A sobering note: In the summer of 2016 devastating bushfires ravaged large areas of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage areas, wiping out irreplaceable ancient forests of King Billy and pencil pines and leaving huge areas completely burnt out. It remains to be seen how well these places will recover, if at all. This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions. The notes on the few walks featured on this blog were made prior to the fires so please do your own research first as to which places are accessible.
Our Home in Tassie
We live in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Tassie is a fabulous place to live. It has fantastic national parks and wilderness areas where you can lose yourself for days. Tassie also has a well deserved and growing reputation for great food and wine, and on top of that it now has the world class MONA museum.
We want to encourage people to visit Tassie so we've blogged about some of our favourite places and activities. Our aim is not to replicate information that is readily available about Tassie's most popular attractions but about things that are less well known. As locals we think we know about a few treasures that are worth sharing.
What about the rest of Australia we hear you say. We originally moved to Tasmania from Sydney 20 years ago and have travelled extensively around Australia. As time goes buy we'll add more and more about the rest of Oz and we're happy to try to answer any questions people have about anywhere in Australia, but Tasmania is our ''special subject''.