Well it happened again, Tasmania has blown my mind with its epicness. Today we went on a hike up to the tarn shelf at Mount Field and did a nice 15+ km circuit from the Lake Dobson car park and pack. I highly recommend doing the circuit anticlockwise as the scenery just keeps getting better … More Mount Field Tarn Shelf walk
Ok well not cycling ALL the way, that would be impossible as you’ll see in a bit. It was late on Monday evening when Mo texted me to see if I fancied doing Cathedral Rock the next day. Being Christmas and living with a man who reviews beers I had already had a few interesting … More Cycling to Cathedral Rock
There are many facets to Dark Mofo that make it such a complete and engaging festival. There is of course the art, which this year was as strange and confusing as ever. There’s also the food and drink on offer at the Winter Feast as well as numerous live music events during the course of … More A song of rice and fire: Dark Mofo entertainment.
The epicentre of Dark Park is either at the Winter Feast or at Dark Park (depending on your hunger levels). Dark Park takes over an abandoned industrial area near the port each year and features some of the festivals best exhibits. This year’s Dark Park expanded massively on last year’s efforts with a sprawling site … More Hello darkness my old friend: Dark Park 2016
It has flown by in a whirlwind of light and warmth in the midst of Winter. I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post after the end of Dark Mofo as it felt like it had only just begun but I guess that’s the sign of a good festival when you feel it’s over too … More Dark Mofo 2016: Willow Court Asylum
For our latest Instameet, we headed off for the lush and tranquil Mount Field National Park to witness the changing of the Fagus, Tasmania’s only deciduous plant. Mount Field is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year so our visit couldn’t have come at a better time to help promote the park and raise awareness … More Mount Field Instameet
Recently I had the good fortune of attending a beer tasting event in Hobart, to take some photographs for the host. Sam Smith’s baby, Hoposphere is the fruition of many months of planning and years of learning the intricacies of the brewing process. For a number of years now, the craft beer industry has been … More Hoposphere presents Mikkeller & Friends
Bruny Island is an island off an island…..off an island. Actually it has the potential to be an island off an island off an island off an island at times and…..I digress. We’ve lived in Tassie for the best part of ten months now and until last week, I’d never had the chance to visit … More Pennicott Bruny Island Cruise
On Wednesday evening I had the immense pleasure of seeing my first instance of the Aurora Australis. Ironically I missed the main activity as I was attending a free lecture in the University of Tasmania on…..the Aurora. What are the chances? 🙂 The lecture was really interesting and had the added bonus of Loic Le … More My first Aurora!
I finally got a chance to check out the action and festivities at the Royal Hobart Regatta yesterday and it certainly didn’t disappoint, a great day out for all the family. The Royal Hobart Regatta began in 1838 and consists of a series of aquatic competitions and displays held annually ever since making it Tasmania’s oldest sporting … More Royal Hobart Regatta 2016