Platypus House: Tasmania’s Monotreme Wonderland

Female Platypus swimming in her enclosure at Platypus House, Beauty Point, Tasmania

Platypus House is probably the easiest and simplest place to see Platypus and Echidna in Tasmania. Platypus House is located in a beautiful spot on the aptly named Beauty Point. It sits opposite from Seahorse World on the lovely Inspection Head Wharf which sits out over the Tamar River in the North East of Tasmania. …

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Mushrooms of Tasmania: 15 of our favourite photos

Bunch of yellow topped mushrooms

Mushrooms come in all shapes, sizes and colours. While some people like their mushrooms sauteed with a little butter and enjoyed with a glass of wine. Others enjoy hunting them down in their natural environment, just to try to snap a beautiful photo. We definitely fall into the latter category! Almost every weekend we try …

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Beaconsfield Mine And Heritage Centre: Discovering Tasmania’s Fascinating History

Old steam tractor in the Diprose Room at Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Beaconsfield Mine And Heritage Centre is an intriguing step back in time to discover the regions rich mining history and fascinating way of life. This small former gold mining town lies close to the Tamar River, around 40 kms from Launceston in Tasmania’s North East. It hit international headlines on April 25th, 2006, when a …

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