Easy Vegan Chocolate-chip cookies Sommelier and I dabble in veganism, and it was during our Vegan Voyage that I decided that I wanted to challenge myself to perfect vegan baking. Chocolate, having originated from the fermented and roasted fruits of the cocoa plant is, mercifully, easily prepared in a vegan manner. As such, it was… Continue reading Recipe: Vegan-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies
Where we went: Hartz Mountain National Park (Hartz Peak) When we went: early December, 2019 Estimated time for walk: 4hrs Time spent on walk: just under 4hrs The Hartz Peak hike is described as “moderate”, and this is accurate on a level never previously conceived of. It is challenging in parts, but the paths are… Continue reading Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer
Where we went: Cape Queen Elizabeth (Bruny Island) When we went: early Spring 2019 Proposed length of hike 3 hours: time for us to complete it 4 hours (whoever measured these walks was definitely running) Note: This is now one of my top 3 favourite hikes in Tasmania We woke up with the sun on… Continue reading Bruny Island Adventures: Cape Queen Elizabeth
Park entry fees apply so make sure you have a parks pass The 4wd track leads to a campsite and marks the official start to the East Cloudy Head walking track (yup, the 3 km of beach are just a warm-up). We went to log our walk in the logbook only to discover that it was just a bunch of scraps of paper chucked into the little logbook holder, this was the first clue that not many people do this walk.
Where we went: Hobart and surrounds When we went: August/ September (very late winter/ early spring) A while ago, as Sommelier and I were wandering around the waterfront in search of late-night sweet treats, I found a girl crying outside a party and went and gave her a cuddle and invited her to come with… Continue reading Vegan Voyages
It was with the condensed passionate, burning energy of roughly 5 newly awoken toddlers that Sommelier bounded into our living room, several years later, to inform me that he had recently learned, from a dusty second-hand book, that there were sapphires to be found in Tasmania.
Where we went: Mt Amos (Freycinet National Park) When we went: Early Spring 2018 Proposed length of hike 3 hours: time spent of hike 3ish hours (+2 on the summit for the photoshoot). “I need you to file your nails.” I said to Sommelier, handing him a nail file. “Why?” he grumbled, petulant from lack… Continue reading Mt Amos (A Love Story)
Table Cape Tulip Farm, on Tasmania’s far North-West coast, is a riot of colour, if you time your arrival correctly. There is only a very small window annually in which to see the flowers in bloom from the end of September to the middle of October. It is paid entry ($12 for an adult), but it is worth the fee if you time it right (during the tulip festival, in early October, would be my advice for best time to visit).
Ship Stern Bluff is visible from the first Cape Raoul lookout, it can also (given the right weather) be heard from the Raoul track. Adventure sport enthusiasts may have heard of it because Red Bull hosts an extreme surfing competition, Cape Fear, in the very big waves at the Bluff. If surfing isn’t really your thing but emerging from a rainforest out into the beach to see roaring waves and feel the salty sea air against your face is, then you’d love this walk.
Mount Field has some very easily accessible Fagus trees, for the deciduous beech fiend with minor disabilities. The Lake Fenton carpark, for example, consists of an entire Fagus grove that could be (with minor assistance) considered wheelchair accessible – although, the full Seager’s lookout walk is, sadly, not as accessible. There are also small 10-15 minute rock-scramble tracks through some Fagus trees if you are travelling with children who are a little hike-curious and want to experience a rocky track without fully committing to a long hike.