It is Autumn in Hobart’s Parks and Gardens, where our history is celebrated and our public discourses are conducted.
Oatlands Heritage and Bullock Festival
Hardy folk were proceeding with the advertised program at various locations around the town, many of them indoors, or at least providing heritage-listed sandstone walls to shelter behind and roaring fires to thaw frozen extremities.
An urgent need for a photograph of the Steppes Homestead for a work-related project had me rising early and heading to Tasmania’s Central Highlands one recent morning, camera in hand.
In the footsteps of Charles Darwin
A twelve kilometre stroll on Hobart’s Eastern Shore allows walkers to retrace the footsteps of the young Charles Darwin.
Kaoota Tramway Track
The track now follows a six kilometre section of the original tramway from the hills behind Margate to Kaoota Road.
Tempest at TMAG
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…
The ridiculously picturesque bridge and Coal River at Richmond
Richmond, in the Coal River Valley near Hobart, has been a tourist hotspot since before there was tourism.
Riding the West Coast Wilderness Railway
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.
Lost World and South Wellington
Spectacular views from this short but quite challenging walk on kunany / Mount Wellington
Roadtrippin’ the West Coast
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.