Nothofagus gunnii is Australia's only temperate native deciduous tree.

It's the last of its species, a remnant of our Gondwanan heritage. It's now endemic to Tasmania, and in late April creates a majestic tapestry in our alpine landscapes, turning from green to brilliant gold, red, and orange.

Every year, folks make their annual pilgrimage to Cradle Mountain or to Mount Field National Park to see the turning of the fagus.

And every year, I tend to do the same thing.



Find the fagus.

1. Mount Field National Park

Lake Fenton, Tarn Shelf.

2. Cradle Mountain

Dove Lake, Cradle Lake.