The Meters of Waddamana Power Station

In last week’s blog post I gave you a glimpse of the Waddamana Power Station Museum. This week we take a closer look at some of the fabulous meters in their collection.

Waddamana Power Station

Waddamana Power Station

In the geographical centre of Tasmania, up in the highlands, there’s a turn off from the Highland Lakes Road that takes you 30km down a winding dirt road to an unexpected piece of industrial design history – the Waddamana Hydro-Electric Power Station. Or more precisely these days, the Waddamana Power Station Museum.

Highland Adventures

Highland Adventures

Today’s post features a tiny, tiny glimpse at the central highlands of Tasmania. As always we took the quiet back roads as much as possible and it paid off. It’s a beautiful region, and as is so often the case in Tasmania, you almost have the roads and the views all to yourself…

A weekend in Sydney

A weekend in Sydney

Recently we made a brief foray to the mainland for the weekend. Each year we try to travel to Sydney see the Archibald Prize exhibition, and this year was no exception. As well as seeing some amazing art, we got the chance to play in a big city again for a few days.

A garden in winter

A garden in winter

This is our first “proper” winter in a long time. It’s tempting to hide out inside, huddled beside the heater, but we’ve been brave and dragged ourselves out to explore. Recently we ventured to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, one of my favourite places in Hobart, even during the chill of winter.

Dark Times in Hobart

Dark Times in Hobart

This week I take you to the world of Dark Mofo.

Exploring the far south

Exploring the far south

This adventure took us to Tasmania’s Far South, through the Southern Forests to the D’Entrecasteaux River and Recherche Bay.

A Peninsula Experience

A Peninsula Experience

Tasmania has no shortage of amazing places to stay. However, there are are a handful that are truly spectacular. The Peninsula Experience in Dover is one of those.

D’Entrecasteaux Channel Adventures

D’Entrecasteaux Channel Adventures

As I’ve mentioned before, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel region is one of my favourite parts of Tasmania. Here are a few highlights of a weekend adventure from Hobart down to Conningham.  

Of bicycles and things

Of bicycles and things

It’s been far too long since I’ve been on a bike, but living in Tasmania is the perfect time to get back in the saddle.

Bream Creek Adventures

Bream Creek Adventures

Last weekend found us at the Bream Creek Show, an iconic event in the Tasmanian calendar.

Exploring Mount Wellington

Exploring Mount Wellington

This weekend’s adventure took us up on to my favourite feature of the Hobart skyline, Mount Wellington. The mountain is covered in hiking trails, and we did a loop which included three trails and covered about 8km.

Foodie adventures at the Taste of the Huon

Foodie adventures at the Taste of the Huon

This weekend’s adventure took us to the Taste of the Huon festival. The festival is focused on food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania (which all lie just south of Hobart).

A weekend at Woolmers

A weekend at Woolmers

Recently we spent a weekend at the historic Woolmers Estate in Longford, staying in one of the converted workers’ cottages.

Adventures with Penny Farthings

Adventures with Penny Farthings

This weekend’s adventures found us in the beautiful village of Evandale at the National Penny Farthing Championships.

Oatlands adventures

Oatlands adventures

Last weekend started with a lovely, rainy, Tasmanian summer’s day – perfect weather for exploring. So we pulled out our map, picked a destination, worked out our route, and set off off adventuring.

Messing about with boats

Messing about with boats

This weekend was a lovely long weekend with perfect weather, just what you want as a visitor to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Exploring the Waterworks Reserve

Exploring the Waterworks Reserve

This weekend’s adventure took us to South Hobart’s Waterworks Reserve. The Reserve is at the base of Mount Wellington and features the two main reservoirs of the Hobart Mountain Water Supply System set in beautiful bushland surrounds.

Exploring Cape Raoul

Exploring Cape Raoul

This weekend’s adventure took us to Cape Raoul in the Tasman National Park. There we set off on a 14km return hike, which is considered one of the most spectacular clifftop walks in Australia.

Pumphouse Point Adventures No. 2

Pumphouse Point Adventures No. 2

Luckily the wild weather wasn’t constant during our stay at the newly opened Pumphouse Point, and we had the chance to explore a little bit of Lake St Clair.

Pumphouse Point Adventures No. 1

Pumphouse Point Adventures No. 1

Our resolution to explore continued in style this weekend with a stay at the newly opened Pumphouse Point in Lake St Clair.

Welcome to Tasmania

Welcome to Tasmania

This is a return to Tasmania for us, so this year will be a year of discovery and rediscovery, which will tie in nicely with my resolutions for 2015 – to create and to explore.

So let’s kick the exploration off with a trip to the Pinnacle of Mt Wellington.

City Fragments – Melbourne

City Fragments – Melbourne

A few weeks ago we packed our bags and left sunny Brisbane for a long weekend in Melbourne. The sale airfares we had meant our baggage allowance was limited to hand luggage, which forced us to be selective about the camera kit we took. While I’ve moved away from the old days of wanting to carry […]

A Lost World

A Lost World

One Sunday morning earlier this year we decided that a road trip was in order. So we pulled out our map and started planning. As soon as I saw the words “Lost World” I knew it was where we would end up. It’s a valley situated behind the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast […]

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

Today’s picture post has a festive theme! Throughout the latter half of December Brisbane’s City Hall is hosting a spectacular projected light show based on The Nutracker. It’s really worth seeing with your own eyes, but for now I’ll leave you with this highlight! We’ll be taking a break over Christmas, so I’ll return on […]

Brisbane’s most stoic residents

Brisbane’s most stoic residents

Posted by Pav Matt on December 3, 2013 in Places

Although Brisbane supports many bright, colourful characters, if you look closely there’s always room for quiet ones watching the world pass by without drawing attention to themselves. It’s easy to miss these two, who live near the Maritime Museum come rain or shine, I like to think that the weather doesn’t get them down, despite […]

A Blue Pole

A Blue Pole

Posted by Pav Matt on July 23, 2013 in Places

It’s no secret that we love taking pictures of people, but we also like to play around and experiment in other areas of photography. So I thought this week I’d give you a peek at one of Geoff’s recent landscape photos. I love seeing the results of his photography expeditions, and I love this one […]

What a beautiful day

Posted by Pav Matt on January 6, 2013 in Places

In the words of the Levellers… “What a beautiful day, I’m the king of all time, And nothing is impossible, In my all powerful mind.” How could I not feel inspired waking up to this amazing view? Go listen to the song, you’ll be humming it for days. 🙂 Pav