It was great to see so many Taswegians making the pilgrimage through rocks and mud to witness the phenomena of the Disappearing Tarn.

The Disappearing Tarn is a stunning temporary azure waterhole that forms in scree fields part way down the slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The thing is it only appears once every few years, when weather conditions are just right (heavy rain from the east over several days), and in a matter of days drains away.

Add in post COVID isolation and extensive media coverage of the tarn, and hundreds of locals per day have been seizing the opportunity to re-connect to Tassie’s awesome natural wonders.

Not everyone thinks it’s a good thing so many people are visiting the tarn. I think it’s awesome!

The Disappearing Tarn, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Tasmania

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