In the geographical centre of Tasmania, up in the highlands, there's a turn off from the Highland Lakes Road that takes you 30km down a winding dirt road to an unexpected piece of industrial design history - the Waddamana Hydro-Electric Power Station. Or more precisely these days, the Waddamana Power Station Museum.
Today's post features a tiny, tiny glimpse at the central highlands of Tasmania. As always we took the quiet back roads as much as possible and it paid off. It's a beautiful region, and as is so often the case in Tasmania, you almost have the roads and the views all to yourself...
Recently we made a brief foray to the mainland for the weekend. Each year we try to travel to Sydney see the Archibald Prize exhibition, and this year was no exception. As well as seeing some amazing art, we got the chance to play in a big city again for a few days.
In November 2014 my lovely husband gave me an India Paper Edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language published in 1919. It spurned the Dictionary Project, a series of images inspired by the words and definitions contained in the impossibly thin pages of this beautiful old book. The latest entry is inspired… Continue reading Inspired by an old dictionary
This adventure took us to Tasmania's Far South, through the Southern Forests to the D'Entrecasteaux River and Recherche Bay.
As I've mentioned before, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region is one of my favourite parts of Tasmania. Here are a few highlights of a weekend adventure from Hobart down to Conningham.
It's been far too long since I've been on a bike, but living in Tasmania is the perfect time to get back in the saddle.
This weekend's adventure took us up on to my favourite feature of the Hobart skyline, Mount Wellington. The mountain is covered in hiking trails, and we did a loop which included three trails and covered about 8km.
This weekend's adventure took us to the Taste of the Huon festival. The festival is focused on food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania (which all lie just south of Hobart).
Recently we spent a weekend at the historic Woolmers Estate in Longford, staying in one of the converted workers' cottages.
This weekend's adventures found us in the beautiful village of Evandale at the National Penny Farthing Championships.
Last weekend started with a lovely, rainy, Tasmanian summer's day - perfect weather for exploring. So we pulled out our map, picked a destination, worked out our route, and set off off adventuring.
This weekend was a lovely long weekend with perfect weather, just what you want as a visitor to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.
This weekend's adventure took us to South Hobart's Waterworks Reserve. The Reserve is at the base of Mount Wellington and features the two main reservoirs of the Hobart Mountain Water Supply System set in beautiful bushland surrounds.
This weekend's adventure took us to Cape Raoul in the Tasman National Park. There we set off on a 14km return hike, which is considered one of the most spectacular clifftop walks in Australia.
Luckily the wild weather wasn't constant during our stay at the newly opened Pumphouse Point, and we had the chance to explore a little bit of Lake St Clair.
Our resolution to explore continued in style this weekend with a stay at the newly opened Pumphouse Point in Lake St Clair.
This is a return to Tasmania for us, so this year will be a year of discovery and rediscovery, which will tie in nicely with my resolutions for 2015 - to create and to explore.
So let's kick the exploration off with a trip to the Pinnacle of Mt Wellington.
A few weeks ago we packed our bags and left sunny Brisbane for a long weekend in Melbourne. The sale airfares we had meant our baggage allowance was limited to hand luggage, which forced us to be selective about the camera kit we took. While I've moved away from the old days of wanting to carry… Continue reading City Fragments – Melbourne
One of the really exciting things about the move away from full-time professional photography has been the way it's prompted me to plan and create things without thinking about how I might be able to use them to encourage bookings. Now I'm doing work purely because I want to, which is liberating. It's also encouraging… Continue reading Barek Art Timelapse
One Sunday morning earlier this year we decided that a road trip was in order. So we pulled out our map and started planning. As soon as I saw the words "Lost World" I knew it was where we would end up. It's a valley situated behind the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast… Continue reading A Lost World