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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
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.