Tasmania’s showing off some exciting new products: Tasmanian Expeditions has released two new snowshoeing adventures for those in search of a winter adventure that isn’t about snowboarding, skiing or lounging by log fires; Tasmanian Yachting Adventures presents a suite of luxurious yachting experiences for anyone seeking a little R&R on the water; HobART’s art walks takes visitors to hidden art studios and the city’s latest art experiences; Answering questions like “How much exposure compensation should I use?” Shutterbug’s Photography Experiences new Mount Wellington photography tours will certainly hit the photography mark; and an enticing range of stylish new accommodation offerings from Penguin Waterfront Escape, Clear Creek Cottage and The Cove Kettering provide the ideal base for island adventures.
TASMANIAN EXPEDITIONS NEW SNOWSHOEING TRIPS
Tasmanian Expeditions is set to challenge the idea that walking around the island state is strictly a summer activity with the release of an exciting new range of snowshoeing trips. The new four-day Walls of Jerusalem Winter Experience and six-day Overland Track Winter Trek will appeal to hardy hikers keen to experience Tasmania’s magnificent wilderness regions - void of the crowds that are common during the warmer months. Valued at $1195 for The Walls of Jerusalem Winter Experience and$2195 for the Overland Track Winter Trek both treks include snow shoes, meals, transport, National Park fees, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and waterproof outerwear and wet weather gear. To book, visit the Tasmanian Expeditions website.
TASMANIAN YACHTING ADVENTURES
Sailing enthusiasts can now explore Tasmania’s stunning coastline aboard a 62 foot luxury yacht. Offering a wide variety of trips to suit a range of budgets and interests, Tasmanian Yachting Adventures sail guests around some of Tasmania’s most breathtaking coastline destinations including Wineglass Bay, the Derwent River and the stunning East Coast. Cruises range from three hours to six days, providing avid adventurers the opportunity to view dolphins and seal colonies, migrating whales, secluded beaches, iconic sites like the Port Arthur convict settlement or 90 metre high cliff faces that drop straight into the sea. Prices start from $120 per person for a three hour tour along the Derwent River.
SHUTTERBUG WALKABOUTS ‘FERNS, FUNGI & WATERFALLS’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
Photography lovers will enjoy Shutterbug Walkabouts new ‘Ferns, Fungi & Waterfall’ tour, set in the stunning rainforest of Mt Wellington, just 20 minutes from Hobart’s CBD. The natural rainforest environment provides endless photographic opportunities, with participants guided through the techniques for low-light, close-up, waterfall and nature photography. Dolerite ‘Organ Pipes’, shady tree-fern gullies, waterfalls, birds, wildlife, flora and fungi are just some of the attractions this experience offers. The three-hour tour includes practical, in-field tuition, drinks and snacks and use of a tripod. The tour operates daily by request and costs $120 per person for a half-day experience. A full day experience is also available for $220.
EXPLORE HOBART’S DYNAMIC ARTS SCENE WITH HOBART WALKS
Hobart walks takes visitors behind the scenes of the capital’s vibrant, diverse and dynamic arts community. Travellers can choose from four different guided walks to discover hidden artists' studios, commercial and non-commercial galleries and other spaces that are not always accessible to the public. Each ARTwalk tour showcases contemporary art by emerging and established artists and offers participants the chance to meet gallery owners and local artists. Hobart’s art scene is in a constant state of flux so each ART walk is designed to take advantage of Hobart’s latest arts experiences.
PENGUIN WATERFRONT ESCAPE OPENS ON THE NORTH WEST COAST
Penguin Waterfront Escape features two boutique two-bedroom apartments situated on the shores of Bass Strait in the heart of the Tasmanian coastal town of Penguin. These stylish and private waterfront apartments that opened in January feature amazing panoramic views. Both apartments are fully self-contained with large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge room facilities. Located one hours’ drive from Cradle Mountain, Penguin is ideally located for exploring the Cradle Coast/North West Region of Tasmania.
CLEAR CREEK COTTAGE OPENS IN WOODBRIDGE
Clear Creek Cottage offers contemporary country accommodation just 30 minutes drive south of Hobart. The cottage is situated on a 28-acre property divided by the running waters of Clear Creek, and is nestled in a secluded farming valley with views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island, pastoral farmlands and hillside eucalyptus forests. A former honey barn, the two-storey timber cottage has been lovingly converted into a spacious and stylish two-person apartment equipped with everything guests might need for a comfortable stay. Rates start from $160 per night for two people, and include a fresh local produce breakfast basket.
THE COVE KETTERING - LUXURIOUS NEW B&B IN KETTERING
The Cove Kettering is a new accommodation offering located a leisurely 30-minute drive south of Hobart, and is just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Huon Valley. The B&B offers three luxurious suites all boasting stunning views of Little Oyster Cove, Bruny Island and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. A pillow menu, warm waffle bathrobe and slippers, as well as a private balcony, marina views and homemade chocolate truffles are just some of the luxuries on offer. Guests also have access to the lounge and dining area, which has a beautiful French fireplace, leather lounge, bean bags, cashmere throw rugs and a deck with BBQ and outdoor dining area. Rates start from $240 per night for two people including a cooked breakfast.