Overland Track Day 5: Kia Ora Falls

24 August 2017, Overland Track (Kia Ora Hut (Rest Day)), Tasmania

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Today was a rest day at Kia Ora Hut and in the afternoon we went for an excursion to nearby Kia Ora waterfall, scrambling over the buttongrass and sometimes sinking deep into the spaces between the clumps.

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This was finally an opportunity to use the tripod so the first three and last three images in this post were taken using the tripod.

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Rapids below the waterfall.

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Trees with lichen near the waterfall.

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Alpine yellow gum.

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Close-up of lichen on a tree.

These two images are focus stacked (combining multiple images with different points of focus) and you really have to click on one to see it larger and appreciate the depth of detail.

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Lichen again, different tree.

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A view from the hut verandah in late afternoon, Cathedral Mountain in the background, buttongrass moorland in the front.  A rare case of a hut with a view.

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