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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

ABC Wednesday, D for Dismal Swamp, Tasmania



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Dismal Swamp sounds very black and gloomy, but the opposite is true.It is a piece of rain forest, with
a lot of educational and interesting facts. There are signs everywhere telling about the vegetations and animals living here.
For the children and adults who are young in mind, there is the Slide, an enormous affair only for the very brave! My grand children did the slide twice. They had to wear  helmets and to sit in a kind of small sledges.





Tarkine Forest Adventures - Dismal Swamp

Dismal Swamp   

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Tarkine Forest Adventures is an eco-tourism and forestry interpretation centre near Togari, northwest Tasmania. Dismal Swamp is a natural blackwood forest sinkhole, believed to be the only one in the world. Formed over thousands of years by dissolving dolomite, the 40 metre deep sinkhole is a unique forest habitat supporting a range of plant and animal species.

 

Visit the Visitor Centre, and view the forest from a cantilevered walkway, suspended over the treetops. Enjoy a tasty meal and glass of fine Tasmanian wine in the restaurant, visit the forest interpretation centre or browse in the shop to choose from a range of Tasmanian-made products.

From here you can follow the walkway to the floor of the sinkhole, or take the exhilarating 110 metre slide from the viewing platform to the swamp floor. Stroll along the timber walkway to discover this ancient environment through interpretation signs and artworks interpreting the spirit of Dismal Swamp.

We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with D , in our new round.

23 comments:

lotusleaf said...

What a wonderful place, in spite of its name! I enjoyed going through it.

Sylvia K said...

I love the tour you've taken us on, Wil! What a wonderful place indeed! My children would have loved that slide when they were little -- probably would avoid it now that they are in their 40s!!!! Great post for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

anthonynorth said...

A strange name for a place, but great looking.

Spiderdama said...

What a great place! I would like to try that slide!:-)

photowannabe said...

Fascinating and lovely in a strange way. The name certainly doesn't do the forest justice.

Roger Owen Green said...

does look nice!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

richies said...

Dismal Swamp looks like a neat place to visit. I have seen lots of swamps in Louisiana but they aren't as lush as this.
An Arkies Musings

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Dismal swamp - absolutely fascinating thanks

Leslie: said...

Looks like a fascinating place to visit as long as I could be assured there were no snakes in there.

Hildred said...

What an interesting spot to visit, Wil, - and an adventuresome ride down that slide!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a great D.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I would love to explore that swamp!

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Norma Ruttan said...

Since the swamp is so lovely, I wonder why it was given the name Dismal.
thanks for the journey there!

Joy said...

I find boardwalks irresistible, the forest looks almost primeval. A fascinating place.
Joy - ABC Team

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Interesting place, all the sinkholes I've seen all over the net look so, well, dismal, like they're gateway to hell. but this one's so refreshingly different, and yet they call it Dismal Swamp.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I'm sur emy boys would love to take ahike in a Dismal Swamp to see lots of interesting animals and plants.

Willa @ PixelMinded: ABC Wednesday: D Is For diary

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely spot - the name doesn't do it justice tho! Great photos!

Marie said...

Really interesting post, Wil! We have a Great Dismal Swamp in partly Virginia/ partly North Carolina here in the US. We lived near enough to visit it often and I loved it. This one sounds wonderful as well!

Marie said...

Fabulous shots! The baby is a doll!

magiceye said...

Fascinating indeed!

ladyfi said...

Looks like fun -- and I love the name Dismal Swamp!

Vagabonde said...

Vous montrez bien qu’il ne faut pas se fier aux noms! Cet endroit a l’air vraiment magique.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We visited Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina USA! It wasn't really dismal either, but I think the Tasmanian one is prettier.