After our long trip down to Cockle Creek we decided to make another long road trip to the Tahune AirWalk. We stopped in Geeveston to purchase our tickets, I’d heard that the Forest & Heritage Centre was not to be missed. This wooden statue greeted us just outside the door. I wish I could remember the story, but the statue is of a much-loved resident in the town who had passed away years before. Carved wooden statues make sense for a forest centre! The displays were full of great information on the timber industry. They had supplies out for doing some crayon rubbings. I thought these were such a great idea. TurboBug loved this shape puzzle featuring different types of wood. Eventually he discovered he could just drop them on the wooden floor and they’d make a great noise. Why do a puzzle when you can make such great noise? Fortunately we didn’t see any of these logging trucks the day we travelled these particular roads. We’ve seen plenty on the highways, though. A truck? Inside? Whoa. We headed upstairs to an area with a very different feel. After all the timber downstairs it felt very quiet, almost somber. School students had created this paper landscape of the area. It was quite fascinating, with great detail. We enjoyed finding the different creatures and scenes. JitterBug especially was enthralled. On the walls was a series of paintings highlighting the story of a town that had been decimated by a bushfire. It was told through the eyes of an older man remembering the town and telling a boy (his grandson?) the story. It’s been made into a book and was for sale in the giftshop downstairs. Plenty to look at. This is the view from upstairs, looking down to the first floor through the atrium. (This would be called an atrium, right?) The tree in the photograph is of the world’s largest hardwood tree, less than five kilometres from the Tahune AirWalk. They named it the Centurion since it’s just over 100 metres tall. The view when you walk in through the gift shop downstairs. Timber everywhere! We purchased our tickets and they also gave us information on stops we could make on the way. This was a great stop to make on the way to the AirWalk, highly recommended if you’re making the trip.
Forest & Heritage Centre at Geeveston, Tasmania
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