You can spot the town of Stanley for kms away with the imposing flat topped volcanic plug called ‘The Nut’ which sits on the end of the peninsular in Tasmania’s north west. The township was built around this feature, protecting it from weathers of Bass Straight. Wander around the township and fabulous shops. Eat some of the famous local fish and chips, visit Highfield … Continue reading ‘The Nut’ – Stanley
You have to travel about 16kms on an unsealed road from Zeehan to reach Trial Harbour, and it was well worth it! This now small beach hamlet sits at the northern end of Ocean Beach and bordering Mount Heemskrik Regional Reserve and the Indian Ocean. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it was an small anchorage for the mining communities of Zeehan and Queenstown. Exposed to the … Continue reading Trial Harbour, Tasmania – Remote – Wild – Colourful
A breathtaking early morning walk to Fishers Point at the bottom end of Tasmania. Starting at Cockle Creek this easy *two hour walk takes you along various beaches that snug the southern coast of the Tasman Sea! The bay is a renown and historical resting spot for yachts after their sometimes hazardous journey from the Indian Ocean. I began around 7.30am and watched the sun cast its shadows … Continue reading Fishers Point – Tasmania
Australia has over 11,000 beaches and Watego Beach is one of those that takes your breath away. Situated in the Byron Bay area near the Light House which beacons Australia’s most easterly point. Swim, surf, lay on the sand, explore the rocks, whatever you want to do – just enjoy its splendour. After wearing winter clothing for the past six months in Ireland’s summer, it was a blessing to soak … Continue reading Watego Beach, Australia – Majestic – Pristine – Pure Australia!