Daredevil climbers take on Tasmania’s 200ft Totem Pole

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 3 February 2014

Thought Tasmania was just apple orchards and the end of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race? Think again. This island state of Australia is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with wild coastlines and incredible rainforests to explore. And a 200-foot natural climbing wall called the Totem Pole. Located in Cape Hauy, the Totem Pole is a […]

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Exploring Tasmania: Hatherley Birrell Collection

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Upon arrival at the Hatherley Birrell Collection, I immediately realised what a hidden gem this is. It’s marketed by husband and wife team, Jack and Rebecca, as art plus design plus accommodation ‘in that order’, which makes sense: as well as owning this incredible boutique guesthouse, they also run a design company together on the […]

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Exploring Tasmania: MUDbar at the Old Launceston Seaport

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Monday 21 October 2013

I was lucky enough to spend an hour talking to Don Cameron, who over the past thirty years has owned and run five restaurants (four with his wife Mel). Their most recent endeavour is a break from the norm: they bought MUDbar at the Old Launceston Seaport earlier this year, whereas all Don’s other restaurants […]

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Exploring Tasmania: The town of Evandale

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Thursday 19 September 2013

Only 18km south of Launceston, en route to Hobart, on the banks of the South Esk River, sits the small historic town of Evandale, which various locals had suggested that I check out. Whilst there’s not all that much to do there, its quaint historic buildings, old-fashioned shops and traditional signage, all situated amidst hugely […]

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Exploring Tasmania: Cataract Gorge

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 September 2013

It was suggested that I check out the Cataract Gorge, one of Launceston’s premier tourist attractions found at the lower section of the South Esk River. So I drove the short distance from the city centre, arriving with an hour or so left before sundown.

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Exploring Tasmania: Avalon City Retreat

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 September 2013

The first thing that struck me about my Hobart accommodation, the Avalon City Retreat, was the personal touch. Amanda, the Marketing & PR Manager, was waiting on Macquarie Street to greet me, and show me around.

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MONA in Hobart, Tasmania: the largest privately-owned museum in Australia

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in New Art on Thursday 12 September 2013

On a recent trip to Tasmania, I had the opportunity to visit MONA, which after hearing so much hype and doing an abundance of background reading, I predicted would be a highlight of my already-amazing trip. I wasn’t wrong.

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MONA’s Theatre of the World in Hobart

Zac Contributor

By Zac in New Art on Tuesday 10 July 2012

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania, has been on the Lost At E Minor radar for some time. So we were delighted to be invited to attend the opening of the Theatre of the World exhibition.

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The stunning Painted Cliffs of Tasmania

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By Chiang Lup Hong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 10 April 2012

A friend of mine recently moved to Tasmania to further her studies and did some road trips while she was there. From her pictures, I came across Triassic sandstone formations called the Painted Cliffs. It is a very picturesque site with amazing photographic opportunities. I am totally in awe of the lines, the textures, the shapes, and the colours of the formation. It’s a wonderful piece of organic art. Nature certainly makes a great painter.

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Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art

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By Louise Southerden in Cool Travel on Thursday 27 October 2011

Wow, MONA. If Tasmania’s new Museum of Old and New Art was a person, she’d be cool and approachable. Built by art-lover, self-made-gambling-savant and Tasmanian-made-good David Walsh, then filled with his collection of oddities, it’s a world-class museum that’d be at home in Berlin or Beijing. Instead it’s loitering on a riverbank, half-an-hour by ferry outside Hobart.

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Stella Macdonald

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Video on Saturday 22 March 2008

Illustrator, animator, filmmaker and writer, Stella Macdonald is currently based in Tasmania, Australia, having graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art. Her short films have been screened in Sydney and Melbourne, and she was recently chosen by award winning director Bruce Beresford as one of three finalists in the Moving Image section of the Qantas […]

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