Open House Hobart 2018

Thanks to the team at Open House Hobart for another great weekend of privileged access and peeks behind doors that are normally closed.

A day on the upper East Coast

I had a rare opportunity today to spend some time on the East Coast between Bicheno and Binalong Bay on the Bay of Fires. Usually if I’m up this way, I’m just passing through, but today I had time to take my time, get out the camera and generally take the path less travelled.

A night out with the pagans and a nice bit of Willie

The Huon Valley Midwinter Festival takes its inspiration from the old English tradition of wassailing, whereby apple trees are ‘woken’ from their winter slumber with food, booze and a general racket, to ensure plenty of fruit – and cider – in the following year. 

Orford Coast Track

Some or all of this track makes a great reason to stop and explore this pretty seaside town.

Dark Mofo 2017

Dark Mofo has been and gone for another year. The festival expanded to encompass two full weekends of the Midwinter Feast as well as a progressive nighttime journey from Launceston to Hobart stopping off at churches along the Midlands Highway for a series of artistic happenings. My own participation focussed on the activities in and…

Derwent Valley Weekend

I was recently treated to a weekend in the Derwent Valley, courtesy of good friends at Curringa Farm who were celebrating the completion of new accommodation and a function venue. They kindly put me and a number of other friends up for Friday evening, following an official afternoon opening and a very enjoyable celebration dinner…

Sunday in the Southern Midlands

Tasmania’s Midlands Highway is the island’s main north-south route, linking the two major cities of Hobart and Launceston. It runs for about 200km through a broad grassland valley that contains farmland, sheep properties and historic towns and villages that were once major coaching stops for a journey that could take several days.

Kaoota Tramway Track

The track now follows a six kilometre section of the original tramway from the hills behind Margate to Kaoota Road.