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Family-friendly walks in the Huon Valley

With the warmer, lighter days of summer finally upon us, it’s the perfect time to start getting out and about for some short walks around…

Art from the heart in the Huon Valley

The Huon community is a hugely creative one, with numerous makers and craftspeople choosing to make their home in the beautiful surroundings of the valley.…

Michelle Crawford’s historical home by the Huon River

From an elegant former bank overlooking the Huon River, Michelle Crawford styles, writes, photographs, curates, researches and consults on food; never far from its source.…

Mapping Megan’s Cygnet Retreat

We have the French explorer Bruni D’Entrecasteaux to thank for the town of Cygnet (at least for its name anyway). Towards the end of the…

Mapping Megan’s Cape House Adventure

Growing up in Hobart, I have many fond memories of heading to our family shack along the coast of Southern Tasmania. It had been years…

Mapping Megan’s tips on Things to do in the Huon Valley

The Huon Valley has long been a popular day trip option from Hobart. After-all, just a 30 minute drive south of the city and you’ll be…

Rubigold: The world’s rarest apple?

James Griggs arrived from England in 1842. He settled in Franklin, some 40 kilometres southwest of Hobart as the crow flies. At the time, the…

Huon women’s international rowing success

The dark waters of the Huon River flow from deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, beneath the bridge at Huonville and past the river town of…

Conservation at its very heart – Huon Bush Retreats

In the mid-seventies the Tasmanian community found itself polarised. The proposed construction of the Franklin Dam threatened pristine wilderness in the state’s remote west. The…