Myrtle tree, Pine Valley, Tasmania.

Ancient Myrtle Tree (Pine Valley, Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park)

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > CRADLE MOUNTAIN – LAKE ST. CLAIR NATIONAL PARK AND THE OVERLAND TRACK – TASMANIA > Ancient Myrtle Tree (Pine Valley, Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park)

 

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park World Heritage Area features a variety of different landscapes including buttongrass moorlands, temperate rainforests and untamed alpine areas and mountain peaks. It is home to many precious endemic and endangered plants and animals, such as Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles and 1000+ year old King Billy pines.

 

The track to Pine Valley is a side track from off of the Overland Track with continuing tracks into the Labyrinth, The Acropolis and the DuCane Range. It is accessed about an hour north of Narcissus Hut, the final hut on the Overland Track. This large, Tasmanian myrtle tree (nothofagus cunninghamii) has been living in Pine Valley for possibly over 200 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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