Category Archives: Discoveries

Notes, thoughts, observations and things we have heard or found

Jul
19
2011

Australia’s Formula One driver Mark Webber has announced the return of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge multi-sport event in December. Continue reading

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Jul
16
2011

The upcoming presentation by the Salamanca Arts Centre of The Strand Line: A Tale of Two Sisters promises to be a richly rewarding addition to Hobart’s winter arts scene. The new exhibition was born out of two sisters’ childhood memories … Continue reading

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Jul
14
2011

The Taste of the Tamar is a celebration of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley region and this year, the food and wine festival will be held over two weekends – one in Hobart and one in Launceston – to give more people … Continue reading

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Jul
13
2011

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Tasmanian East Coast, there’s no better place to stay than in a seaside hotel. One option to consider is The Ocean Retreat, which is run by Select Retreats. The facility is … Continue reading

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Jul
13
2011

The 25-bed lodge offers an overnight stay in what is becoming a very popular tourism destination and is suitable for all types of visitors including families, school groups and backpackers. Continue reading

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Jul
13
2011

When it started in 2002 it was billed as “the world’s smallest cultural event” but the Hobart Comedy Festival is now a dynamic occasion that visitors always fall in love with and is often described as the comedy world’s favourite … Continue reading

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Jul
09
2011

Eco-conscious travellers now have an opportunity to be green in Tasmania thanks to an initiative from the state's parks and wildlife services. The Green Guardians program provides an opportunity to participate in a conservation project as part of a special … Continue reading

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Jul
08
2011

DNA testing and wild release on mainland Australia could offer new hope to the Tasmanian devil, which is at risk of extinction. A facial tumour disease is killing the wild population in Tasmania and the low genetic diversity of the … Continue reading

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Jul
05
2011

The new owners of Tasmania's historic Quamby Estate intend to enhance the boutique guesthouse's reputation as one of the state's finest accommodation options. Quamby is located at Hagley in north-eastern Tasmania, close to Launceston and the beautiful Tamar Valley. Virgin … Continue reading

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Jun
30
2011

Christmas is still a way off but there is a way you can taste some of its sweetest flavours. Hints of plum pudding or Christmas cake are found in Bill Lark’s single malt whisky. The whisky developed by Bill and … Continue reading

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