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A Guide to the Fantastic Food on Bruny Island Tasmania

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Bruny Island is just off the east coast of Tasmania, and the food on Bruny Island is fantastic! At nearly 100 kilometers long there is plenty to do. Access is via the ferry from Kettering. In an amazing size comparison Bruny Island is the same land mass as Singapore! While Singapore has a population of over 5.5 million, Bruny Island has a permanent population of only 650! You can select a theme for the day- explore the wildlife, try the … Read More

Wine Tasting in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania: A Day Well Spent

It is hard to pick which was better the wine, lunch or the scenery! What is not hard to decide is we had a fantastic day exploring the wines of the Tamar Valley. If you aren’t familiar with the Tamar Valley, we are in northern Tasmania just outside of Launceston. The area is known for its white wines and it’s Pinot Noir, grape varietals that do well in cool climates. Throughout the Tamar Valley there are over 30 vineyards, most … Read More

Spectacular Hiking in the Bay of Fires in Tasmania

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Late Sunday afternoon it rains heavily as we travel toward Launceston. I am counting my lucky stars we have successfully completed hiking in the Bay of Fires before this bad weather reached us. Having just finished three days of hiking in the Bay of Fires along the pristine and undeveloped beaches of northeast Tasmania. It’s mesmerizingly beautiful walking along a coastline which is just stunning in its beauty: white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and birds and wildlife to keep … Read More

On the Trail of Great Whisky in Tasmania

In the mid 1800’s the Governor of Tasmania imposed a prohibition on making distilled spirits. Apparently there was a bit of a drinking problem on the island and the number of distilleries was more than partly to blame. As time passed, the prohibition was forgotten until 1992 when Bill Lark (of what is now Lark Distillery) wanted to start a craft whisky distillery in Tasmania. Luckily for us he did as the whisky in Tasmania is fantastic! Luckily for whisky … Read More

Things To Do in Hobart: Weekend Itinerary For Up To 3 Days in Tasmania

Hobart is small enough to explore in a weekend and big enough to have plenty to do to keep you busy. So if you haven’t been to Hobart yet, what are you waiting for- here is everything you need for a great weekend escape in Hobart. Visit Salamanca Market Let’s start the weekend off right with a stop to the Salamanca Market on Saturday. Held near the waterfront this market is a Tasmanian institution. It sells baked goods, prepared foods, … Read More