Corinna – Part Two

Our second night at Corinna was very clear. The temperature was mild and the stars in the sky shone like diamonds. I managed to get a reasonable photo of the milky way between the trees near our cabin. Going back inside, I spied a number of little wallabies eating the grass and some possums sitting…

Corinna – Part One

Last week we spent a few days at a little ‘resort’ in the Tasmanian Tarkine Wilderness at a location called Corinna. This is a remote historic mining town set in pristine rainforest surrounded by stunning wilderness and impressive nature. It’s located at the southern end of the Tarkine wilderness and is set amongst rainforest on…

Tassie Weekend

This last weekend was one in which we had some free time so we decided to get away to Hobart for a quiet weekend. Our flight arrived early on Friday morning so we headed straight down to to the historic town of Richmond to see some of its old buildings and the famous convict built bridge.…

MONA – Hobart

We flew down to Hobart on Saturday to spend this weekend looking at some of the new things that we hadn’t seen before. The weather was cool with some occasional drizzle, but overall we found it to be quite mild and comfortable. On Saturday night, we were able to catch up with our friends Steve…

SW Tasmania

It was with an air of anticipation that, along with four friends, I climbed into one of Par Avion’s small Britten Norman Islander aircraft to head to SW Tasmania. Having decided that we were too old to walk the long seven day route from Cockle Creek around the South Coast Track, we decided to fly…

A Circuit of Tasmania

April 2010 saw us travelling around Tasmania with a group of friends from our church in a little 25 seater bus, with me as the driver. It is always interesting to visit the ‘Island State’ and it’s certainly very scenic. Some if the stand out memories of this trip are: The collection of Japanese Snow…

Tassie – Hobart

Hobart was its usual pleasant self. We enjoyed a look at the cute galleries along Salamander Place and our dinner at Mures. This morning, we wandered around the stalls at Salamander Market and enjoyed looking at the range of  goods on display – everything from woodwork to handicrafts and vegetables. We bought a couple of…

Tassie – West Coast

On Tuesday, we sauntered down the west coast of Tasmania through the mining towns of Roseberry, Rennison Bell and Zeehan to Strahan. There was much excitement in Zeehan as the Premier was in town to  lay the foundation stone for a new nickel mine. Almost everyone in the district seemed to be at the old…

Top of Tassie

Yesterday we ventured from Devonport to Stanley (and its Nut). We explored a lot of coastal scenery and a lighthouse at Table Cape. There Are lots of interesting crops around this area of Tasmania. One is the daisy from which Pyrethrum is made  and the other a poppies. Tasmania is one of the few places…

Touring in Tassie

We are having a quick pre Christmas break in Tasmania  this week. We have no plans  other than to see the western part of Tasmania that we didn’t see on our last trip. We left  Melbourne on a little Dash 8 (much to Jill’s discomfort) and arrived in Devonport tonight at 5.00 pm. WE are…

Back Home from the Cold

Our final day saw us leaving Lemonthyme Lodge by about 10.00 am and heading across the high country past the turnoff to Cradle Mountain. The further we went, the colder it became. It was snowing constantly and the road was becoming more and more clogged. Eventually, we reached the turnoff to Burnie where it became…

Lemonthyme Lodge

Today, Friday, is our last full day in Tasmania and we spent it driving from Hobart to Lemonthyme Lodge. We stopped at most of the historic old towns along the Midland Highway (Oatlands, Ross & Campbelltown). All these little towns have convict made buildings, bridges or other structures and are very old places – at…