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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Gordon River Cruises: Breathtaking World Heritage Wilderness Cruise

Cruise ship from Strahan, Tasmania

Looking to immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Tasmanian wilderness? Gordon River Cruises, based on the isolated west coast of Tasmania, in the tiny harbour town of Strahan, offers you exactly that. Visit the remote and pristine wilderness of Tasmania in style and comfort onboard their state of the art ship, the Spirit of the …

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Trowutta Arch: Tasmania’s Hidden Geological Wonder

Trowutta Arch rock formation Tasmania

Trowutta Caves State Reserve. We think this reserve is a must see stop when your cruising down the Tarkine Drive tourism route. This beautiful reserve is located just a stone’s throw away from the North West Tasmanian town of Trowutta. Taking a quick detour off the Tarkine Drive along a short but bumpy unsealed road …

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