The Living Earth | Tyndall Creek
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Location: 24km north of Queenstown along the Anthony Main Road | Google Maps Reference


Key facts about this geosite:
• The area shows spectacular views across the Tyndall Range
• An outwash plain with glacial moraines and erratics of all sizes
• The Mt Read Volcanics and the Owen Conglomerate


Geosite Description: The western slopes Tyndall Range form a steep and foreboding backdrop when driving on the Anthony Road near Tyndall Creek. The high cliffs and slopes have been scoured by glacial activity and are composed of resistant conglomerate and sandstone (Owen Conglomerate). Whitham Falls may be seen a few kilometres to the south and is spectacular after heavy rain. To the east of the skyline, the landscape changes dramatically and the Tyndall Range forms a high dissected plateau with a labyrinth of glacial tarns and mountain peaks. The only native deciduous tree in Tasmania, the Deciduous Beech or Nothofagus gunni, is common in this alpine environment making autumn a special time of the year to visit the Tyndall Range.


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