Tour de Tassie #6 – The white road through the Wilderness to Stanley

Travel to Tasmania's north west coast

The Silica Road All good things come to an end.... Here is the final instalment in my Tour de Tassie series of travel blogs. Moving on from West Coast to North West Coast Strahan - Zeehan - Corinna - Smithton - Stanley After our 2 day stay in beautiful Strahan on the West Coast of …

Tour de Tassie #4 – The Wild and Wonderful West Coast

West Coast of Tasmania

The Tour de Tassie continues! Where to next?? From East to West So far I've told you about the circuitous route we took on our trip around Tasmania,  our visit to Timeless Tarraleah and our stay in the penitentiary on Maria Island. The East Coast of Tasmania is a beautiful area - dark, deep forests with waterfalls …

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

Tasmania, travel

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started. Confused? Don't be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our …

Tour de Tassie #2 – Timeless Tarraleah

Tasmania travel and adventure

Timeless Tarraleah Have you ever wanted to stay in a place that's been called The Lost Town? It piqued my interest as soon as I read about it and I knew we had to stay, especially so when I saw all the pretty coloured houses. Tarraleah in Tasmania was once a flourishing town with a …

Tour de Tassie – Maria Island 

Maria Island Tasmania

What do two intrepid travellers decide to do while on a trip to Tasmania? Where do I start!!? Car packed with bikes, helmets, walking boots, cameras, warm clothes, food, sleeping bags, national park pass....tick ✔️ No real plans or destinations in mind just a sense of freedom to go where we feel like visiting. It's …

Thursday Doors – 2 February 2017

Welcome to the Sir George in Jugiong Come on in.... We were travelling down the highway on a hot summer's day and decided to stop for refreshments in a little town just minutes off the main road, but alas our usual eatery was closed on Tuesdays!  What to do? Well, we walked further up the road …

Australia Day 2017

https://youtu.be/LX__i-zeaWs  Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb.  They are often controversial adverts and this year's ad is no exception, with many  critics. What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it's funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive..... I …

ANZAC biscuits on ANZAC Day

An Aussie tradition ANZAC biscuits

Always a special day Today is a special day here in Australia. We commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April each year with ceremonies, marches, the laying of wreaths, special prayers, poppies, tributes and most importantly of all, gratitude, as we thank those who have fought to save our country. You can read more about the …