rare experience away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
Pictured above is a shot of the Celery Top Islands, that dot the secluded and unique Bathurst Bay. Par Avion offer incredible access and local knowledge into this area via boat or plane.
For more information visit the Par Avion website.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus.   High-res

Tasmania’s Wilderness Frontier

The South West of Tasmania is one of the last remaining corners of the world left largely untouched. A journey to the heart of this wilderness is truly special. The vast area is known as the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and offers adventurers an authentic and rare experience away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Pictured above is a shot of the Celery Top Islands, that dot the secluded and unique Bathurst Bay. Par Avion offer incredible access and local knowledge into this area via boat or plane.

For more information visit the Par Avion website.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus.

Buddy With A Local
The light peaks through the jagged tunnel of the beautiful Remarkable Cave, found in the Tasman National Park. The park is dotted with unique rock formations that tell a beautiful tale of nature’s force and time.
Internationally renowned photographer William Patino visited Tasmania for the first time ever this past weekend under the guidance of local Francois Fourie. They braved the very early hours of the morning to capture this incredible shot of the Remarkable Cave. 
See their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie. 
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by william_patino   High-res

Buddy With A Local

The light peaks through the jagged tunnel of the beautiful Remarkable Cave, found in the Tasman National Park. The park is dotted with unique rock formations that tell a beautiful tale of nature’s force and time.

Internationally renowned photographer William Patino visited Tasmania for the first time ever this past weekend under the guidance of local Francois Fourie. They braved the very early hours of the morning to capture this incredible shot of the Remarkable Cave. 

See their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by william_patino

Picnic By The Sea
Have you ever seen a more idyllic picnic stop?
This beautiful location is known as the Bay of Fires on the East Coast of Tasmania.
Find out how this picnic table came to be placed in this remarkable location and more about this coastal escape from the locals in our video. 
View the video here.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by kathrynleahy.   High-res

Picnic By The Sea

Have you ever seen a more idyllic picnic stop?

This beautiful location is known as the Bay of Fires on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Find out how this picnic table came to be placed in this remarkable location and more about this coastal escape from the locals in our video. 

View the video here.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by kathrynleahy.

Buddy With A Local

This weekend internationally renown photographer and avid Instagrammer Will Patino is discovering Tasmania for the first time through the eyes of a local; photographer Francois Fourie. 

They have begun their journey with a overnight stay at the Tasman National Park, greeted with sweeping views, fascinating rock formations and the Milky Way in the clear night sky.

Follow their adventures on Instagram now: william_patino and ffourie

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by william_patino and ffourie

Colours Of Flinders
Island mountains and coastal pockets rise rise at the eastern end of Bass Strait. These are known as the Furneaux Group of 78 islands.
Flinders Island, the largest of the group, is 54km long and brimming with the possibility of adventure. Explore the beautiful coastline, head out on the water to enjoy a spot of fishing, trek up to the granite crags of Mount Strzelecki or indulge in fresh local produce.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by visitflindersisland.    High-res

Colours Of Flinders

Island mountains and coastal pockets rise rise at the eastern end of Bass Strait. These are known as the Furneaux Group of 78 islands.

Flinders Island, the largest of the group, is 54km long and brimming with the possibility of adventure. Explore the beautiful coastline, head out on the water to enjoy a spot of fishing, trek up to the granite crags of Mount Strzelecki or indulge in fresh local produce.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by visitflindersisland

Chasing The Aurora
Tasmania’s sky shines bright on a clear night with the pinpricks of thousands of stars. The Australian state boasts one of the clearest skies in the world allowing the stars to shine undimmed, including common sightings of the beautiful Milky Way galaxy. The natural occurrence of the Aurora Australis sporadically brings this already beautiful skyline vibrantly to life. Bright colours in pink, green, yellow and more play across the sky. This picture was shot near Howden, south of the capital Hobart. 
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by spkruit   High-res

Chasing The Aurora

Tasmania’s sky shines bright on a clear night with the pinpricks of thousands of stars. The Australian state boasts one of the clearest skies in the world allowing the stars to shine undimmed, including common sightings of the beautiful Milky Way galaxy. The natural occurrence of the Aurora Australis sporadically brings this already beautiful skyline vibrantly to life. Bright colours in pink, green, yellow and more play across the sky. This picture was shot near Howden, south of the capital Hobart. 

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by spkruit

Coastal Bliss
Tasmania has developed a reputation for being home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The East Coast of Tasmania is dotted with plenty of coastal wonderlands waiting quietly to be explored. On many a morning, you very well could be the only person strolling across the soft white sands looking out to endless topaz waters. The above is a shot of peaceful Binalong Bay, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires.   
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by kathrynleahy.   High-res

Coastal Bliss

Tasmania has developed a reputation for being home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The East Coast of Tasmania is dotted with plenty of coastal wonderlands waiting quietly to be explored. On many a morning, you very well could be the only person strolling across the soft white sands looking out to endless topaz waters. The above is a shot of peaceful Binalong Bay, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires.   

