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[18 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Five best coffee spots in Hobart

Coffee is a personal thing.

What one person loves, another… anyway, I have chosen this sample of places to visit during your stay in Hobart for their coffee or location or both, with five more listed at the end that … Read the rest

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[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jet Boating the Huon River –  The Huon Valley at speed

I suspect that visitors to this site may find what I am about to describe abhorrent.

I admit it, I had a jet boat ride on the Huon River and I liked it.

Since I’ve lived here I’ve driven past … Read the rest

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[15 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Sydney-to-Hobart – the finishing line

Between Christmas and New Year is a great time to visit Hobart. Aside from general holiday season festivities, there’s the annual Taste Festival on Princess Wharf, an eating and drinking extravaganza featuring Tasmanian produce. And the summer weather brings people … 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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[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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[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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[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

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[10 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Say ‘sheep cheese’ at Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery

Tasmania is certainly famous for cheese. With clean air and water, green pastures and a temperate climate, many great cheese makers call the island home. Bruny Island, Ashgrove, Pyengana, Elgaar Farm and of course King Island are just a few … Read the rest