It’s deepest darkest June in Hobart, Tasmania and that can mean only one thing….
Tasmanians may appear blase about the cold, but they know how to make the most of winter
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.
Hobart does a good line in autumn colour, and its parks and gardens are some of the best places to enjoy the spectacle
Each autumn in Tasmania a unique observance takes place. A marker of the changing seasons assumes an almost pagan mysticism as… Read more The Turning of the Fagus
…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…
Spectacular views from this short but quite challenging walk on kunany / Mount Wellington
While many of the backyards adjoining the foreshore are fenced, others tumble informally out into the shared public space…
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.
Rather than squander the final minutes of darkness on coffee and the weekend papers, I got myself out and travelled the short distance from home to the shores of the River Derwent, camera in hand, to capture the dawn.