Taking a cruise on the Arthur River in Tasmania

Just over a month ago, I did a post on our day on the Arthur River doing a cruise with Arthur River Cruises. You can check out that post here. I don’t know if you remember that while I was away I only posted photos from my phone.

One thing I did a lot on this last trip was just take one camera and lens most places. I didn’t take my camera bag, just travelled very light. On the boat cruise, I took the Fujifilm X-T5 and my Tamron 18-300mm lens. I knew I would need the length to zoom in along the river. It was a good decision.

Not surprisingly many of the photos I’m about to show you will be similar to the ones I took with my phone, but I took a lot more with the camera, just over 800 to be precise. Most will get deleted, but still a lot to go through. Hopefully you agree with me that these photos are a better quality.

One of the things about the cruise was how quiet it was. The boat just sort of drifted along on the water and didn’t make a lot of noise. You could just relax and take it all in.

I spoke last time about the tranquillity of the cruise and how pristine the river was. It is worth repeating. This part of Tasmania really is untouched, and by that I mean there is no mining or logging. It is so hard to find places like that now where it is still 100% natural. I wish there were more places like that.

We had to travel 7kms before saw any rainforest, but what was before that was not horrible. Lots of Australian native trees, grasses and birds.

I really didn’t have the right lens for taking photos of birds, I tried, but I’m not going to show you in this post. With so many photos I had to cut down how many to show you.

I decided that there will be at least two parts. So this first one is going to be the river cruise to when we docked for lunch. The next one will be about where we had lunch and the rainforest walk we were taken on.

We got to the dock and then they dropped off Boris so he could start getting lunch ready and we continued up the river to the mouth of the Frankland River, I think it was. Then we turned around and headed back to that dock so we could have lunch. Actually, we did the walk before lunch, but more on that next Saturday.

It was a great day and I can’t wait to share more with you. For now I’m going to leave you with a gallery of some of the photos I took on the way. Hopefully you can imagine yourself in this part of the world.




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    1. The reflections were so nice, I love it when you can get water like that. Being unspoiled was the icing really, not many places like that anymore. Thank you Sarah.

  1. Wow Leanne, I would LOVE to take this cruise! Everything looks so wild and beautiful! You are blessed to have experienced this. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

    1. It was very relaxing John, I’m sure you would love it. I do love that I live in a place where I don’t have to go far to experience these sorts of things. Thank you John.

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