Dark Mofo Part 2 – Painting the Town Red

It’s not just large public buildings and infrastructure that are lit up to celebrate Dark Mofo in Hobart … Hotels and homes are also glowing crimson through the long winter nights

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.

The Turning of the Fagus

Each autumn in Tasmania a unique observance takes place. A marker of the changing seasons assumes an almost pagan mysticism as flocks of goretexed pilgrims make their way to a handful of sub-alpine locations around the state to see the Turning of the Fagus.

The hidden charms of Bushy Park

…cool nights signal a chemical change in the leaves of poplars planted as windbreaks on paddocks of rich soil as well as other magnificent oaks, elms and other deciduous exotics…

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.