The Tarkine,Tasmania,is a glimpse back to life on Earth 300 million years ago. It is the second largest swatch of temperate rainforest in the world and home to 3,000-year-old Huon Pines, the second oldest living trees in the world. Visit today because less than five percent of the trees are protected and the forest is threatened by mining and logging. It's breathtakingly beautiful—a blanket of myrtle, blackwood, sassafras, and eucalyptus trees covering, ferny hills, waterfalls and gullies.
Gazing up in awe in the Styx Big Tree Reserve. Located west of Mount Field National Park in southern Tasmania, near the township of Maydena, the Reserve contains Australia’s tallest known living tree, at 97 metres (more than 300 feet). Some of the trees in the Reserve tower as much as 32 storeys high and are more than 300 years old. They’re the world’s tallest hardwood trees. #tasmania #discovertasmania Image Credit: Kathryn Leahy