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When Greg and Rachel Power bought the Waterfalls Cafe at Mt Field National Park six months ago, a photographic gallery was always their goal. On Saturday, 1 June, 2013, their vision became reality when they launched their Waterfalls Cafe Gallery.

Tasmania, and particularly Mount Field, captured the Power family’s heart during a nine-week Tasmanian adventure for their travel website GreatAussieRoadTrip.com.au, late in 2011. To their delight, the Waterfalls Cafe became their business, and six months ago, Mount Field National Park became their home.

For Greg, a professional photographer, the opportunity to showcase his work, and that of other talented local photographers, is a dream come true.  Artists featured in the gallery include Grant Dixon, Dennis Harding, Wolfgang Glowacki and Simon Olding. Perhaps most exciting for Greg however, is to have his works displayed alongside his photographic inspiration, renowned Tasmanian wilderness photographer Peter Dombrovskis.     

The Powers consider Mount Field National Park is the ideal location to host this gallery.  One of Tassie’s most visited national parks, it is considered a hidden gem, with many travellers to the state being aware of Russell Falls, but having little knowledge of the park’s hidden secrets, such as rainforests, tall trees and alpine scenery. 

With more than 100,000 visitors to the park each year, only one in five experience the alpine region. Rachel Power said visitors to the waterfalls return to the cafe excited by the animals they have seen and remarking on the beauty of the waterfalls, saying how glad they were to have visited. 

“Tourists who return from Lake Dobson and the Tarn Shelf always come back with the same comments; ‘Wow, that was spectacular, I need more time to explore this beautiful place’,” Rachel said.

The Waterfalls Gallery will mainly feature images from Mount Field National Park, with some images from the nearby Southwest National Park. 

“We hope that by showcasing some of the park’s hidden gems, we will inspire more people to visit the waterfalls, and then venture further afield while they are here,” Rachel said.  

Mt Field gallery to showcase hidden gems

A taste of Greg Power's stunning images at the Waterfalls Cafe Gallery.

Mt Field gallery to showcase hidden gems

Russell Falls at Mt Field.

Mt Field gallery to showcase hidden gems

Fagus under a light cover of snow at the Tarn Shelf, Mt Field.