Salamanca Market

Every Saturday, the Salamanca Market – one of Australia’s largest and most vibrant outdoor markets promising an authentic Tasmanian experience, is open from 8.30am to 3pm between the lawns and historic buildings of Salamanca Place, near Hobart City’s waterfront. First held on 22 January 1972, Salamanca Market has grown from a dozen informal traders to…

Port Arthur Day Tour Part III (Final)

By the time we arrived at Port Arthur Historic Site, it was around 12.30pm. James, our tour guide, gave us our entry pass and map, and provided some information on the main highlights of the site. The 20-min harbour cruise would depart at 1.40pm and we could also join the 40-min guided walking tour to…

Port Arthur Day Tour Part I: Richmond

I opted for a day tour to Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula from Hobart as the online pictures of coastal scenery from Tasman Peninsula looks stunning and at the same time, Tasmania’s rich convict history aroused my interest for Australia’s most famous penal settlement – Port Arthur. So I ended signing up Tours Tasmania‘s Port…

Full Day Bruny Island Tour Part II

The 3-hour Bruny Island Cruise took us through the eastern coastline of South Bruny Island – a round-trip from Captain Cook’s Landing Place in Adventure Bay to Penguin Island, Fluted Cape, Cape Connella, Mangana Bluff, Boreel Head, The Friars, Bridge Rock, Arched Island and Haulage Bay. We also saw a lot of coastal wildlife up…

Full Day Bruny Island Tour Part I

Bruny Island is an island off the southeastern coast of Tasmania, close to the state’s capital of Hobart. It was the possibility of seeing the wild whales around the island during whale migration (May to July and September to December) that prompted me to find out more about a cruise tour on the island as…