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Tessellated Pavement
Eaglehawk Neck

Tessellated Pavement – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
The Tessellated Pavement is a state reserve at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is about 25 minutes from this historic Port Arthur and about 90 minutes from Hobart.It is located on a narrow isthmus connecting mainland Tasmania to the Tasman Peninsula.  Apart from Port Arthur, the Tasman Peninsula is home to stunning natural formations such as the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch and the Tasman Blow Hole.We stayed at Eaglehawk Neck overnight which allowed us to take the short drive to Port Arthur to be t[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times. Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur when the gat[...]
Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk
Brisbane

Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk

Posted In: Australia | Destinations | Events
Zombie Walks are held around the world where people get to dress up as zombies.  We were able to attend the Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2016.  The Brisbane event allows participants to bring out their inner zombie while raising money for the Brain Foundation. If you weren't scared of clowns before, you will be now No matter how hard you might try to ignore the zombie phenomenon, zombies have become a big part of the sci-fi world.  From The Walking Dead to zombie apocalypse computer games, you will know someone who loves the[...]
St John's Catholic Church, Richmond
Richmond

St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
St John’s Catholic Church, is found on the banks of the Coal River is located in Richmond, Tasmania and is the oldest still-functioning Catholic Church in Australia. The church opened on 31 December 1837.  The church is considered Australia’s oldest Catholic Church, although this may not be totally accurate.  The foundation stone for St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was laid in 1821, but the original chapel was destroyed by fire in 1865.The church is a short walk from the Richmond Bridge.   It is beauti[...]
Wombats - A Photo Gallery
Australia

Wombats – A Photo Gallery

Wombats are the largest burrowing mammal.  They can be found across Tasmania, eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.  The photos of these wombats were taken in the wild at Cradle Mountain and on Maria Island in Tasmania. They have become an iconic Australian native animal because of their cuddly appearance and cute waddle.  Their short legs, large paws and long, strong claws allows them the dig burrows that can be as long as 20 metres.  As they are marsupials, females have a pouch that is backwards so dirt does[...]
5 Must Visit Locations on Tasmania's East Coast
Tasmania

5 Must Visit Locations on Tasmania’s East Coast

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Tasmania has so many stunning natural wonders.  Hiring a car and doing a road trip is a great way to see the island state. However, with limited time it is impossible to see everything. So here is my list of five must visit natural locations on the East Coast of Tasmania.1 - Bay of Fires In 2009, the Bay of Fires was named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world.  The Lonely Planet guide described it as “white beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Saphhire sea, an azure sky – and nobo[...]
Guide to Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain

Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Posted In: Australia | Destinations | Hikes
Cradle Mountain is found at the northern end of the Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park.  The national park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It has an abundance of natural beauty as well as very cute wildlife.It is about a 4 hour drive from the capital of Hobart or about a 2 hour drive from Launceston.Cradle Mountain is also the start of the world famous Overland Track, a 65 km, 6 day hike through some of Tasmania’s most spectacular wilderness region. Our Cradle Mountain HikeWe star[...]