Tasmania’s Wilderness Waterway

Nov 21, 2023

On Board, Odalisque III gives Briar Jensen for Outback Magazine, the adventurous and unique experience of the true wilderness of remote Southwest Tasmania.

“An intimate expedition vessel offers unrivalled access to Port Davey in Tasmania’s wild and remote south-west.

Fleshy bull kelp sways with the swell as owner-skipper Pieter van der Woude aligns Odalisque’s tender with a crack in the cliffs, guns it between swells and glides into a cave. Days earlier surging 3m swells smashed into the Breakseas, hence their name, sending whitewater frothing skyward and flinging bull kelp like hula skirts. Even today’s minimal swell powers a blowhole that explodes like rogue fireworks.

That’s the drama of the south-west, where the weather can be as temperamental as a teenager. But whether it’s saturated in sunshine, moody and monochrome, or wet and wild, it’s always cinematically stunning.”

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