Tahune Air Walk

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The start of our long walk

After stopping for a quick lunch in Geeveston, dad and I bought a ticket for the Tahune Air Walk, and then hopped in the car for another half hour drive out to the air walk.

 

The Tahune Air Walk is in the Tahune Forest, and is a 600-metre long steel walkway suspended about 20 metres above the ground. Those scared of heights may find the swaying disconcerting, especially when undisciplined children (all be it, 30 something year old children :) ) jump up and down to get the air walk swinging and shaking.

 

To get up to the Tahune Air Walk you have to climb quite a few easy stairs to where the air walk begins.

A nice spot to stop and enjoy the forest
For anyone unable to climb the stairs, there is a shuttle bus provided. The walk through the forest is lovely though, so I highly recommend the walk. It wouldn’t take very long to walk the Air Walk if you didn’t stop every five seconds to look at the stunning view. There is the view of the river, the forest floor, the beautiful trees, or you can just stop and listen to the birds singing in the trees, but because I did stop for all of these things, it took me quite a while to get to the Cantilever which is right at the end near the exit. I stood at the end on the cantilever and jumped up and down making the whole end of the air walk bounce. There were a few of us 'big kids' taking it in turns to bounce the walk and give the others 'a ride'. We were all giggling and laughing :) The view from the Cantilever is spectacular, you look straight down the river towards hill, and all around you is the thriving forest.
Little baby stump
It is just lovely.

 

Once off the air walk itself, dad and I decided to walk further and take the path leading to the swinging bridges. This walk is an hour and a half long and takes you through the luscious forest over two swinging bridges that span the river. I was a bit disappointed because the bridges did not actually swing. They bounced a little bit, but didn’t swing. Never mind. Dad and I gave it a good shot though.


It took us an hour and a half to drive back home to Hobart where we had reservations at one of my favourite restaurants, Da Angelo’s in Battery Point (see previous review). Dad and I enjoyed another wonderful meal and then took a stroll around the lovely street of Battery Point before heading home.

 

This was dads last night in Hobart and at dinner he told me he had had a wonderful time and if pressed, he wouldn’t be able to pick a highlight as the whole trip had been wonderful. I enjoyed showing dad around and managed to see quite a bit I had not seen before. I will head back to the Tahune Air Walk though; there is rafting and something called Eagle Gliding, which provides a hang-gliding experience without going hang-gliding, and many other walks we just didn’t have time to do today.

Sunflower300 says:
Stick with me kid. :) Life is an adventure!
Posted on: Feb 23, 2008
Sweetski says:
You seem to make every trip you go on, an adventure! Very good, I would love to go out on an adventure.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2008
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The start of our long walk
The start of our long walk
A nice spot to stop and enjoy the …
A nice spot to stop and enjoy the…
Little baby stump
Little baby stump
Just a little tree
Just a little tree
The Air Walk
The Air Walk
Looking down onto the forest floor
Looking down onto the forest floor
Pretty colours on a tree
Pretty colours on a tree
Luscious Greens
Luscious Greens
More trees...
More trees...
Looking towards the Cantilever, wh…
Looking towards the Cantilever, w…
The tannin stained river
The tannin stained river
Yet more luscious trees
Yet more luscious trees
more of the Air Walk
more of the Air Walk
These shoes were made for walkin
These shoes were made for walkin'
The pretty view from the Air Walk
The pretty view from the Air Walk
Fallen tree
Fallen tree
Hanging out over the edge of nothi…
Hanging out over the edge of noth…
Looking back the way we came
Looking back the way we came
Lucky for me I dont smoke.
Lucky for me I don't smoke.
Standing at the very end of the Ai…
Standing at the very end of the A…
Wave to the camera
Wave to the camera
Its a long way up
It's a long way up
Walking path
Walking path
Little red flowers next to a hollo…
Little red flowers next to a holl…
Getting ready to cross the first s…
Getting ready to cross the first …
Dad on the swinging bridge
Dad on the swinging bridge
and again...
and again...
Another spot to stop and contempla…
Another spot to stop and contempl…
Fallen fern
Fallen fern
Another fallen making a pretty sig…
Another fallen making a pretty si…
There was so much to see on our wa…
There was so much to see on our w…
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
Wet picnic table by the river
Wet picnic table by the river
Forest floor
Forest floor
A fallen tree
A fallen tree
It truly is everywhere. :)
It truly is everywhere. :)
On the way back home
On the way back home
395 km (245 miles) traveled
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photo by: Sunflower300