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No Kangaroos in Austria!

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

That's what Konrad's T-Shirt said! Faith, Sigrund, Alois and Konrad, all from Austria, were meant to bring some sunshine with them. It was sunny, and very warm, at around 30 degrees Centigrade, but that was a couple of of days ago! On the day of the tour, 16th November, 2017 it was cool and misty. No chance of seeing anything from the top of Mount Wellington but we still had a great time seeing the animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting the quaint township of Richmond with it's rich tapestry of historic sights, and getting off the beaten track. We visited the townships of Margate, Kettering, Woodbridge, Cygnet, Franklin and Geeveston. We explored the Channel Museum at Margate, tasted cold and hot smoked Atlantic salmon and ocean trout at Woodbridge, did a cider tasting at Frank's Cider and visited the Wooden Boat Centre, both at Franklin. The Wooden Boat Centre, pictured here, is the only wooden boat building training centre in Australia.


Philip & Family 11 Day Tassie Tour

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Philip from Taiwan, his mother, brother & sister-in-law enjoyed a customised tour of Tasmania starting at Mt Wellington and including the Huon Valley, Bruny Island, Tasman Peninsula, Maria Island, Freycinet NP, Bicheno's Little Penguins, Launceston, Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain, Strahan and finishing back at Richmond. A great time was had by all, including me, with highlights being sightings of a hump back whale, bottle nose dolphins, and more wombats than we could count, at Maria Island! The only disapointment was that we could not see Cradle Mountain for the clouds but we enjoyed seeing the snow anyway.




Canadian Cruise Clients Day Tour

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Glen & Paula, Rickhey, Lorraine, Gerald & Dianne, Debbi & Al and Ed & Esther enjoy a day touring with Tasmania i-Drive. They had a day ashore off the cruise ship Noordam. We visited, Mt Field National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finished at the historic town of Richmond, where they are photographed standing in front of Australia's oldest, still operational bridge.

Honeymooners Enjoy Bruny Island

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Jin and Jan, from the Napa Valley, USA, enjoyed a relaxing day on Bruny Island including fresh Pacific Oysters and a relax on Adventure Bay beach.


Short Tour through Tasmania's Highlands

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

My guests, Michael and Cath, had a great time feeding the highland cattle at Tarraleah and the kangaroos at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary during a three day tour taking in Mt Field National Park, Curringa Sheep Farm, Tarraleah highland village, Lake St Clair National Park, the Wall in the Wilderness huon pine carving, Bothwell and Bonorong on the way back to the airport.


Wine Tour through Coal River Valley

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

My group, all from England but now living and working on mainland Australia, enjoyed a bit of a reunion in Tasmania and took the chance to try some of our States best wines while they caught up. I have worked in the industry both as a territory representative for a mainland winery and as an independent liquor store owner. I would love to show more people what Tassie has to offer in cool climate wines!

Tasmanian Devils at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A great day at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary catching up with the locals in readiness for the upcoming tourist season. The devils were happy to just lay around in the sun most of the time but I happened to catch this guy taking a stroll. There were also two young female wombats, Brooke & Cressy, showing off on their very first day at the sanctuary. Check out their video on our Facebook page. Cheers. Rob.

Day Tour from Hobart to Freycinet NP

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday I had a day tour from Hobart to the Frecinet NP with a delightful family visiting from Brazil. I was so pleased they had such good weather and they loved their walks among this stunning scenery  and of course enjoyed their oysters at the  I hope you enjoyed your day at Bonorong today and has been great to meet you all...happy and safe travels back home. Another great day tour.

Freycinet NP

Day 3-6 of a 7 Day Tour

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On tour to St Helen's to the stunning Binnalong Bay and Bay of Fires then off for lunch at The Holy Cow Cafe at Pyengana (best cheesecake in the state). We stopped into Legerwood to the Soldier's Memorial Wood Carving Sculptures on the way to Launceston for the evening. The next day, started with a visit to Launceston's gem the Cataract Gorge then off to Mole Creek's Marakoopa Caves to witness the cutest little glow worms in Tasmania on the Underwater Rivers & Glow Worm Tour. Then off to experience Tasmania's National Treasure, the Cradle Mountain region. The next day, we stopped into Sheffield, the town of Murals, then a night at historic Deloraine, the home to The Tasmanian Craft Fair which is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors. The following day began with retail therapy then via the Great Lakes to Curringa Sheep Farm.

Cataract Gorge

A Day around Hobart

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Some great shots on tour today up at Mt Wellington in Hobart - alot of fun

Mt Wellington

A Great Day on the North West of Tasmania

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Today their tour took the thtm to the North West of Tasmania, including the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens, Guide Falls, Wynyard, Stanley - Highfield House, The Nut then onto Cradle Mountain...

North West Tasmania



Start of a 10 Tay Tour of Tasmania

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We have had two wonderful fun filled days with these lovely people, exploring Launceston and our fabulous North West and tomorrow their private tour will take them into Cradle Mountain and the Dove Lake Circuit Walk. Lets hope for great weather!

Penguin North West Tasmania

7 Day Tour Tasmania

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a wonderful day exploring the Cradle Mountain Valley region...tomorrow we head to Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania.

Ashgrove Cheese

A Great 15 Day Tour in Tasmania

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Karen has been taking care o a couple on tour for the last 15 Days and they have been down the South recently and have just finished the North of the state. This is a shot from the Bay of Fires on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Thanks for taking the time Karen to post such great pics of your tour on Facebook...looks like they have been pretty fortunate with the weather and having ....and have had a great time...Good stuff!.. The end of a great 15 Day Tour around Tasmania.

A Day on the Southern Trove of Tasmania

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I have started a 2 day tour with a lovely family visiting from Hong Kong. Their day was spent down on part of the Southern Trove and they especially enjoyed the buzzing bees at Hartzview Vineyard. They loved the melting pot of activities offered. It was a great taste of what such a small area of Tasmania has to offer.

Mt Wellington

Great Day on Bruny Island

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Well today I had 2 lovely returning Guests off the Cruise Ship docked in Hobart today. It was a last minute change of plan since their ship was going out late tonight we swapped from Mt Field NP to Bruny Island  Another great day over there and they loved their experience. See you in Burnie in a couple of days.

Cruise Ship Day Tour Port Arthur

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I toured with a lovely family visiting from the USA off the Emerald Princess Cruise Ship  docked in Port Arthur today. They wanted to also experience a little more of the Tasman Peninsula than just Port Arthur , so it was off to all the lookouts and a lovely lunch at the Dunalley Art Cafe. A good taste of what the Tasman Peninsula has to offer.

Port Arthur

Happy New Year 2017 from Tasmania

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)


End of a 2 Day Tour in Tasmania

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I bid farewell to my lovely family visiting from Jakarta in Indonesia  after a private tour for 2 days and they experienced a good taste of what the  East Coast of Tasmania has to offer. We made our way down to Hobart via a wine tasting at Devils Vinyard  and a side trip to historic Richmond. Thank you so much for the will be treasured! and great to hear you may come back to explore more on a longer tour of Tasmania.

Frecinet Natioanl Park

A 2 Day Tour in Tasmania

Posted on December 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This morning I picked up a lovely family from Indonesia off the Spirit of Tasmania, who are going to tour with me for the next couple of days. Today of course it was Xmas Day and after a trip to do a little shopping for food in Launceston, it was time for a short few walks at The Gorge before we ventured to the East Coast. The rest of the day was spent playing around and enjoying the beach at Bicheno.

Bicheno Beach