Sapphire, almost at the top Where we went: Collins Cap (Wellington National Park)When we went: Winter 2020Estimated time for hike: 3.5 hoursTime spent on hike: 4.5 hours (took an unplanned detour and a very long break, also sustained a minor injury)Grade of hike: 3 Collins Cap, located within the Wellington National Park is best accessed… Continue reading Collins Cap: Wellington National Park
Where we went: Ile des Phoques Who we went with: East Coast Cruises When we went: Winter 2020 Words cannot accurately communicate how highly I recommend this tour, we had an amazing time. The crew, Barb and Michael made our relaxed, family friendly, half-day tour feel like a lux private charter with homemade snacks, tea,… Continue reading Ile Des Phoques
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.
Cygnet is the quirky, artisan capital of Tasmania (and Tasmania is the quirky, artisan capital of Australia, so Cygnet is basically quirk and artisanal living exemplified).
Where we went: Mt Wellington/ Kunyani, Hobart When we went: Late Winter In a shocking contrast to many of our other adventures, we spent a whole two days planning this trip, starting with our picnic. We usually prefer to gather our snacks from the region and feast in a scenic area but this week I… Continue reading Mt. Wellington in the snow