Back in January last year, Gemma gave me a wonderful birthday surprise with a trip up the East coast of Tasmania and a stay at Lisdillon Estate. Lisdillon is located near Little Swanport and dates back to the 1830s when it was a farm and salt works. Today it remains a working sheep farm and … More Lisdillon Estate & Vineyard
Following on from the last post, we continued our East Coast birthday adventure further North just past Bicheno. Douglas Apsley National Park is home to a very popular watering hole a mere 5 minute walk from the car park. It’s certainly very nice (provided there aren’t a bunch of bogans playing loud music and smoking) … More Douglas Apsley National Park
The East Coast of Tasmania is THE place to go on this island if you wish to get away from it all, put your feet up and completely unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The fact that life in Tassie is already pretty chilled means that a trip up the East Coast … More East Coast Relaxation
This past Sunday we went on an adventure of the more sedate variety. Climbing mountains and waterfalls is certainly fun but it’s nice to slow things down a bit every now and then and have a nice relaxing time. And boy did we get to do that on the East Coast Instameet. The great people … More East Coast Instameet
Well that was a beautiful weekend! Went for a road trip up the East Coast of Tasmania to Coles Bay with the main objective being to climb Mount Amos to see THAT view of Wineglass Bay. Mission accomplished. However, like any good road trip there’s always so many side trips and amazing sights to see … More Freycinet Road Trip
It’s been almost two years since I first set foot on Tasmanian soil. I’ve had the immense privilege of seeing some of this island’s most picturesque and beautiful sights. Putting a top 10 together has not been easy as it means omitting a place that is no less amazing than those featured here. The scariest … More My top 10 sights in Tasmania (so far)
It was our first evening on Maria and we had been at the mess hall in Darlington, making dinner and playing table tennis. As we got closer to our tents we saw a possum sitting outside Mo’s tent, munching on a bit of bread. “Where’d he get that bread from?” we asked each other. The … More Maria Island camping trip
I barely know where to start with this post. I could write a big long winded description of where we went and what we did. I could describe how to get there, where to stay and highlights along the way but this time I think I’ll just let the photos do the explaining and add … More Binalong Bay and beyond.
Our second trip to the wondrous place that is Maria Island was a bit of a washout unfortunately but that didn’t mean it was any less awesome than our first visit. I can’t put into words the feeling you get on that island, it’s just…..magical. Sounds cheesy I know but there is something in the … More Return to Maria Island
Another weekend and yet another awesome adventure in Tasmania. This past weekend I had the pleasure of tagging along on a trip with members of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science where my lovely partner Sinéad is doing some post-doctoral research. Our destination was Maria Island, a former penal colony off the coast of … More Hail Maria Island Full of Awesome, Heaven art thou among islands.