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Driving to Australia’s hotel of the year

by Monday, October 8, 2018

You may recall that we joined guest traveller Patrick Walden for a trip across Bass Strait aboard Spirit of Tasmania. Now, Patrick shares his driving holiday in Tasmania. Over four days, he saw a large chunk of the island; resting his head in Hobart at "Gourmet Traveller’s" Hotel of the Year ‘MACq 01’— 5-star, thank ...

Mona, Tasmania

by Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Janelle Noble is the Concierge at the MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART (Mona), Australia’s largest private museum. Mona is located in Berriedale, a 15-minute drive from Hobart’s centre, or 30-minutes by fast ferry from Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier. Mona houses ancient, modern and contemporary art and was founded by philanthropist and collector David Walsh in ...

Maria Island Walk

by Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Maria Island is one of Australia’s little-known islands, yet is one of the most beautiful Australia has to offer. It’s a wonderful hidden gem off the East Coast of Tasmania that's just over an hour’s drive south of Hobart, then a short 4km boat ride. The entire island is a National Park and its one town is ...

Salamanca Market

by Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I spent a weekend in Hobart, Australia’s smallest and most historic capital city. Three things to do were high on my to-do list: a wilderness walk, tucking into local produce and a visit to Salamanca Market. This historic market is in Salamanca, down by Hobart’s popular waterfront precinct. The warehouse and storage area has been there since ...