Some of my favourite photographs of the year

I sorted through some of my favourite Tasmanian shots for the year and put them into a calendar using an online service and have been giving them to my family and friends as Christmas – New Year gifts, and they seem to quite like them.

Christmas in summer

Does your festive decor reflect in any way the reality of a Southern Hemisphere summer Christmas, or some other aspect of your life that is important to you?

Inside Newdegate Cave in Tasmania’s Far South

he Hastings Caves State Reserve is located around an hour and a half’s drive south of Hobart, beyond the township of Dover. The reserve forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and offers a range of experiences, including bushwalks, swimming in the nearby thermal pool and access to the stunning Newdegate Cave.

Walking the Arm End circuit

Arm End is the northernmost tip of the South Arm peninsula, which sits near the mouth of the River Derwent, south east of Hobart.

Singapore to Malacca

Since I last visited Malacca the historic heart of the city has had World Heritage status bestowed upon it. I am still considering my thoughts on how it is wearing the honour. Needless to say, the changes have not all been positive.