5 Cool Things You Can Do in September

G’day everyone, how was your August? August is just about in our rearview mirror. Now, we are steaming towards September. September is bringing Tasmania music and drinks with options for a run and some railway history. 5 Cool Things in September 2018 Here are 5 cool things you can do in the month of September.…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in August

Hello folks, are you visiting Tasmania in August? Well done you brave soul. I like you already. So whatya gunna do? If you’re in any way unsure, I’m going to remedy that. 5 Cool Things in August 2018 Here are 5 cool things you can do to get the most of the month of August. 1.…

Embrace the Dark Side: Dark Mofo

Hobart Town got dark. Dark Mofo came. Dark Mofo conquered. And like Keyser Soze, it was gone. For the sixth year, early to mid June was a brilliant time to be in Hobart Town. The Town got painted red, and dressed in black, for Dark Mofo was ‘ere. Hobart now delays its inevitable (but way over hyped)…

6 Pack of Terrific Tassie Beers

I’ve done a little, let’s call it “research”, and compiled what I call “The 6 Pack of Terrific Tassie Beers” – six beers I’d recommend you drink while you’re in Tassie. Tassie is revered for its whisky, wine and gin. It should not be short changed on its beer either. Tasmania’s beer is rich in…

MONA’s Pharos exhibition is an enlightening experience

Pharos On my last blog post, I visited the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), where I inexplicably forgot to visit the Pharos exhibition. Dedicated and determined (it is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it), I ventured to MONA again to rectify the situation. I do it for you, the people. The…

Exit Normal at MONA

The museum that reignited interest in Hobart and Tasmania, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) showcases a whole bunch of wild art and “art wank”. David Walsh, or God as he is referred to within the grounds of MONA, and quite possibly in some areas of the art and tourism industries in Tasmania too,…

Come on down to Salamanca Market

Hobart’s Salamanca Market Salamanca Market operates every Saturday from 8.30 – 3.00 (some stalls start closing from 2pm) every Saturday of the year, unless it falls on Christmas Day. It’s been doing this since 1972. These days Salamanca Market is a multicultural affair. Just about as multicultural as Hobart gets. The dry hum of activity…

The Cascades Female Factory

The story of the Cascades Female Factory is one that I was not really aware of. It operated between 1828-1856 and housed most of the 12000+ women who were transported to Van Diemen’s Land from the British Isles and Ireland. It is Australia’s most significant site associated with female convicts. Due to the shame Hobart…

Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

Mawson’s Huts Mawson’s Huts are located at Cape Denison in Antarctica. They were constructed in 1912 as part of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) and have survived the most brutal weather conditions on the planet. The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is in Hobart and offers a fascinating insight in to the lives of the brave…