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March 1, 2019

We left our van at the camp ground in Arthur River, and Diga Dog with some locals we count as good friends, and took off for the day on a leisurely drive through the Tarkine.  Now, we had heard that it was an awesome adventure into the wilderness of the west coast, and...

February 22, 2019

You cannot visit Tasmania without visiting Montezuma Falls.  It seems that everyone visits these awesome falls, and we can totally understand why.

Due to fires in the area, we at first thought that we were going to miss them, and we were planning how we were going...

February 20, 2019

Sometimes, when travelling, we are told “Don’t miss (insert activity)” and taking this advice has sometimes led to some very disappointing experiences. So, when we heard that we were not to miss Australia’s longest running play, while in Strahan (Tasmania), we decided...

February 14, 2019

The Red boat….the red boat….the red boat.  Every time someone in Tasmania asked what boat, we answered “The red boat”, and their attitude changed from one of caution to one of friendliness.  It seems, The Red Boat in Strahan is the one to travel on, the one to experien...

February 11, 2019

In 2016, when we started our first year of Distance Education, we had no idea of the path that we would be on with both the school, the teachers, our children and our travels. We didn’t know that: 1. we would be facing a fourth year on the road 2. Essentially considere...

February 10, 2019

We ventured into the Mount Field National Park on the promise of seeing some awesome tall trees, a couple of water falls, and the possibility of glow worms. The staff in the Information centre were beyond happy and helpful, and even though much of the National Park was...

January 30, 2019

We heard the words Airwalk, cantilever bridge, swinging bridges, hang gliding and rafting and of course we had to find out more. We found out that there were walking trails, that we could free camp out there at night and that it was dog friendly. “Let’s go” was the cry...

January 17, 2019

Thomas Yardley Lowes was allocated 20 acres of land in 1823 by Tasmanian Governor Sorell, and T.Y. Lowes & Co. Distillery was born. You got it, where The Cascade Women’s Factory stood from 1826, was originally a Distillery. 

You see, Thomas left England with the eq...

January 15, 2019

We were super excited to be able to visit the Cascade Brewery. It had been on our list of places to visit in Tasmania for as long as we have been planning to visit. We knew it was Australia’s longest, continuously brewed beer, we knew its heritage dated back in th...

January 8, 2019

As a retired police officer, and having worked for a number of years in a number of specialist positions, as well as in uniform, I have seen and helped people on the worst days of their lives. Some of these people are children, kids that may never go home again, some t...

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