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The Wall in the Wilderness

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Address: 15352 Lyell Hwy, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 62 891 134
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One man's amazing tribute, carved entirely from Huon Pine timber, to the...

One man's amazing tribute, carved entirely from Huon Pine timber, to the history of Tasmania.

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an amazing journey back in time all in sculptures of wood. Very clever and wonderfully done. The story is quite moving

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

an amazing journey back in time all in sculptures of wood. Very clever and wonderfully done. The story is quite moving

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful and relaxing time wondering through The Wall. The craftsmanship is nithing short if amazing. This place should be o every travellers agenda. Please keep in mind there are no photos allowed to be taken.

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Gatton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see place the carvings are absolutely breath taking without seeing them it is hard to get describe the detail and the work that has gone into it I cant wait to see the finished product..Highly recommended.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister mentioned it and it was only when the weather was 'iffy' that we visited. Interesting although better having read a bit about it first, otherwise so things might have been missed.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

An extraordinary undertaking by father and son wood carvers - a "wall" of Huon pine depicting their take on Tasmanian colonial history. Craftsmanship is exceptional, but sad that so few women get a look in. Beautiful building and excellent facilities. Love that they insist on no photography (their own postcards don't do it justice - just use your eyes). And... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The beautiful wood carved stories are amazing. I have visited here 3 times over the past 5 years and enjoyed every time. Seeing a bit more of the beautiful artwork unfolding each visit. This time we visited the café which has fresh, nourishing and very tasty food. We had the soup which was accompanied by a freshly made bread roll... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We were there in January 2016, absolutely blown away by the amazing detail in every carving, they are so life like.,if you are in the vicinity on a visit to Tassie don't miss the opportunity to see this magnificent display.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I suspect that this one of the most underrated attractions in Australia as no photos are allowed inside. The huon pine panels, some deliberately left in different stages of completion, to show us how Mr Duncan's masterpiece evolved was a masterful stroke. Lovely fireplaces, comfy armchairs complete the feel that this is some 5-star resort. The food in the little... More 

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Pottsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

What an amazing man, his carvings have to be seen to be believed. The incredible details in each of his pieces is beyond belief. Cannot wait to go back and see some of his additional carvings next time we are in Tassie. Don't miss seeing this.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The skill and wrk the has gone into producing this is amazing. These panels of Huon Pine have been beautifully crafted to tell see o the stories of Tasmania. Some panels have been left for you to make your own interpretation of the story behind it. Currently the artist is working on panels of the native fauna and flora of... More 

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