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Dark Mofo captures hearts and minds

By at June 21, 2017 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

Dark Mofo winter festival that has people come from all around the country brought the night to life last weekend in Hobart. It's the Festival's fifth year and the celebration of ancient and contemporary mythologies of death, birth, fear, light and fire on the darkest days of the year. This year the festival has expanded to include seven nights

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Platypus House

By at May 29, 2017 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

Platypus House, located in the beautiful Tamar Valley is a wonderful attraction and a must see for animal lovers. See the iconic Australian Platypus and spiky Echidnas up close and personal - a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these amazing creatures Join us on an unforgettable fun and educational tour suitable for all ages and watch them actively feeding and

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Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

Thinking outside the box about things to do in Tasmania may lead you to discover the wonder that is Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Explore the fascinating caves, the largest tourist cave in Australia, and take a dip in the nearby thermal springs, it’s really two attractions in one. Formed millions of years ago, the dolomite cave, actually called Newdegate

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Tahune Airwalk

By at January 30, 2017 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

On the edge of the South West Wilderness, 1.6 million hectares of World Heritage Listed forest, lies one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tasmania. The Airwalk offers incredible views of the canopy, thrilling river crossings aboard swinging bridges and you can soar above the trees on the Cable Eagle hang Glider. Whether you’re looking for a quiet yet

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Burnie’s Maker’s Workshop

By at January 16, 2017 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Burnie’s Maker’s Workshop is part contemporary museum, part arts centre and this fabulous attraction is situated right at the end of Burnie’s main beach. It’s a highlight of the city’s creative heart and a place that honours Burnie’s history, makers, innovators and artists. The building itself won the Tasmanian Architectural Award in May 2010 and the

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Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

The yearly tradition of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race is set to be as exciting as ever this year. Truly a classic, one of the world’s great blue water races. For those not versed in the race, it begins as the great yachts charge through Sydney Heads and turn south, casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring

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Visit Switzerland for a day – Grindlewald

By at December 1, 2016 | 11:09 am | 0 Comment

In Tasmania’s Tamar Valley lies the odd yet fascinating Swiss style village of Grindlewald, no it’s not Johnny Depp playing the dark wizard from ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, but it is a tourist attraction, just 15 minutes drive North of Launceston Established in 1980 as a unique residential development, the houses have been constructed in

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A Trip to Maria Island

By at November 15, 2016 | 10:12 am | 0 Comment

Along the East Coast of Tasmania lies a perfect destination for a road trip, a boat tour or a camping trip. When staying in Hobart a day trip up the East Coast to Triabunna or tranquil Orford then across to Maria island is well worth it. Rugged cliffs, sweeping bays, historic ruins and remarkable wildlife, Maria will work her spell on you. A National

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Seahorse World at Beauty Point

By at October 28, 2016 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

This Tasmanian attraction has become an immensely popular local experience. There’s always been something mystical about the seahorse and Seahorse World located at Beauty Point gives you the opportunity to see these delicate yet beautiful and rare marine animals. The centre is dedicated to seahorse conservation efforts and there’s much to learn, the Wonders of

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Wild luxury – Satellite Island

By at October 14, 2016 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Description: In the heart of the magnificent D'Entrecasteaux Channel, in the south of Tasmania, lies a small island of immense beauty. Satellite Island is exclusively yours when you come to stay. It is your own private island to explore and enjoy as you please. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Mark Chew Tasmania harbours a private, secret island of immense beauty.

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Table Cape Tulip Fields and the Bloomin’ Tulip Festival in Wynyard

By at September 26, 2016 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

You’re just in time, the Table Cape Tulip Farms have burst into bloom, and you have roughly a month to go and frolic in them! Located in the truly iconic North West coast of Tasmania, the Table Cape is an extinct volcanic plateau dominating the coastline near Wynyard. Dramatic 180m cliffs drop away into the Bass Strait and Table Cape Tulip Farm perches on

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Melaleuca and the great South West Wilderness

By at September 13, 2016 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman For some, such a wilderness may bring solace and solitude, for others, the challenge of braving the elements and exploring one of the last frontiers where humans rarely tread may offer true succour. Remote, ancient and epic - the South West National Park and experiences of Melaleuca are not to be missed for

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Gordon River Cruises

By at August 29, 2016 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment

Cruising on the Gordon River. Image Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Ron Brown Photographics The Gordon River hosts some of Tasmania’s best experiences, and a cruise along this natural highway is one of the best ways to see the natural beauty of the state from the luxury of a catamaran cruise ship. You’ll pass by incredible natural landmarks like the Hell’s

