Cape Raoul in the swell

Colossal Tasman Peninsula

We are underway again and what a spectacular coast the Tasman Peninsula is! Dolerite cliffs 300m high come straight down to the ocean. These giant sea columns are absolutely colossal. There is a catch though: after several days of strong wind, there is a fair bit of swell and the rebound against the tall cliffs turns…

Victoria Dock, Hobart

Back to civilisation

After being in the Tasmanian wilderness for weeks you have mixed feelings about returning to so-called civilisation. On one hand you want to experience more of these primal places where the weather dictates your life and you feel totally in awe of nature. On the other hand you yearn for ‘normality’, creature comforts and less effort.

Melaleuca Inlet from Mt Beattie

Bathurst Harbour Vastness

For this third post in our Port Davey – Bathurst Harbour series, we share with you the vastness of Bathurst Harbour. To really appreciate the extent and size of this basin and its inlets you have to climb those hills regardless of the soggy weather!

Bathurst Channel and Mount Rugby

Cat’s Cradle in the Bathurst Channel

The second post in our Port Davey – Bathurst Harbour series shows you through the Bathurst Channel, a 7 miles long narrow waterway that links the two large water expanses of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour.  Several coves come off the Channel where you can anchor. During this part of our exploration we have had…

Bramble Cove from Mt Milner

Bound for Port Davey

We have been out of contact for a while, but what a time we have had! Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour are the highlight of any Tasmanian sailing voyage. If you seek untamed, pristine, remote wilderness, this is the ultimate. Getting to the South West Tasmanian Wilderness from the North West coast, feels like even…