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by kathrynleahy.

Buddy With A Local
For anyone who has wondered what it’s like to truly go behind the scenery in Tasmania, the best advice is to experience the island state through the eyes of a local. Internationally renowned photographer and avid Instagrammer Will Patino is this weekend embarking on his first trip to Tasmania. And who better to show him the unexpected wonders of the Apple Isle, than local Francois Fourie. Ever since the South African born photographer made Tasmania his home he has been discovering the secrets of this remarkable destination.
We sat down with the two snap-happy travellers to hear what they are most looking forward to doing and seeing this weekend.
Will, what are you most looking forward to seeing?
I’m really looking forward to seeing the incredible cliffs along the Tasman Peninsula. The Lanterns look absolutely epic.
Francois, what are you most looking forward to showing Will?
Well, just the beauty of Tasmania really. People always say I take beautiful photographs, but I don’t like to take much credit for it. There really is beauty around every corner, all you have to do is get out there, plonk the camera down on your tripod and press the shutter. (It’s not quite like that, but still, it’s not hard to get a beautiful photograph in a place like this).
Will, what are you most looking forward to doing?
I love hitting the road and experiencing new things. Tasmania looks so raw and rugged so I can’t wait to just absorb it all and try capture through my lens what I see and feel.
Francois, what are you most looking forward to doing with Will?
I am most excited about taking Will to Mt Field National Park. I have been here many, many times, and feel like I know all the good-looking trees and rocks. I also think he will really enjoy photographing there.
Will, what is that most unexpected thing/place/fact you know about Tasmania?
One thing I didn’t realise about Tassie is actually how diverse the landscape is. As a land mass it’s obviously not huge, but the entire area seems to be full of beauty. From snowy mountains, to sea cliffs and caves, to surf and lush forests, nothing is missing. I haven’t even been yet and I already want to pack my bags and move over permanently.
Fraincois, what is the most unexpected thing/place/fact that visitors may not know about Tasmania?
Hobart was named by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 City Destinations for 2013. According to Lonely Planet, Hobart’s allure has always been its natural beauty “but the recent arrival of the world-class MONA museum has the waters rippling, hip tourists flocking and Hobart rousing from its slumber”.
Will and Francois will be exploring the south corner of Tasmania in one action packed weekend, starting this Friday 29th August 2014. You can follow their adventurers via Instagram from Hobart to the coastal cliffs of Tasman National Park and to the waterfalls of Mount Field National Park.
Keep up with Will and Francois on their Instagram accounts: william_patino and ffourie. 
We will also continue to share their adventures right here on the Magazine.
Go Behind The Scenery here. 
Photo Credit: This picture of the Milky Way galaxy was taken by Francois Fourie on the beach along South Arm Road, near Calverts Lagoon. It’s about a 30 min drive from Hobart.


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Buddy With A Local

For anyone who has wondered what it’s like to truly go behind the scenery in Tasmania, the best advice is to experience the island state through the eyes of a local. Internationally renowned photographer and avid Instagrammer Will Patino is this weekend embarking on his first trip to Tasmania. And who better to show him the unexpected wonders of the Apple Isle, than local Francois Fourie. Ever since the South African born photographer made Tasmania his home he has been discovering the secrets of this remarkable destination.

We sat down with the two snap-happy travellers to hear what they are most looking forward to doing and seeing this weekend.

Will, what are you most looking forward to seeing?

I’m really looking forward to seeing the incredible cliffs along the Tasman Peninsula. The Lanterns look absolutely epic.

Francois, what are you most looking forward to showing Will?

Well, just the beauty of Tasmania really. People always say I take beautiful photographs, but I don’t like to take much credit for it. There really is beauty around every corner, all you have to do is get out there, plonk the camera down on your tripod and press the shutter. (It’s not quite like that, but still, it’s not hard to get a beautiful photograph in a place like this).

Will, what are you most looking forward to doing?

I love hitting the road and experiencing new things. Tasmania looks so raw and rugged so I can’t wait to just absorb it all and try capture through my lens what I see and feel.

Francois, what are you most looking forward to doing with Will?

I am most excited about taking Will to Mt Field National Park. I have been here many, many times, and feel like I know all the good-looking trees and rocks. I also think he will really enjoy photographing there.

Will, what is that most unexpected thing/place/fact you know about Tasmania?

One thing I didn’t realise about Tassie is actually how diverse the landscape is. As a land mass it’s obviously not huge, but the entire area seems to be full of beauty. From snowy mountains, to sea cliffs and caves, to surf and lush forests, nothing is missing. I haven’t even been yet and I already want to pack my bags and move over permanently.

Fraincois, what is the most unexpected thing/place/fact that visitors may not know about Tasmania?

Hobart was named by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 City Destinations for 2013. According to Lonely Planet, Hobart’s allure has always been its natural beauty “but the recent arrival of the world-class MONA museum has the waters rippling, hip tourists flocking and Hobart rousing from its slumber”.

