More Speed Limit Changes for Hobart Roads

2019-07-30T16:32:11+10:00July 17th, 2014|News, Practical Info|

The Hobart City Council is proposing a further 10 roads have speed limits reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h. This follows the reduction of speed limits on a number of CBD roads in 2011. The story below from The Mercury Newspaper provides some of the background. However, the article is not clear in the statistics provided, as the [...]

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Tasmanian Whisky Wins World Single Malt Title

2016-12-10T16:54:07+10:00March 31st, 2014|Food and Wine, News|

Photo Credit: (Jerzy Durczak) via Compfight cc Whisky has certainly taken off in Tasmania and there are now quite a few producers with very good reputations. The Sullivan's Cove French Oak Cask whisky from Tasmania Distillery has now taken out the award for best single malt at the World Whisky Awards in London. [...]

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Hobart Sixth Friendliest Places to Live in Australia

2016-12-10T16:54:11+10:00February 3rd, 2014|Moving to Tasmania, News|

Mt Wellington | Tourism Tasmania | Nick Osborne A recent story in The Mercury reported on the Suncorp Bank Family Friendly City research, placing Hobart as number six in Australia. Not a bad result at all. You can download the full report here. Hobart takes out sixth spot in report on nation's top [...]

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Tasmanian Devils Released on Maria Island

2016-12-10T16:54:16+10:00November 11th, 2013|News, Parks and Wilderness|

Tasmanian Devil | Tourism Tasmania | Chris McLennan You may be aware of the Save the Tasmanian Devil program which is working to breed healthy Tasmania Devils which are free from the cancerous facial tumour that has infected the population. Last week eleven devils, bred interstate, were released on Maria Island, off the [...]

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TMAG – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Reopens Today

2016-12-10T16:54:46+10:00March 15th, 2013|Attractions, Family activities, Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, News, The Arts, Things to do, Where to Live|

Hobart Waterfront | Tourism Tasmania | Geoff Murray The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - known as TMAG - reopens today after a closure of several months to complete a major renovation, rebuild and introduction of many new galleries and spaces. You can visit TMAG on the Hobart Waterfront for free (except for [...]

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Property in Tasmania – sales over $1M

2016-12-10T16:54:47+10:00March 15th, 2013|Buying a home, Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Mt Wellington | Tourism Tasmania | Nick Osborne It wasn't so many years ago that properties for sale for $1M in Hobart was a very rare event. Of course the asking price is not always the same as the eventual selling price, it is still an indicator of how things have changed. Looking [...]

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December 2012 Property Report for Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:50+10:00February 27th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania released it's December Quarter Property Report recently. Some highlights from the report follow. Most Expensive Suburbs/Towns Acton Park - $605,000 Sandy Bay - $567,500 Sandford - $530,000 Mount Stuart - $487,500 Taroona - $482,575 Mount Nelson - $467,000 South Hobart - $464,500 Tranmere - $462,500 New Town - $440,000 [...]

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Australian Tourism Awards – Tasmania on Top with 5 Golds

2019-07-30T16:32:11+10:00February 16th, 2013|Accommodation, Attractions, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, News, Parks and Wilderness, Practical Info, Things to do, West Coast Tasmania|

Tassie's Golden Tourism Triumph Tasmania has punched well above its weight in last night's Australian Tourism Awards, winning Gold in 5 categories, Silver in one category and Bronze in five categories. Tasmania has confirmed its status as Australia's premier tourism destination. All of the awarded attractions can be enjoyed by locals as well as tourists. [...]

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Water charges when renting a property in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:53+10:00February 1st, 2013|Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home|

Battery Point | Tourism Tasmania | John de la Roche The method of metering and charging for water consumption has changed in Tasmania in the past year. Where once water was a part of the council rates paid by property owners, it is now metered. Property owners receive invoices from one of three [...]

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Is it time for a sea change or tree change to Tasmania?

2016-12-10T16:54:54+10:00January 17th, 2013|Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Evergreen, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Hobart Waterfront A new year and time away from work is often when we start thinking about changing our life. For many this is about moving to a new place and establish a new lifestyle. Have you been holidaying somewhere beautiful and wishing it was forever? Perhaps you have been to Tassie [...]

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September 2012 Quarterly Property Report – from Real Estate Institute of Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:55+10:00November 30th, 2012|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) has released the REIT Property Quarterly Report, September 2012. The overall Tasmania results include sales that are not included in the regions reported, and as such are not an aggregate of just the regions reported. There are other parts of the state that are not in the regional [...]

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