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The Best Things to do in Strahan and Tasmania’s West Coast

Strahan, Tasmania and the West Coast feel like the edge of the world. The tiny towns of Strahan and Queenstown have lots of history, and the surrounding rainforest and beaches are beautiful. Many people head to Strahan to take the famous Gordon River cruise to the convict site on Sarah Island or ride the West …

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20+ Things to Do on the Tasman Peninsula Near Port Arthur

If you’re planning a trip to Tasmania, chances are the historic convict site at Port Arthur is on your list. But did you know that there are soooo many other things to do on the Tasman Peninsula? The area is home to some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks, interesting sea caves, great food, unique wildlife, …

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The Best Things to Do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

There’s something special about islands. Therefore, an island off another island should be doubly special, right? I definitely think that’s the case when it comes to Bruny Island. Australia’s island state of Tasmania is known for its incredible food, drink, wilderness, and scenery. And Bruny Island off Tasmania’s southeast coast has all of those things. …

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How to Spend the Weekend in Hobart, Tasmania: 2-day Itinerary

Tassie is my home away from home. I’ve done a few month-long house-sitting stints for a friend near Devonport, Tasmania. Each time we visit, we spend a weekend in Hobart, the state capital city. It’s a small city with a population of just over 200,000, but it’s still the largest city in Tasmania. Despite its …

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40+ Things to do in Devonport and Tasmania’s North West

Devonport is a small city in Tasmania’s north west. Many people know it as the place where the Spirit of Tasmania ferry docks, bringing passengers and their vehicles over from Melbourne. There are so many things to do in Devonport! It’s my adopted Tasmanian home town since I spent a combined 2.5 months housesitting near …

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How to Hike in Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Tasmania’s wilderness. I spent 6 days exploring it on the Overland Track on my first visit in 2019, so when I returned to Tasmania in 2020, I pretty much went right from the airport directly to Walls of Jerusalem National Park to go backpacking. Unlike …

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Overland Track Packing List: Everything You Need to Bring

Packing for the Overland Track can be a little bit confusing. I did lots of gear research before I walked the Overland Track. I  managed to put together a backpack full of gear that wasn’t too heavy or bulky, but still kept me warm and dry in Tasmania’s fickle (and chilly) weather. Here’s my complete …

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Your Guide to All the Overland Track Side Trips

One of the best parts of the Overland Track is the opportunity to take a side trip. It’s a chance to drop your heavy backpack and strike out into the bush for a few hours (or days!). There are lots of side trip possibilities on the Overland Track including lakes, waterfalls and the highest mountain …

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