Southern Lights, Aurora Australis

Where to See the Southern Lights in Tasmania

We’ve all heard of the Northern Lights, which send swirling hues of green, blue and red dancing across Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and northern Russia on clear winter nights. But the Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, is an even rarer natural phenomenon, and one of the best places to witness the light show is from the southern Australian island known as Tasmania. The whole state is a viewing paradise, but mountains, trees and light pollution can occasionally get in the way. Here’s a guide for where to see the Southern Lights in Tasmania this winter. If you thought you had to go to Antarctica, think again.

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June 24, 2015 by
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Tasmania food, Salamanca market, Hobart

Cooking Classes in Tasmania

Isolation from mainland Australia has made Tasmania resourceful and independent when it comes to food. The state produces some of the country’s best seafood, meat and dairy as well as apples, cherries, blueberries and saffron. Memorable meals can be found in the city as well as the country, and a growing number of cooking schools […]

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March 25, 2015 by
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Tasmania’s Chocolate Factory

Tasmania is home to one of Australia’s tastiest attractions: the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Located near Hobart, Tasmania’s chocolate factory is the perfect place to explore, well, any time!

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February 25, 2015 by
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Tour the Tarkine

Located in the northwest corner of Tasmania, the Tarkine is home to one of the largest remaining temperate rainforests on the planet.

Tasmania’s remote northwest is home to some of Australia’s most impressive natural wonders. The Tarkine is a million-acre region that encompasses the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere — the second largest in the world. The dripping, green environment is chock-full of myrtle, sassafras and ferns along with rarer trees such as celery top pines […]

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January 28, 2015 by
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Hobart Summer Festival Guide

Mona Foma, also known as MOFO, is the grand finale in a great lineup of Hobart summer festivals.

The capital of Tasmania may be remote, but Hobart has enough summer festivals to energize the Antipodes. Most are held around New Year’s Eve when fireworks burst over the harbor at 9:30 and midnight. Here’s a guide to the best Hobart summer festivals and events. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Kicks off Dec. 26, 2014 in […]

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December 3, 2014 by
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Tamar Valley Wine Tasting

Tamar Valley wine tasting makes for a beautiful day trip from Launceston.

More than 32 wineries operate in a 105-mile (170-kilometer) span, offering a wide array of options for your Tamar Valley wine tasting adventure.

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November 6, 2014 by
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Wine and Cider Tasting from Hobart

It’s no coincidence that Tasmania has long been known as the ‘Apple Isle.’ Orchards have borne fruit from the island’s fertile river valleys since the 19th century. Tasmania is also the birthplace of Australian wine. The state now produces at least a quarter of the country’s ‘A’ grade bottles, which read like a list from Burgundy […]

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October 8, 2014 by
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Shags, Shearwaters and an Albatross on the Full-Day Bruny Island Tour From Hobart

On the Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart when they say dress warmly they mean it. Yes, this is Australia. Yes, this is the middle of the summer. Nevertheless, this is not the Australian desert, this is Tasmania and you are going to get wet.

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September 10, 2014 by
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Tasmania’s Best Historical Attractions

Port Arthur

Tasmania has a rich convict history, and many of it remains to this day, preserved for generations to come. We’ve collected some of Tasmania’s best historical attractions around Hobart and Launceston – a list you should make sure to tick off during your time in the state.

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September 3, 2014 by
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Visiting Tasmania: Hobart

Hobart Waterfront

Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city. One of two landing points for visitors to the island, Hobart is certainly one of the most visited locations in the state. Why visit Hobart over better-known cities such as Sydney or Melbourne?

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August 20, 2014 by
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