A walk from New Town to South Hobart via Mount Wellington Fire Trail
This New Year’s Eve walk took me along beaches, bush tracks and suburban streets to revisit some old and familiar haunts, revisit one I’d not seen for years, and to explore a new trail at the southern end of Blackmans Bay Beach.
The area south of Hobart offers a wealth of experiences, incredible scenery ranging from alpine areas in the Hartz mountains, dense rainforests, calm rivers, fertile agricultrual land and coastal beaches.
The annual Open House Hobart provides the opportunity to have a good old stickybeak inside buildings that are not normaly accessible to the public.
Tempest is probably the biggest single exhibition that TMAG (the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) has ever staged. Far from being confined to the usual temporary exhibition galleries on the ground floor, the show has taken over almost every space within the institution and staff from pretty much every corner and discipline – from decorative…
… all I recalled of the interior was the very hard, high-backed bench seats.
There is a wide range of public art in and around Hobart, from weathered bronzes to ephemoral glimpses and much more in between.
This week’s naming of Hobart’s Railway Roundabout as the best in the world by the UK’s Roundabout Appreciation Society was probably greeted with quiet bemusement by citizens of Hobart.
Villa Howden blends the rustic charm associated with the south of France or Tuscanny in northern Italy with a well-upholstered and sybaritic comfort.