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The Tasmanian Wilderness is a term that is used for a range of areas in Tasmania, Australia.

The World Heritage Areas in South West, Western and Central are the most well known. However, there are also other areas in Tasmania that have the elements of being known as wilderness areas, the Tarkine and the Cradle mountain wilderness. There is also an organisation that has been known as the Tasmanian Wilderness Society.

The World Heritage Area is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia, covering 13,800 km2, or almost 20% of Tasmania. The area constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, including the renowned South West Wilderness.

Remains found in limestone caves attest to the human occupation of the area for well over 20,000 years.

Tasmanian Wilderness Video

Mr Yummy refers to companies such as Gunns Pty Ltd who are an Australian logging company. While Australia is a large continent, it is mostly scrub & desert with the coastal areas of Australia the exception & Tasmania. Gunns already heavily log Tasmania at 3.4 M Tonnes a year & now plan to build a Pulp Mill there. Impacts in Brief: ⢠Up to 40 Billion Litres of water will be used each year to run the Mill. ⢠64000 Litres of water & effluent will pumped out to sea each day. ⢠Gunns wood chipping & pulping to double to 7 Million Tonnes a year. ⢠Their Logging actions will bring species such as the wedge tail Eagle & Tasmanian Devil, closer to Extinction. ⢠For a Business to survive it MUST make profit. For it to make profit, it must grow. For a logging company to grow & return results to its share holders it must log more & more frequently. Music by "This Exit". Footage supplied by "The Wilderness Society".
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This presentation was the concluding section of our 43rd "Do You Know Tasmania" show presented in November 2006, and takes you on a journey around some of Tasmania's spectacular wilderness areas that are not yet protected, but just as worthy of protection as our World Heritage areas. The majority of images were taken by wilderness photographer and club member Matt Brain. More of Matt's images can be viewed on his website Many of the images are now available in book form published by Penguin. More information here - http "A visually stunning publication highlighting unprotected areas throughout Tasmania, many of which are under immediate threat from logging, mining and similar developments, including the Tamar Valley pulp mill. Containing 110 photographs by more than twenty of Australia's best wilderness photographers, Endangered is an urgent and moving call to save what is left of these magnificent places." Available from More information about Tasmanian guitar player and composer, Cary Lewincamp, and sales of his CD's can be found here -
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Two convicts escape from a Tasmanian hard labor prison in the mid 1800's. Facing a slim chance of survival in the wilderness, they seek a man who legend claims will teach them to live off the harsh land. Made in Tasmania, Australia by Off Planet Films.
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Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey on board the 65 foot fast boat Rumours, with TV Hosts Andrew Hart and Nick Duigan from the show "Hook Line and Sinker". Catching Southern Bluefin Tuna, diving for Southern Rocklobster and Abalone on Tasmania's wild and remote South West Coast and World Heritage Area. 7 Day liveaboard Fishing charter with "Tasmanian Wilderness & Fishing Adventures"
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Nick Duigan and Andrew Hart from the TV show "Hook Line and Sinker" catch huge Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter whilst on 7 day mothership fishing charter with Tasmanian Wilderness & Fishing Adventures.
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Wild Tasmanian Devil feeding on a verandah at one of the log cabins at Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays in January 2008. This was taken in near darkness so the devil would not be disturbed. As a result the video is dark, best viewed with the lights off.
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A little bit of wisdom a little bit of laughter. Here's a little clip of post show Question and Answers from Johnny Abegg, about his experience along in the Tasmanian wilderness... For more info and show dates visit:
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Produced by Radar Promotions Australia, Tasmanian Leisure & Pleasure airs on TV statewide, promoting local businesses. This program features The Party Room, Rivers-Edge Wilderness Camping, and New Town Skin Cancer Clinic. For more information, visit
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Preview of Melash's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor⢠TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Hobart, Australia Entry Title: "The Apple Isle..." Entry: "Ahh...Tasmania. It has to be the most aesthetically pleasing state in the country. From the green rolling plains to the high craggily mountain ranges, Tasmania has it all and we were so excited to experience it. But first, we had to get there. And getting there involved a 10hr ferry ride across the notorious Bass Strait. Luckily for us, the Bass Strait had decided to go easy on us and we had an incident (read: spew)-free journey. We landed in the town of Devonport, on the north coast of Tas and lashed out on a caravan park for the night to recover from our ocean crossing with a hot shower and a stress-free night. Devonport was all well and good, but there were other delights and sights to see so we left the port town to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. We found a beautiful spot to camp down a dusty, dirt road right next to a huge dam. Lucky it was so pretty cos it sure wasn't worth staying there for the temperature. On our second night there the van's temperature hit a record setting low of 1.7 degrees! That's about 3 degrees colder than the temperature INSIDE OUR FRIDGE! Cold weather or not, it was worth it to be surrounded by the beautiful Cradle Mountain where we did a few gorgeous walks, including two small ones <b>...</b>
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Sydney Morning Herald--Green groups were led by the Australian Conservation Foundation, The -Wilderness- Society and Environment -Tasmania-. At its core, the statement recognises the ... - Date : Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:07:17 GMT+00:00
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Stock and Land---...- the National Association of Forest Industries, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Environment -Tasmania-, the -Wilderness- Society and the ... - Date : Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:43:12 GMT+00:00
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ABC Online--The Parks Minister David O'Byrne recently announced new licensing rules for off-road vehicles in the west coast -wilderness- area. But Peter McGlone from the ... - Date : Sat, 09 Oct 2010 00:21:01 GMT+00:00

World Heritage Sites in Australia

New South Wales|New South Wales |
Northern TerritoryKakadu National Park * Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
QueenslandAustralian fossil mammal sites:up|1 Riversleigh * Fraser Island * Gondwana Rainforests of Australiaup|1 * Great Barrier Reef * Wet Tropics of Queensland
South AustraliaAustralian fossil mammal sites:up|1 Naracoorte
TasmaniaMacquarie Island * Tasmanian Wilderness
VictoriaRoyal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Western AustraliaPurnululu National Park * Shark Bay
External TerritoriesHeard Island and McDonald Islands

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