Our Top Hiking Essentials



There is nothing quite as healthy for both body and mind as going for a long hike. But to get the most out of the experience and not be distracted by discomfort or worry, it pays to follow the Scout’s motto and be prepared! The first thing to consider is the weather, and if you […]

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8 Things to do in Tasmania



Tasmania is a small island, but it is incredibly varied. Every year more and more exciting options open up for the traveller, and it is possible to return again and again and keep on discovering new hidden corners of the state. Below are some of our favourites. 1.Go on a self-guided driving tour. Bring your […]

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The Beautiful Flora of Tasmania

Pigface on the beach at Maria Island

There are few places in the world that can boast the biological diversity we have in Tasmania. Once a part of the supercontinent of Gondwana, after its breakup our island state was lucky enough to maintain a similar climate for the past 70-odd million years, which means we have many “living fossil” species thriving in […]

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The Maria Island Walk Wins Gold at the Australian Tourism Awards

Ian and Bron Johnstone at the Australian Tourism Awards

The Maria Island Walk was judged the nation’s top Ecotourism operation at the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra in March. Owner Ian Johnstone said that it was an honour to have won the award, which came as our fifth time winning gold at a national level at these awards. The award follows a successful […]

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Maria Island’s Painted Cliffs & Fossil Cliffs

The Painted Cliffs at Maria Island

Tasmania’s coastline is rugged and spectacular, and there are few places to better appreciate this than Maria Island. With unique and fascinating geology, Maria Island is a top destination for the geologist, whether professional or amateur. But not all of us are fascinated by rocks and the almost incomprehensible spans of time that went into […]

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The Maria Island Walk Featured in ‘8 of Tasmania’s Best Hikes’



Tasmania is the ultimate hiking playground. Australian Traveller have shared their list of 8 of Tasmania’s best hikes, and The Maria Island Walk features. “If you appreciate tranquility, Maria Island ticks all the right boxes” Australian Traveller say “Pristine Maria Island, located off Tasmania’s east coast, is a place of historic ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, breathtaking […]

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Our Tasmanian Food Trail

Tapas and wine at the Milton Vineyard

Tasmania is synonymous with food. Renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, gourmet cuisine and fine wine, there is no better way to take in this delicious fare than a self-drive exploration of our island state, stopping to sample different areas’ offerings, discovering hidden gems and taking in our breath-taking landscapes along the way. Summer is […]

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Why Hiking Should Be Your New Years Resolution



The end of the year is looming. And not just the end of any year; the end of a DECADE. It seems a bit momentous, and with that feeling comes a vague sensation that perhaps WE should be doing something momentous. The start of a new year can be the perfect time to start creating […]

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Matching Tassie’s best tipples to food



  There’s never been a better time to drink in Tasmania, with a diverse range of our southern vineyards picking up a swag of State, national and international awards. Such diversity provides a great opportunity for wine lovers to stray off their beaten path to try new flavours – but if you’re used to staying […]

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Must See Tasmanian Wildlife



The breathtaking splendour of wild animals, and the joy of close-up encounters with them, draws people to isolated places all over the world. Here in Australia we’re blessed with a suite of animals that are found nowhere else. Sadly, a number of these special animals have disappeared from mainland Australia – including Tasmanian devils and […]

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