The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur

2019-07-30T16:25:07+11:00October 4th, 2018|Attractions, Evergreen, Family activities, Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Parks and Wilderness, Things to do, Where to Live|

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.

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Top 5 Reasons to Love Tasmania During Winter

2016-12-10T16:53:41+11:00June 7th, 2015|Events and Festivals, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Parks and Wilderness, Shops and Markets, The Arts, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Compfight cc The weather in Tasmania and the overall climate are very popular topics on the blog. We have published a number of posts on the topic of Tasmanian weather and here are just some of them: The Tasmanian climate and environment outlined Welcome to Spring in Tasmania [...]

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What’s On In Tasmania This Winter

2019-07-30T16:32:10+11:00April 25th, 2015|Attractions, Events and Festivals, Family activities, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, The Arts, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Clearly Ambiguous via Compfight cc Well winter is well on it's way and there is no reason to hibernate! There is lots to do in Tassie. We hope you enjoy these activities - we certainly are going to enjoy some of them ourselves. Tasmania really does have some exciting or cultural [...]

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MOFO 2015 – Arts Festival Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:53:50+11:00January 12th, 2015|Events and Festivals, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, The Arts, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Compfight cc MOFO, the arts and music festival put on by MONA, runs in Hobart from 15-18 January. This is certainly one event that is putting Tasmania on the international map when it comes to arts events. This article from The Guardian, talks about MOFO and also the foodie scene and [...]

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8 Reasons to Visit Launceston

2019-07-30T16:32:11+11:00July 23rd, 2014|Attractions, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Family activities, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Parks and Wilderness, The Arts, Things to do|

Cycling - Tamar River | Tourism Tasmania | Rob Burnett It is difficult to be completely unbiased when comparing the various cities of Tasmania. I grew up in Launceston but went to University in Hobart and then spent a number of years living in both Launceston and Hobart before now finally settling inHobart. [...]

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Tasmanian Arts and Culture

2016-12-10T16:54:07+11:00March 18th, 2014|Evergreen, Heritage and Culture, The Arts, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Compfight cc Tasmania has an active, vibrant and highly regarded arts community. Visit the sites below to find artists, performances, events and activities that appeal to you. We also promote particular activities and events on this blog. Visit our section on the arts to find out more.   Discover [...]

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20 Reasons to Visit Hobart, Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:09+11:00March 3rd, 2014|Attractions, Evergreen, Family activities, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Moving to Tasmania, Shops and Markets, The Arts, Things to do|

Hobart Waterfront | Tourism Tasmania | Glenn Gibson This article in The Age caught my eye recently. They have put together a list of 20 things to do in Hobart - some well known and some less so. Of course if you move to Hobart permanently you can do all of these! Twenty [...]

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Smartphone and Tablet Apps on all things Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:23+11:00August 1st, 2013|Accommodation, Attractions, Events and Festivals, Evergreen, Family activities, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Moving to Tasmania, Networks and resources, Parks and Wilderness, Practical Info, The Arts, Things to do|

When you move to a new place, working out what is where takes some time. So if you are new to Tasmania, planning to move, or perhaps here on holiday, there are now plenty of phone and tablet apps that can help you while you are out and about. Following are links to some that [...]

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Urban Park Ideas for Central Hobart

2016-12-10T16:54:35+11:00May 16th, 2013|Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Shops and Markets, Things to do, Where to Live|

Hobart Waterfront | Tourism Tasmania | Glenn Gibson Like many cities, Hobart has some under-utilised spaces and the article below from The Mercury starts a conversation about how best to improve some areas for pedestrians and visitors to the CBD. Over the years lots of areas have been snaffled up for parking and [...]

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Events in Tasmania During Winter

2016-12-10T16:54:39+11:00April 23rd, 2013|Events and Festivals, Family activities, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Shops and Markets, The Arts, Things to do|

Salamanca Market | Tourism Tasmania | Richard Eastwood The summer months are most definitely the peak months for tourism in Tasmania, as it is for many parts of Australia. The Tasmanian event calendar is jam packed from late Spring through to early autumn and then is tends to get a little sparse. This [...]

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Go Behind the Scenery : Tasmanian Tourism Campaign

2016-12-10T16:54:45+11:00March 25th, 2013|Attractions, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Food and Wine, Heritage and Culture, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, Things to do, Videos, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

Tourism Tasmania yesterday launched a new tourism campaign called Go Behind the Scenery. You can see the TV ad below. httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=eziM99bFSj0&feature=em-subs_digest In addition to the advertising, there is a Go Behind the Scenery website that showcases every region of the state. Visit the regions section to view great videos of each area. Itineraries are also provided for [...]

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TMAG – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Reopens Today

2016-12-10T16:54:46+11:00March 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+11:00March 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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