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…

Abseiling Gordon Dam

Abseiling Dictionary says: is the controlled descent down a rope. AJ says: going down a wall a long way on a tiny rope for the sake of it, paying for the opportunity. Bonkers really. Some people like to sleep in on their Saturday mornings. Not us. Not on this day.  Alyce, Justin, Rogers and myself…

Perfect Time for an Aquatic Adventure

There is now an image of Maingon Bay on my Joshua Vince (Tasmanian photographer) 2019 calendar. Why? The summer months have gone. The calendar has flipped to March. Perfect time for an aquatic adventure! Summer weather in Tasmania has not yet ended. So don’t be shy. March is often (even usually) the best month temperature wise.…

Take an Escape to Richmond

Richmond village is a microcosm of colonial times in Tasmania. It is the Tardis that takes you to 1829. My drive in the Escape Hatch across the Tasman Bridge from Hobart Town on a sunny Saturday last November, takes about 30 minutes, weaving through the grassy countryside passing the numerous Coal River Valley vineyards and farming…

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)…

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…