Platypus, Shipwrecks & Cheese: exploring King Island

King Island

A tiny island in the middle of the Bass Strait  between the states of Tasmania and Victoria, King Island is windswept, rugged, beautiful and surely one of the best kept secrets in Tasmania. To be fair, Tasmania is jam packed with gorgeous and stunning places to visit, but what makes King island really special is […]

Snow and Wombats, Tasmania, Australia

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

I had read so much about the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania, so I was really excited to be staying at the Cradle Mountain Lodge for a long weekend.  The Lodge is about a 2-hour drive from Launceston and handily located at the entrance to the Cradle Mountain National Park. The weather conditions there are […]

Walking the Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires

I came back from this trip to the Bay of Fires on a real high – who wouldn’t after four days with perfect weather, stunning scenery and fabulous company? Day one, first up we met the other walkers. I had struck gold, because it was a really great bunch of people. It’s always a little […]

Convicts & Colonists in Tasmania


My first introduction to Tasmania was a historical one, specifically Tasmania’s history as “Van Diemen’s Land”, a settlement for convicts and colonists.  Tasmania loves its heritage and really loves to brag about it. First up on the agenda after landing in Hobart was a walking tour. Our walking tour started at Cascades Brewery (Australia’s oldest brewery!) although our […]

Tasmanian Devils and cuter creatures

Tasmania, natural wonders

Not far from Port Arthur is the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, which is absolutely worth a visit if you’re in the area.  Tasmanian Devils are, obviously, uniquely Tasmanian, and amongst the more curious creatures I’ve come across.  On first glance they look cute and quite cuddly, however you will soon change your views on that after […]

What a stunner….East Coast, Tasmania


One of the most famous images of Tasmania is the stunning Wineglass Bay. Right at the top of my list of things to do in East Coast Tasmania was to see this for myself, so the morning of our trip into Freycinet, I was up bright and early in eager anticipation! Located in the beautiful […]

Gourmet Goodness in Tasmania

Tasmania, gourmet goodness

Before I came to Tasmania I had noticed my local supermarket seemed to be sourced entirely from Tasmania. This was one of the reasons I was looking forward to visiting. You can’t come to “Gourmet Tasmania” and not be impressed with the local produce. Almost without exception, every meal we’ve had has been delicious, and […]

Around and about in Hobart, Tasmania


There’s so much to see and do in Hobart, starting of course with the famous Salamanca Markets. They run every Saturday, rain or shine, except on Christmas Day. Like all good markets, they offer something for everyone. Lots of delicious fresh food, local arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, as well as some stuff that’s just plain weird. […]