Bruny Island is a beautiful small island in southern Tasmania, accessed by ferry from Kettering, south of Hobart. It is easily accessible from Hobart for a day trip, but even better for a weekend or longer break.
This is a guest post from Cath Isakson. Cath moved to Tasmania in 2012. In southern Tasmania, you can buy fruit and vegetables at the larger markets, or explore farther afield and buy fresh from the farm.
Lonely Planet posted this article on some of the top experiences to be had in Tasmania a while ago, however we agree that these are some of the must do's.
We had a lovely day trip recently, from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula. Dale's brother and his family (who live in Launceston) were spending a few days down there and we took the opportunity to head there for the day to catch up with them all and to also reacquaint ourselves with the area. The drive from Hobart to Port Arthur was around 100km and took us 90 minutes from Sandy Bay.
Our dog Charlie loves to run at the park or beach. If you are moving to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania and you have a dog then you are probably interested to know how the local councils manage animals and what facilities they provide. I have linked below to the exercise areas for each council in Tasmania.
This post was written in response to a question we came across on Twitter. We have put together some thoughts on what to do on your weekend trip to Tasmania.
When you are dreaming of your move to Australia or within Australia, consider if Tasmania can deliver on those dreams. This small state offers something for everyone – beautiful surroundings, top quality food and wine, a temperate climate and a wonderful, relaxed lifestyle. And to top it off, ‘Tassie’ can be one of the most affordable places to live in Australia.
[VIDEO] This video gives you a compilation of images of the Aurora Australis, or the Southern Lights, which can be seen from many locations in Tasmania.
[VIDEO] This video gives you a glimpse into what you will see on a Gordon River Cruises. One of Australia's most spectacular wilderness tours.
[VIDEO] This video forms part of Tourism Tasmania's "Go Behind the Scenery" campaign. A few stories from the Launceston City Ghost Tour.
[VIDEO] This video forms part of Tourism Tasmania's "Go Behind the Scenery" campaign. Enjoy the West Coast's King River with King River Rafting.
[VIDEO] This video forms part of Tourism Tasmania's "Go Behind the Scenery" campaign. Meet Willie Simpson, the proud owner of Seven Sheds Brewery.
[VIDEO] This video forms part of Tourism Tasmania's "Go Behind the Scenery" campaign. Meet Greg Irons, founder of the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
[VIDEO] This video shows chef Jacques Reymond visit to TasTAFE Drysdale for the Great Chefs Series. He also visits the Harvest Farmer's Market.
[VIDEO] This video shows you around some of the attractions in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart, on the Huon Trail.