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Tasmania’s Indigenous History May Shock You.

I’ve written many times about how we fell in love with Tasmania, but perhaps one thing I haven’t spoken enough about, is the Indigenous history of Australia’s island state. There’s a reason for that; during our 3 months in Tasmania, although we learned a lot of history, I’m sad to say …

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Montezuma Falls Bushwalk: Tasmania with Kids.

One of the wonderful things about being on the road, is never quite knowing where you’ll be on your birthday. For me, we ended up being in the West of Tasmania, meaning there was lots of amazing nature just waiting on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. The goal then …

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Goodbye Tassie. Thank You Spirit of Tasmania.

When I think back to late 2013, we knew we were heading off on our big lap of Australia, but we didn’t really have any idea where that journey would take us, or just where we’d aim for first. So it goes without saying that when we had the chance …

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AR Reflections Arthur River Cruises, Tasmania

“Drop by before the cruise and I’ll make you a cuppa.” An offer like that isn’t one to be missed, so we were greeted by Kaye at the Arthur River Reflections Cruise office half an hour before our departure. Once we got to chatting, I was so glad we’d taken …

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Lest We Forget – ANZAC Day In Tasmania

ANZAC Day services make me sad. They bring tears to my eyes and I feel pain for all the families who have suffered heartache at the hands of war. Regardless of my own sadness, we make a point of attending each year, as a family. We feel it’s important for …

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Things to do in Tasmania: Discovering Stanley

If it wasn’t the sunrise that first stole our hearts as we arrived in Tasmania, or the friendly people we met on our first busy day here, then it was Stanley. We arrived in the tiny coastal town almost swept away by an on-shore wind beating against the car and …

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Things to do Tasmania – Port Arthur Ghost Tour with Kids

Would you dare walk the night with the ghosts of convicts? There is great weight that is carried by learning the heavy history of Australia’s settlement. The circumstances and conditions that surrounded many of the early convicts were beyond how I think any of us could imagine living today. The …

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Tasmania Things To Do – Port Arthur Kids Activities

One of the most exciting things that Tasmania has offered us as a family, is a deeper understanding of Australian history. Instead of just reading from books, the kids have been able to walk within the walls of convict buildings, see artifacts, historical records, and be immersed in wonderful interpretations …

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Must See Tasmania: The House of Anvers

There are moments in life when things just fall spectacularly into place, and you feel all parts of the universe aligning, our visit to The House of Anvers was one of those times. One of the goals of our Australian travels is to uncover the hidden gems of the country, …

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Sailing Spirit of Tasmania with Kids (& a dog).

It is with so much joy and excitement that I share with you the first amazing journey of our new life as full time travellers.  The hard work of getting ready to travel was swept aside in preparation for our trip on what the kids happily referred to as “the …

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