MACq 01 is set to open in Hobart

MACq 01 launches official microsite and the first immersive look at the 114-suite hotel  Coming soon: MACq 01 is set to open doors in mid-2017 It’s BIG: The hotel will boast 114 rooms across several categories – The smallest room is 43m2and the largest the largest room is huge at 105m2 It’s luxurious:A 35 million dollar development, […]

Tasmania – Chocolate Winterfest

7 JULY 2013 Each year chocoholics flock to this wickedly delicious event. The Chocolate Winterfest is devoted to all things chocolate, and the quirky festival is sure to treat, inform, astound and amuse visitors. All ages can enjoy this day of indulgence and participate in eating, sculpting, decorating, drinking and celebrating the delicious wonders of […]

Tasmania’s Free iPhone App

The ultimate online wildlife, walking and wilderness guide to Tasmania is now available in an iPhone App, free to download from the App Store from 16th April. The app has been produced by Tourism Tasmania in association with It includes many small and specialist tourism and wildlife operators and accommodation providers that have never […]

A Walk on the Wild Side – Bonorong Wilderness Sanctuary

Where else can you get up close and personal with wildlife – no, not in a zoo – but at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where it’s all about touchy close encounters with the wild side of life. Bonorong (an Aboriginal word meaning native companion) is a little 17 acre, privately owned sanctuary that helps rescue more […]

A Convict’s Rite of Passage

“I’m an eighth generation Tasmanian,” remarked Jake Bradshaw when we first met on the grounds of Port Arthur. “My ancestor George Ransley was the leader and a smuggler for the Adlington Gang who drank and hatched raids from the Walnut Tree Inn in Aldington, Kent. He was sentenced and transported for murder and smuggling on […]

Fit for a Premier – Quamby Estate, Tasmania

Quamby Estate Golf is steeped in Tasmanian history as the home of Sir Richard Dry – the first Tasmanian born premier of the state. The large stately-like house was built between 1830 and 1838. Originally a 30,000 acre estate in the Meander Valley, today its acreage is closer to 64 hectares including a nine-hole golf […]

A Wild, Wet and Windy Flying Foxy Fling

With a low pressure weather system blanketing Tasmania, it was always going to be a bit wild, wet and windy ziplining tree to tree 50m above the ground . . . but once you’re in the crow’s nest there’s no turning back . The rain started slowly as we headed out into a eucalyptus forest […]