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Hobart Zombie March

By at August 11, 2016 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

The end is nigh, but it's a good thing! Hundreds of zombies are set to take to the streets of Hobart this Saturday to participate in the annual Zombie March. Some zombie enthusiasts have spent time all year crafting the perfect costumes. From concocting the best fake-blood recipe to crafting their own latex prosthetics and learning advanced make-up techniques,

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Highest Abseiling in the world at Strathgordon

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:46 pm | 0 Comment

  Just 2 hours drive from Hobart, Strathgordon offers brilliant natural experiences in the Tasmanian wilderness on the banks of Lake Pedder, Australia’s largest freshwater laake and offers adventure experiences such as the world’s highest abseiling experience! Spectacular landscapes of the area are packed full of adventure activities. It’s where

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Chocolate Winterfest August 14th

By at July 15, 2016 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

The Chocolate Winterfest is coming up and it’s going to be delicious!  Situated in Latrobe, just a 10 minute drive from Devonport the premise is delightfully simple, it’s about celebrating all things chocolate. Warm up with a creamy hot chocolate, winter is here and the perfect way to escape the cold is with a warming cup of beautiful. Indulge in events and

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Stanley, Circular Head and The Nut

By at June 30, 2016 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Stanley is a small town nested on a peninsula on the North-West Coast of Tasmania. There is always plenty to do in Stanley, no matter what time of year you visit. A visit to the township itself is a fantastic experience, located at the base of 'The Nut', the town is full of life. Stanley is the main fishing port on the north coast of Tasmania and as such the seafood

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The West Coast Wilderness Railway

By at June 22, 2016 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is an incredible experience in Tasmania. Explore astoundingly stunning wilderness and step back through history aboard one of the majestic steam trains departing from Queenstown Station. Journey deep into the forests and mountains of the wild West Coast. Discover the history of the people - how the Feud of the Irishmen

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Tasmania’s top Ghost Towns and Tours

By at June 8, 2016 | 4:48 pm | 0 Comment

It’s ok to be afraid… When in Tasmania why not check out some of the state’s eeriest and most exhilarating locations and tours. From the lost towns of the boom and bust mining era to mysterious ruins and professional ghost tours at popular tourist destinations, Tasmania has much to offer the intrepid adventurer. Pillinger Pictured above, the Bird

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Port Arthur Historic Site

By at May 25, 2016 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Port Arthur Historic Site is a fantastic place to visit on the Tasman Peninsula. It’s World Heritage listed and is Australia’s most intact and moving convict site. The ruins and restored period homes are set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. With over 30 buildings to explore and plenty of things to do, you’ll want to allow most of a day to explore everything

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The 2016 National Heritage Festival and TasTalks at Home Hill

By at May 5, 2016 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

It’s nearly upon us, the 2016 National Heritage Festival has come around again. This year the theme is Discoveries and Rediscoveries. Once again the festival is going to focus on a range of fantastic experiences around Tasmania, but notably, the history and and stories behind iconic Devonport location Home Hill. Home Hill was the family home of Prime Minister

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The Oldest Rainforest in the World

By at April 27, 2016 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

  There are places where trails fade away through cool misty rainforest. They lead through lush undergrowth and soaring canopies. Glimpses of wildlife and all manner of birds can be seen and heard through the trees, echoing loudly over the faint but constant buzz of life. Hidden waterfalls and dramatic lookouts await those who tread these paths. Tasmania

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The Wall in the Wilderness

By at April 5, 2016 | 10:29 am | 0 Comment

A local Tasmanian attraction that has become an increasingly popular destination over the last few years, located in Derwent Bridge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. The Wall in the Wilderness is the labour of love of Greg Duncan, local woodworker and sculptor. An incredible sculptural and relief wood carving work, completed over many years, which demonstrates

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2016 Lunar New Year Festival

By at January 29, 2016 | 1:14 pm | 0 Comment

The 2016 Lunar New Year Festival preparations are well underway as the Year of the Monkey approaches. There will be festivities all throughout February but the main event will be held on the Parliament House Lawns, Parliament Square, Salamanca Place in Hobart on Sunday 7 February 2016 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Come and celebrate the Year of the Monkey. There will

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Fly Fishing in the North East

By at December 4, 2015 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

You’ve probably seen fly fishing on TV. Either in a National Geographic documentary or in an American movie. But did you know that you can try your hand at this fine sport in Tasmania? Just 20 kilometres inland from Burnie, in North West Tasmania there lies the Natone Hills Fly Fishery. Well stocked with Rainbow Trout, the waters of the fishery are open year

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