new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Arthur River (iii), Tasmania, Australia

Gear: Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40


Settings: ISO 100 | f/8 | 8.0 | 17mm


Sunrise at Arthur River was quite stunning and being only a short walk from the car, how could one pass on shooting this little amazing piece of the world!


Here is my trip video of my trip to Tasmania in Autumn 2011 - you can check it out here -


My previous video, "Tasmania, Spring 2011 - A Compliation" can be found here -


[Facebook Fan Page][ShutterBugs] [Twitter] [iFolio] [iPhone] [SEQ Meetup Group]


Arthur River


Arthur River is the name of both a river and a small township on the northern part of the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2006 census, Arthur River and the surrounding area had a population of 121.


It is south of the town of Marrawah. Named after Sir George Arthur, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemens Land (1824-36), the river is fed by several tributaries including the Frankland River, which was named after its discoverer, then the colony's surveyor-general. The region has been exploited commercially for timber and fisheries, but today is mostly a centre for tourism.


On the coast near the mouth of the Arthur River is a plaque titled The Edge of the World. North West Coast Tasmania, and a poem by tourism pioneer Brian Inder, who coined the term, referring to the coastline at Arthur River which is regularly lashed by the gales of the Roaring Forties.

160 faves
Taken on April 26, 2011