(Tassie Trip) Day 5 – Cape Tourville

July 10, 2015

So here we are still on epic Day 5 of our Tassie trip exploring Freycinet National Park.  After completing our second walk to Sleepy Bay (the first walk being to Wineglass Bay Lookout), the next walk we did was the Cape Tourville lighthouse walk (Walk No. 3 on the map in my last Tassie post), the easiest walk we could find in Freycinet National Park!

This walk is a 20 minute circuit walk with lovely wide pathways and boardwalks wrapping around cliff edges.  There are magnificent views across to Lemon Bight and Mount Forestier and a birdseye view of ‘The Nuggets’.

The extra gem you get on this walk is seeing the Cape Tourville Lighthouse which was erected in 1971.  It replaced the inaccessible Cape Forestier Lighthouse on Lemon Rock which was decommissioned the same year.  The lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.

I took quite a few photo’s but far too  many of the same thing so it was quite easy to cut the photo’s down to just these five.  I had a battle on my hands with the strong sun in the sky (see final image) and had to be careful how I framed my shots for this reason.  For the photography enthusiasts I have included camera settings.  Apologies – I forgot to do this last post!

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From Cape Tourville looking towards Lemon Bight and Cape Forestier

From Cape Tourville looking towards Lemon Bight and Cape Forestier

Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/250s ISO: 200

lighthouse, cape tourville, freycinet national park

Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/1000s ISO: 200

lighthouse, cape tourville, freycinet national park
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/200s ISO: 200

the nuggets, freycinet national park, tasmania

The Nuggets

Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/200s ISO: 200

cape tourville, freycinet national park, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/200s ISO: 200

Sadly, now it was time that we leave Freycinet National Park.  We had accommodation for the night booked at a B&B at St Mary’s and needed to be on our way.  We had no idea though that St Mary’s was up in the mountains and that we had lots of long, winding, mountainous roads to navigate before we would finally reach our destination – just before dark.  Trust me though, the drive was worth it!  Pop back to the blog next Wednesday to find out why!

Here’s where to go to see Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, and Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay and Day 5 – Sleepy Bay of our Tassie Trip!

Ciao for now,


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  • Reply Deborah July 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Oh Min… more beautiful photos! It’s very overcast here today so quite lovely to see such blue skies!

    • Reply Min July 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks Deb! I know what you mean about the weather. I was hoping to get some time out in the sun today before the big chill hits. It was too cloudy so no such luck!

  • Reply PatrickC July 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Min these five are excellent. The differing shades of blue in the first photo are fantastic. I feels like whilst it was a bright day the “open” sky might have had a bit of chill in it. The scenery is stunning. In the photo of the two little rock islands the way you have framed the clouds draws your eyes deep into the photo and toward the upper centre. Again whilst you say the light was very bright you have done a great job ensuring a really good and balanced exposure. A tip if I may to help with really bright days is to invest in a circular polarising lens for your kit it will help reduce the glare and potential flare in your photographs.

    I love light houses but especially the old manned ones. I would have enjoyed the life of a light house keeper.

    Thanks for sharing your art with us once more Min.



    • Reply Min July 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks Patrick! Oh yes I know what you mean about the polarizing filter. I’ve been wanting one for ages. It’s on my ‘wish list’. I also want it because I would like to do some long exposure shots here at the waterfront. I love lighthouses too. One of my favourites is the one at Cape Byron at Byron Bay. 🙂

      • Reply PatrickC July 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

        The light houses at Aireys Inlet, Cape Otway and Port Fairy are my favourites. When I was a little boy I used to concoct stories about them in my head. I was especially fascinated by the wreck of the Loch Ard and its story (and how the famous inlet was then named Loch Ard Gorge).

        My love for the sea and coast must stem from my DNA the Maltese are historically sea people living on that tiny island in the Mediterranean. Of course Australia is the worlds largest island. For me I grew up close to beaches, be they the bay beach of suburban Altona in the 1960’s and early 70’s to the Bellarine and the Great Ocean road from the mid 1970’s to now. I have always loved the sea especially in winter. I used to sit enthralled by “The Ghost and Mrs Muir, that cemented my desire to be close to the sea and my favourite “Little Golden Book” which I still have was ‘Scupper the Sailor Dog”.

        Being a bit of a solitary person at times reading the accounts of the remote Australian light houses and their keepers always appealed to me. One day I would like to travel along the West Australian coastline and explore them.

        Min a good quality circular polariser should be got for around $200 which is not too bad I suppose.

        Have a great weekend. The hail is coming down at the moment here in Geelong but I have my Age newspaper and a hot cup of black tea and am pretty content.

        Ciao for now.


        • Reply Min July 13, 2015 at 12:10 pm

          Sounds like you had a wonderful imaginative mind as a child Patrick! I will have to Google the lighthouses you mention. Of course, I only know the ones I have seen which are not too many. I didn’t know you were of Maltese heritage. I must say I am fond of the ocean (and live right on Moreton Bay here in Queensland) and I enjoy winter too – but you know that already! lol I remember watching a documentary once about a man who lived in a lighthouse on a remote island that was very, very cold somewhere – I can’t recall where it was though! Maybe I’ll put the polariser on my wish list for Christmas! Bet it’s cold there in Geelong now. Very cold here in Brisbane at the moment. I love it but I’m sure there are many who don’t! 😉

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 10, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I love reading about your Tassie trip and seeing your stunning photos! Will be back again next week for the next installment 🙂

    • Reply Min July 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks so much Ingrid. The photo’s next Wednesday will be much different. No coastline, no rocks! 🙂

  • Reply Nerida July 11, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for the details about each photo. The clarity of your photos are great – I feel I could reach out and touch the rocks. My favourite of the group is the first photo, I can’t explain why but I keep getting drawn to it. Thanks also to Patrick as after I read his comments I went back for another look and agreed with him.I now have a wide angle lens on my wish list, as well as a holiday to Freycinet National Park.

    • Reply Min July 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Hi there Nerida – no problem about providing the camera settings. Sorry I forgot to do that the previous week. Thank you so much for your feedback on the photo’s. It’s always nice to hear which one people like the best. If you love landscape photography, a wide angle lens is a must. They are also fantastic for real estate photography – internal shots etc. Hope you get that holiday to Freycinet National Park. It’s gorgeous there! 🙂

  • Reply Grace July 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    More beautiful captures, Min! Lighthouses are one of my favourites subjects for photography x

    • Reply Min July 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Grace! 🙂 x

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