Will and Francois will be exploring the south corner of Tasmania in one action packed weekend, starting this Friday 29th August 2014. You can follow their adventurers via Instagram from Hobart to the coastal cliffs of Tasman National Park and to the waterfalls of Mount Field National Park.

Keep up with Will and Francois on their Instagram accounts: william_patino and ffourie

We will also continue to share their adventures right here on the Magazine.

Go Behind The Scenery here

Photo Credit: This picture of the Milky Way galaxy was taken by Francois Fourie on the beach along South Arm Road, near Calverts Lagoon. It’s about a 30 min drive from Hobart.

 

Wild, Wild West
Leave the urban sprawl behind and delve deep into the sometimes challenging and wild Tasmanian landscape. The South West of the state has become world renown for its impenetrable ancient forests, untamed rivers and rewarding treks. 
The picture above shows the view from Frenchmans Cap, one of the tracks that runs through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The 1446m high white quartzite dome stretches above the surrounding buttongrass plains, Lake Tahune, glacial valleys and endless rainforest dotted with Huon and King Billy pines. Careful preparation is advised for this strenuous trek.
Franklin River Rafting offer a host of guided adventure tours in the region. For more information visit their website.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by franklinriverrafting   High-res

Wild, Wild West

Leave the urban sprawl behind and delve deep into the sometimes challenging and wild Tasmanian landscape. The South West of the state has become world renown for its impenetrable ancient forests, untamed rivers and rewarding treks. 

The picture above shows the view from Frenchmans Cap, one of the tracks that runs through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The 1446m high white quartzite dome stretches above the surrounding buttongrass plains, Lake Tahune, glacial valleys and endless rainforest dotted with Huon and King Billy pines. Careful preparation is advised for this strenuous trek.

Franklin River Rafting offer a host of guided adventure tours in the region. For more information visit their website.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by franklinriverrafting

White Wallabies
A visit to Tasmania isn’t complete without getting up close and personal with some of the state’s unique native animals. The Bennett’s Wallaby is one of the most commonly sighted species on the island state, found throughout the many national parks.
Lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of the rarer white Bennett’s wallaby near the Fluted Cape entrance to South Bruny National Park. Members of the area’s small population can be seen grazing in the open grasslands at dusk.
Inala Nature Tours offer exceptional bird watching and wildlife experiences in the area. For more information about their tours visit their website.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by milliesanderson   High-res

White Wallabies

A visit to Tasmania isn’t complete without getting up close and personal with some of the state’s unique native animals. The Bennett’s Wallaby is one of the most commonly sighted species on the island state, found throughout the many national parks.

Lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of the rarer white Bennett’s wallaby near the Fluted Cape entrance to South Bruny National Park. Members of the area’s small population can be seen grazing in the open grasslands at dusk.

Inala Nature Tours offer exceptional bird watching and wildlife experiences in the area. For more information about their tours visit their website.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by milliesanderson

St Columba Falls
St Columba Falls is one of the Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls with a 90m plunge from Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. This multi-tiered waterfall is only a ten minute stroll through the rainforest from the reserve car park and picnic area. Look out for the Australian native platypus burrowing along the shoreline of the creek below. 
While in the North East Tasmanian area, stop by Pyengana Dairy Company who are famous for their award-winning cheddar. What better way to enjoy Tasmanian produce than at the base of a waterfall renown for its beauty!
Go Behind The Scenery here. 
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus   High-res

St Columba Falls

St Columba Falls is one of the Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls with a 90m plunge from Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. This multi-tiered waterfall is only a ten minute stroll through the rainforest from the reserve car park and picnic area. Look out for the Australian native platypus burrowing along the shoreline of the creek below.

While in the North East Tasmanian area, stop by Pyengana Dairy Company who are famous for their award-winning cheddar. What better way to enjoy Tasmanian produce than at the base of a waterfall renown for its beauty!

Go Behind The Scenery here. 

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus

Do You Believe In Ghosts?
A haunting presence is rumoured to settle over the Port Arthur Historic Site when the sun sets. The site gives an important glimpse into Tasmania’s turbulent history as a former convict settlement and provides a striking example of colonial expansion in Australia.
Gain exclusive access to the World Heritage listed site on a lantern-lit Ghost Tour. As you walk through the crumbling ruins, stretched with shifting shadows, listen to the very real brutal tales of the site as well as the sometimes incredulous stories of unexplained past occurrences. Is it myth or truth?
For more information visit the Port Arthur Historic Site website.
Go Behind The Scenery here.
Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus   High-res

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

A haunting presence is rumoured to settle over the Port Arthur Historic Site when the sun sets. The site gives an important glimpse into Tasmania’s turbulent history as a former convict settlement and provides a striking example of colonial expansion in Australia.

Gain exclusive access to the World Heritage listed site on a lantern-lit Ghost Tour. As you walk through the crumbling ruins, stretched with shifting shadows, listen to the very real brutal tales of the site as well as the sometimes incredulous stories of unexplained past occurrences. Is it myth or truth?

For more information visit the Port Arthur Historic Site website.

Go Behind The Scenery here.

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus