There’s so much to do in this amazing state of ours

There’s so much to do in this amazing state of ours, here are a few things to get you started…

Port Arthur

If you’re looking for a great day trip then go to Port Arthur. Port Arthur is a former convict settlement with lots of ruins and largely intact buildings that you can tour around!

There are plenty of tours available but you can just walk around yourself.

It’s only an hours drive from Hobart so this make it perfect for day trips. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Hobart then look at our Hobart Accommodation site for some great deals!

Motorbike Hire

In a surprise to no-one, one of the best holidays I’ve ever had was with a bunch of mates traveling around Tasmania on motorbikes.

We hired the bikes – new BMW’s and Honda’s, from Ian at the biggest (by far) and best motorcycle hire in Tasmania business – MotoAdventure.

Brilliant bikes, fantastic service (Ian is a top guy who just wants to make sure you see his much loved home state) and incredible scenery.

MotoAdventure’s Details

You can get Ian on 0447 556 189 or atwww.motoadventure.com.au.

Being the idiots we are, we (the guys on the motorbike tour) did up a web site telling about our adventures.  Just one thing – don’t tell our wives what we got up to!

Cheers

Brendon

South Coast Track

The South Coast Track is one of the world’s last true wilderness walks remaining.

It’s an 84km walk between Melaleuca and Cockle Creek on Tasmania’s South Coast. It presents numerous challenges as well as some incredible scenery for walkers.

If you’re interested in walking the South Coast Track check out our site – it’s the biggest resource on the track with hundreds of photos, videos, packing lists and much more!

Cheers

Jack

Plenty of Summer Left

Traditionally February and March are Tasmania’s most settled month’s as far as the weather goes.  You can look forward to long sunny days with a slight pleasant breeze.  This is Tasmania’s best time to show itself off.

J Boag and Son Brewery

Come see the where the brewing tradition of J Boag and Son started at the J Boag and Son Brewery in Launceston, northern Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Devils

tasmanian_devil_24Once inhabiting nearly the whole of mainland Australia, the Tasmanian Devils are now found only in Tasmania – the island state of Australia. Tasmanian Devils are marsupials and nocturnal animals, which prefer to live alone rather in groups. The habitat of these nocturnal animals includes forests, countryside and shrubs swamps of towns. The deafening growl and screech that Tasmanian Devils make while having a communal feeding of carcasses has earned them the name ‘Devils.’

Tasmanian Devils have a body covered with black fur along with white markings on the chest, rump and shoulder and at times on tail. The looks of the devils are similar to that of baby bears, and their tracks are in a diamond pattern. Tasmanian Devils can reach a top speed of 13 kilometers per hour. While the average males are around 2.5 feet in height, the females are around 2 feet, both the gender weigh around 12 to 18 pounds. The sense of hearing and sense of smell of the devils are very good, with a very sharp vision.

Though they are carnivorous in their dietary habits, Tasmanian Devils are not good hunters. They mostly feed on dead animals, an eating habit which is common among the hyenas as well. From amphibians, to reptiles, birds, small mammals, kangaroos, wallabies, insects and possums these devils eat anything and everything. Tasmanian Devils are known as ‘mini-vacuum cleaners’ since they eat everything of their preys’ dead bodies including bones, fur, skin and skull. The devils are known to be noisy eaters while eating in groups.

Tasmanian Devils begin to breed in their second year, when the female devils become sexually mature. The mating time of the devils is in March. The new devils are born in April, though 20 young devils are born only 4 manage to live. By the end of the 40 weeks, the young ones become independent. Tasmanian Devils have a life span of 7 to 8 years.

Tasmanian Devils was made into a famous cartoon character Taz by the Warner Bros in 50s. This popular cartoon character has featured in a number of animated movies, commercials and television series.

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Escaping The Tasmanian Winter – An African Safari

Unless you live in the remote wildernesses of Africa, getting to experience the sights, sounds and scenes of an exotic location is something that most people can only dream about. Although it’s a once in a life time experience, that doesn’t stop people from coming back time and again, just to be a part of the fantastic feeling of being on a wildlife safari. Fortunately, times have changed and this once in a lifetime experience is now available to people from all walks of life, but why should you choose to plan your holiday around an African safari?

Well it’s not just the exotic nature of your trip that will really get your heart pumping, but it’s the sheer level of experiences that you’ll have whilst on the safari itself. Does anything quite say ‘adventure’, like the stunningly beautiful country of Kenya? From its open plains filled with rare birds, mammals and predators, all the way to its crocodile and snake infested rivers. The location is filled with things that you wouldn’t even have known existed if you went elsewhere.

So what makes choosing an African safari an even better choice? Well for a start, Kenya is home to the original Masai tribe, whose rich heritage and traditions have stood the test of time, with their practices no different now to how they were when they were first invented centuries ago, so if you want a Kenya safari in the Masia - this is the place to look. Witnessing their unique, diverse and stunningly extravagant culture, is something that only a handful of people get to enjoy in their lifetimes; so why not combine a mix of safari adventure with Masai culture today?

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