Tahune AirWalk, part two

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Here’s part one. By the time we made it near the treetop walk we were getting tired, and the kids were starting to complain again.  Fortunately we ran into some people who pointed us in a different direction than the map was telling us to go.  We went in the back way to the airwalk, but it was closer and saved us a few steps. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? It’s very hard to portray how high up we were.  The walkways were covered in chicken wire to make them less slippery.  Thank goodness, since it was raining off and on while we were there.  The railings on either side were at a safe height and there were no gaps, so I didn’t have to worry the kids were going to walk off the edge.  TurboBug rather enjoyed the sound his shoes made on the walkway, so I could always tell where he was.  😉 Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? This is the end of the cantilever.  There’s a picture of the whole thing if you scroll down a few pictures. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? From the end you get this gorgeous view of the two rivers coming together.  These are the same two rivers we crossed on the swinging bridges earlier. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? The space at the end of the cantilever is not a large space.  And of course, being the star attraction, it’s right where everyone wanted to be, so we had to move on before long.  TurboBug’s totally glaring at the guy taking our picture.  Love it.  (Shhh…come closer….can I just tell you that I’ve lost weight since then?  Yay!) Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Here’s a shot of the whole cantilever portion of the airwalk.  You can see someone right at the end.  We were up above most of the trees.  I almost like this view of the rivers better than the one at the end of the walkway! Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? There was quite a bit of elevated pathway, more than I expected. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? I love the way ferns appear from above.  Like giant green flowers. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? We came upon this wishing tree.  You could throw a coin over the edge as you made a wish.  The idea was to get the coin to land on the top of the tree stump.  (Is it still called a stump when it’s this tall?)  The proceeds went to a charity. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? I have to show you these mushrooms that were on the trail as we made our way down from the walkway.  Aren’t they cool? Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes?Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? This is the wishing tree from the ground.  Seems taller than it looked from the other picture!  The kids were wishing they could collect (and pocket!) the coins all over the ground. Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? The airwalk was hit with flooding a few years back.  See the bottom left picture?  That’s one of the swinging bridges we crossed.  Tahune AirWalk ~ How Many More Minutes? Complete change of subject…I managed to get a picture of a pademelon roadsign that day!  Yay!  I had never even heard of pademelons before we came to Tasmania.  They’re basically extra small wallabies.  Unfortunately we saw many, many of these as roadkill, but this was the only roadsign I remember seeing for them.  I’m thinking they need more signs.  Not that it would help. Pademelon Roadsign in Tasmania ~ How Many More Minutes? I’m glad we went to the airwalk, though we thought it was a bit pricey.  There is another short walk you can do and some bike trails.  You can also camp there, and you can pay to do an Eagle hang glide. We thought this was a unique attraction and one we’d all enjoy, so it was worth the drive for us.

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