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[9 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasman Peninsula – Looking for Cape Raoul

This bushwalk takes you to the Tasman Peninsula. A 5 hour round trip, it is level for a lot of the time though there is one hill that you must ascend about 10 minutes into the walk. You might want … Read the rest

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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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[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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[14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Freycinet Circuit Hike – Wineglass Bay on foot, with lunch!

Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s iconic destinations and there’s a very good reason for this – it is absolutely stunning.

If you are like me, a novice bushwalker, but up for a good few hours of beautiful scenery, … Read the rest

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[13 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Going Cuckoo at the Falls

Ian Smith continues his Tasmanian tour with a visit to Cuckoo Falls:

I had to move on, I’d booked a fishing trip for the next day and had only limited time to do another walk and reach the east coast.  … 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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[7 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Movember madness – Summer hits Cradle Mountain

November: From the word ‘novem’ (9 in Latin) November was the 9th month of the Roman calendar, which began in March. November is now, of course, the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar. But there’s another evolution occurring for the … 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