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.
Tasmania’s Midlands Highway is the island’s main north-south route, linking the two major cities of Hobart and Launceston. It runs… Read more Sunday in the Southern Midlands
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.
…those beaches are epic, stretching as far as the eye can see…
The West Coast Wilderness Railway on Tasmania’s wild west coast uses the Swiss ‘Abt’ rack and pinion drive system to climb through mountainous terrain, one of the few surviving railways in the world to do so.
For many many years the minerals contained in these rocks was the financial bedrock for communities on the West Coast like Queenstown, Gormanston and Zeehan, whose fortunes rose and fell with commodity prices for those minerals.
Sometimes exploring places that are most familiar through the lens of a camera reveals unexpected delights.
In all the time I spent at Adventure Bay as a child, I don’t recall ever going around the corner of Grass Point and Penguin Island to see the eastern coastline, so the Bruny Island cruise is something of a revelation.
Tasmania has incredible beaches and even the most popular ones are rarely crowded. Venture to the lesser-known beaches and you’re… Read more Ten Secret Beaches Near Hobart
The Hastings Caves State Reserve is located around an hour and a half’s drive south of Hobart, beyond the township of… Read more Inside Newdegate Cave in Tasmania’s Far South