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.
This is our first "proper" winter in a long time. It's tempting to hide out inside, huddled beside the heater, but we've been brave and dragged ourselves out to explore. Recently we ventured to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, one of my favourite places in Hobart, even during the chill of winter.
This adventure took us to Tasmania's Far South, through the Southern Forests to the D'Entrecasteaux River and Recherche Bay.
Tasmania has no shortage of amazing places to stay. However, there are are a handful that are truly spectacular. The Peninsula Experience in Dover is one of those.
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.
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.
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.
This week I've been drawn to artists in my own field, so this week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about photography. As usual, good things come in threes... There's a vast array of photographers out there at the moment creating some great images. The work of these three has that something extra that… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring photography of architecture, portraits, wildlife and landscapes
This week's quick pick of internet finds focuses on the wonders of nature turned into art. As usual, good things come in threes... ♥ I will freely admit to having a fascination with interesting lighting. So it's no surprise that this thunderstorm lamp by Richard Clarkson had me quickly scanning for the price. Sadly at… Continue reading Quick Picks – featuring thunderstorms captured in lights and photographs, and an oceanic abyss in a table
The longer the time that has elapsed, the more things fall into proportion. One sees them in their true relationship to one another. ~ Agatha Christie
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