Highlights of Tasmania

A rewarding if low key place, Tasmania is worth the trip over from the mainland (there are no direct international flights) to explore, particularly if you like heritage and escaping the crowds (though it is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination). I’ve covered my eight days there in a bunch of posts, here were…

Running in Tasmania

One of the highlights of travel to me is running in new places. It makes the running much more interesting, and is a great way to see more of a place in a short amount of time. I found some great opportunities during my week in Tasmania. Mt Nelson, Hobart 12km The big viewpoint in…

Launceston to Hobart via the Tasmanian East Coast

Home stretch from Tasmania’s second largest to city to the capital city, covering some of the most popular spots along the East Coast including Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay. Personally I didn’t find it as interesting, I missed the isolation and history of the West Coast, though the patchy weather probably didn’t give me…

Cradle Mountain to Launceston

After heading through the remote Lakes Highlands, Tasmanian West Coast, and The Tarkine, we started to head back toward relative civilisation, or at least more people. Cradle Mountain is the most popular hiking spot in Tasmania, with picturesque mountains and lakes. If you can see them. Instead we had low cloud, steady drizzle, cold and…

Tasmanian West Coast to The Tarkine

A day of travelling inland from Strahan on the Tasmanian West Coast to Waratah, the surprisingly pleasant northern gateway to The Tarkine, a largely untouched temperate rainforest. First stop was Zeehan, once the third largest settlement in Tasmania and home to the largest brick building on the island for a time. Though clearly this had…

Hobart to the Tasmanian West Coast

Giant sand dunes, heritage buildings, old trees, long running theatre and more heading from Hobart through the Tasmanian Central Plateau to the small West Coast seaside town of Strahan, first day and half of a six day trip around the island. Slightly odd thing to note but Tasmania was much more like Australia than I…

Port Arthur

A huge former British penal colony, Port Arthur is an impressive and well managed historic site with over 30 buildings ageing from 1833 to 1936. It packs a lot of history and interest into one place, amazing how much happened in it’s 44 years of operation as a penal settlement (1833-1877). It was purely for…