Seek Adventure in Tassie’s Playground

Goodness, gracious, golly-gee, that escalated quickly! How are you going? I hope you, your friends and family are healthy and safe from COVID-19 implications as best as you can be given your location. I’ve been unproductive and absent from writing and exploring Tasmania for a few reasons, namely COVID-19 and the lockdown. I’ve kept busy…

7 Ways to Begin Living Adventurously

G’day Escapees, how YOU doin’? Can I call you “Escapees”? It’s a bit wanky, but can you dig it? Welcome to 2020 and summer time in Tasmania. It would be amiss not to mention the devasting bushfires burning in Australia at the moment. The scary thing is it’s only early January. The real height of…

6 Tassie Summer Day Walks

I have selected these 6 Tassie summer day walks as they are generally not the glamour walks that you’ll find on most tourism websites or blog itineraries. Each of these are walks I plan to be doing over the next few months. I thought they’d be a good fit in your wheelhouse as well. The…

See the Sky Dancing in Tasmania

Natural beauty is not limited to the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains in Tasmania. If you look up to a clear night sky you may also see the Aurora Australis. The Aurora Australis is also referred to as the Southern Lights. I’ve not yet seen the Aurora Australis with my own eyes.   I have been…

Going Overland: Fin

The Last Day With Lake St Clair and the end of the Overland Track adventure in sight, I think I should be feeling emotions of joy and accomplishment. I feel nothing other than relief and the cold chill in the hut. Talk about ugly in the morning. I’m wrecked. I could happily stay in my…

Going Overland (Part Vier)

Snow White At 5am the area is awash in white with its snow coat on. Snow is drifting more and more on to my head. Missed part tres? Read it here It was well after six in the morning before the hut started to wake from its slumber like an awakening grizzly from hibernation. The…

Going Overland (Part Tres)

Back on Track Today’s 9 kilometre walk leads us from Pelion Hut up a steady incline through a rain forested hike to Pelion Gap and one of the highlights on the Overland Track, Tasmania’s highest mountain, Mt Ossa, followed by a decent to Kia Ora Hut. Missed part deux? Read it here We expect the…

Going Overland (Part Deux)

Big Day Out This is our most efficient morning of the Overland Track so far. On the track at 8.45! There’s even dew on the ground on the way to Pelion Hut. We all know this day is going to test us in terms of distance and the spike going up to Pelion Hut. Managing…