Delighting in Little Things

Leaving Launceston behind, I am on my way back to Hobart for my flight out of Tassie this afternoon.  Surprisingly it’s only a couple of hours drive from Launceston straight down to Hobart so I have plenty of time to stop off and see some sights along the way. The first one that catches my…

Travels along the Tamar

I was so excited to get out and make the most of my last couple of days in Tassie, that I didn’t sleep much.  Which, as it turned out, was just another bonus, because as I decided to take an early morning stroll nearby my hotel, these are the scenes that awaited me… If you looked…

Bay of Fires

About two hours drive from Coles Bay is Binnalong Bay, home to Bay of Fires Eco Tours.  A newly created tour company, they specialise in showing you the best way to see the Bay of Fires – by water. And I am lucky enough to be the only person on the ride today, so I…

All Wheel Adventure

I was thankful for my early start this morning because as I drove out of Port Arthur, this is what greeted me…. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so calm and pristine.  I was starting to realise exactly why everyone who visited Tasmania was bewitched by her beauty.  It was all around you, all…

You Little Devil!

Last stop in Hobart is the Salamanca Markets.  It’s definitely one of those things on the must do list for your visit to this neck of the woods and you won’t be disappointed by the row after row of tents selling all sorts of goods.  The perfect place to go shopping and the best bit…

A mountain of wonders

I hadn’t planned to start my day this way, with a slight panic attack.  In the early hours of the morning, I decided that with time to kill before I headed off to explore MONA, I would take a drive up to Mt Wellington, just for the sake of it. The windy drive up the…

Taking on Tassie

Whilst travelling in Europe last year, I was asked a number of times about different cities and places in my home country of Australia.  What upset me about this was that I had never visited them myself and couldn’t talk about them.  Those who live in Australia, or have traveled there themselves, know that Australia…

Brisvegas

Living in Perth means that you usually don’t get to see a whole lot of the rest of Australia.  Why?  Well, it’s expensive to travel in Australia, it takes time to get everywhere and it’s expensive when you get there.  Why would you spend $1,000 on airfares and accommodation to get to the Eastern States…

Not on your Nellie

Out in the beautiful Yarra Valley, I came across a winery I had seen on one of those TV travel shows.  But not just any old winery – Coombe Estate.  Dame Nellie Melba’s Coombe Estate.  One of the largest AND oldest family estates in the Yarra, Coombe was established in the late 1800’s by the…

Oh My(er)!

When I was a young girl growing up in Perth, each year at Christmas, one of the TV stations would televise the Christmas Carols in Melbourne, which were held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.  I wasn’t that keen on watching this, I was never a fan of carols, and, having on ever heard the…

The Great Road along the Ocean and Other Delights

A chill had started to wake me in the morning and proceed me to bed in the evening over the last week and I was really starting to worry about my first winter in Melbourne – which was still another three months away.  So I can’t tell you how pleased I was to see this…