Guide Falls Reserve: Tranquil waterfall walk

Guide Falls and Guide River in Tasmania

Guide Falls, Tasmania. In typical Tasmanian style, this waterfall and nature reserve is another blink and you’ll miss it destinations. But if you do happen to catch the sign post just outside the Ridgley township, then you’re in for a treat. Guide Falls Reserve has it all. Great facilities, some stunning short walks full of …

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North West Tasmania 10 Day Self Drive Itinerary

Crystal blue waters and sand of Boat Harbour, Tasmania

Looking for a Tasmanian itinerary? We’ve had a few inquiries lately about what to see and do in North West Tasmania. We’ve noticed a definite trend of visitors heading straight down to the state capital of Hobart and following along the east coast. While the east coast has plenty of iconic locations such as the …

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Tasmania Medieval Festival: A day in the middle ages

Knights jousting at the Tasmania Medieval Festival

Hear ye! Hear ye! Medieval lovers. Once a year, medieval knights from the sovereign military order of the Knights Templar gather together to organise a two day festival to celebrate all things medieval at the Tasmania Medieval Festival. This years festival was set under the mountainous gaze of Mount Roland, in the beautiful country town of …

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Fern Glade: Tasmania’s hidden nature reserve

Emu River flowing past a fern covered canyon wall

Fern Glade is a hidden treasure. It’s a stunning fern filled nature reserve tucked away in the hills just outside the town of Burnie on Tasmania’s North West coast. This delightful reserve is probably missed by most visitors passing through Burnie due to its location, but it’s one of the easiest to reach and family …

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Strahan Village: Hotel with a view

View over Macquarie Harbour from Strahan Village

Strahan Village is an expansive hotel complex. It sprawls along the main street of Strahan, and is nestled just back from the banks of the beautiful shores of the Macquarie Harbour. It boasts a huge range of room options to suit everyone and their budgets.Snuggle down in a waterfront cottage. Or enjoy the views from …

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Surviving my first attack from blood sucking leeches!

River running through temperate rainforest in Tasmania

I hate leeches. Ever since I first saw leeches on a nature documentary, the idea that these gruesome creatures existed sent a shudder of disgust down my spine. The wiggling bodies, gyrating around like a possessed dancer, hunting for their next victim. Nightmarish black with a slippery and shiny sheen, like some ancient swamp monster from …

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