The Tasmanian highlands host a riot of colour as part of the annual turning of the fagus.
The fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, red and orange during the cooler autumn months. It is Australia’s only cold climate -deciduous tree and is only found in Tasmania.
The turning of the fagus attracts visitors to the Mount Field and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks, where the viewing is the most accessible.
Fagus prefers cool, damp places, so it is best seen in the remote highlands.
From mid-April to early May, visitors can view the turning of the fagus on the Tarn Shelf and at Lake Fenton at Mount Field National Park, where there is an observation area.