For a moment I had the place to myself. Just me and the rubber ring.

Despite its isolation and elevation (1,030m), Parsons Falls has become a hotspot for Tasmanian locals on summer weekends because of the short and relatively easy walk to get there.

A place of beauty – walls of Jurassic dolerite topped by ancient Pencil Pine, Christmas Bush and Tasmanian Waratah – it was a shame to see used toilet paper, beer bottles and discarded Barbecue Shapes boxes on my return. I think I’ll go back on a winter weekday.

Parsons Falls, Central Plateau Tasmania | Hasselblad 500cm | Delta 100