Last Friday at Rektango, open-air dancing in a small courtyard in Central Hobart, we met Shane, a friend of Ange, who is a friend of Lee-Ann, who is friends with Mel, who Sheila has known for years. That’s how things work in super-friendly Hobart. If you have a mutual friend, then you are legally bound […]Read more "Shack Culture Tassie-Style"
Last Friday, we travelled into the Tasmanian South West Wilderness – a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most remote and inaccessible areas in Australia. We flew there in a light aircraft with 6 other passengers, getting incredible views of Hobart and the southern coastline before turning inland through a small gap in […]Read more "Into the Wilderness"
This one is for you, Charlie Hare. We thought you might like to tell your school friends about one of the strangest Australian animals we encountered this week. This was one of our most exciting wildlife encounters so far. We went to a small town called Geeveston, south of Hobart, because we’d seen its only […]Read more "Bird, Fish, Mammal or Reptile?"
We’ve now seen over 200 bird species in Australia so the flow of new birds is starting to slow down. Our birding is becoming more specific as we search for those more difficult to find. Now and again though, we get an opportunity for a better view or a better photograph of a bird we’ve […]Read more "Birds of Hobart"
Hobart is a city of water and mountains with spectacular views around almost every corner. A city of around 225,000 people with a growing reputation for the arts, cool-climate wines and gourmet food – it’s probably Australia’s best-kept secret. It’s also known as “The Gateway To The Antarctic” and is therefore rather different in climate […]Read more "Hobart Has it All"
We spent 3 gloriously sunny days on Bruny Island – an island off an island. We were expecting a small, quiet and uninhabited landmass with lots of birds and very basic facilities. What we found was an island 100km from top to bottom with some of the most stunning, deserted beaches, unusual creatures and delicious […]Read more "The Beaches and Beasts of Bruny"
We were very fortunate to track down a keen and lovely local birder, Mona, in Hobart, Tasmania and she was kind enough to take us birding to some local sites last week with her friend, Tony, who was visiting from Canberra. First she took us to find Brown Quail at a local park but they […]Read more "Pelagic Magic – Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania"