Winter Fest in the Huon Valley

The last winter festival on the Tasmanian calendar is the Huon Valley Mid Winter Fest. It begins on Friday 12th of July and runs for the weekend until Sunday 14th of July over the darkest nights of the year. As they say in the classics, winter is here. The Huon Valley is approximately 40 minutes…

5 Cool Things To Do in December

  Hey-o! This is the final 5 Cool Things To Do for 2018. We’re on the home stretch now. I hope you got out and about in Tasmania in November. Apparently the Bicheno Wine and Food Weekend was a whole bunch of fun. The end of year festivities are on! December is about having a good time.…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in November

It is time for 5 Cool Things You Can Do in November. October was a crazy fast month. Or was it just me? I spent the majority of October in the wondrous lands of England and Norway. It was my “Escape from Tasmania”. It’s good to be home. I guess. Return to work has been…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in October

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of the Escape Valve blog. Did you get to any of the 5 Cool Things you can do in September? It’s been pretty quiet in the Escape Valve offices as far as Tassie has been concerned. There has also been a distinct Oreo shortage. Although failing miserably in…

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…