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[30 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Three short walks: Waterfalls in the Huon Valley and The Channel

Waterfall lovers will find plenty within a one day trip from Hobart. They are always best visited after rain, but the downside is that the track to reach them will be muddier. Pack your boots, camera, water and snacks and … Read the rest

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[26 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cockle Creek and South Coast Track beginnings

More from Ian on his travels around Tasmania, this time he visits Cockle Creek and heads off into the beginning of the South Coast Track.  It is a great thing to do in the south west of Tasmania, especially if … Read the rest

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[21 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Top Must-Do’s at Cradle Mountain

Koby Blizzard our resident Tassiephile and Cradle Mountain lover shares her 5 top must do activities near Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia.  Koby works at Cradle Mountain in a large hotel and is passionate about visitors making the most of … Read the rest

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[19 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Ida Bay Railway – a leisurly trip to Deep Hole (and back)

Ida Bay Railway is Australia’s southern most railway.

The railway is a narrow gauge system much like the familiar sugar cane trains found all over northern Queensland.

It travels over 7km of government land at a very leisurely pace. The … Read the rest

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[11 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasmania – Gardens to visit

Tasmania has a lot to offer the gardening enthusiast. The cool temperate climate and distinct seasons provide a wide variety of gardens you can experience on your visit.

Even the first European explorers tested Tasmania’s potential for growing food. Captain … Read the rest

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
A visit to Cradle Mountain on a perfect day

It was great to be contacted by a recent visitor to the Park, Ian Smith. In this article he shares his story, and some magic images he captured,  as he explored  the Cradle Mountain National Park.  You can check out … Read the rest

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[27 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Beer and other festivals in Hobart

As Tasmania’s reputation as Australia’s food source of choice continues to grow, along comes Beerfest to put another feather in the island’s cap.

Beerfest has been running for some years now, nobody can remember how long (for obvious reasons), and … Read the rest

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[23 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Shot Tower at Taroona

When I mention to international visitors that Princess Mary hails from Tasmania, their reaction is always “who?”

It seems that the fairytale story of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, is little-known outside Australia. Mary Donaldson, who grew up in Hobart … Read the rest

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[21 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Award-winning Cradle Mountain

The night started out with Jansz in the Birdcage Bar at Wrest Point. ‘Black tie’ was the dress code. The whole building looked resplendent with its newly-adorned Christmas decorations winking at us. There was a red carpet! On Friday night, … Read the rest

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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Catch a show in Hobart – visit the Theatre Royal

Hobart is home to Australia’s oldest working theatre, which is also one of its most beautiful.

If you get a chance to catch a play, some comedy, music or dance at during your visit, you’ll be in for more than … Read the rest