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From one carved spoon to thousands – the story of Phoenix Creations

It all began with a few frustrated words, “you’re a woodworker and I don’t have one wooden spoon in the house.” As a peace offering,…

A tale of Sleeping Beauty – Our beloved Huon Belle

It’s ironic that the dolerite rock that was violently forced up thousands of years ago formed such a serene romantic southern sphinx. Her hair lying…

10 Huon Valley Instagram Accounts you should be following

When you think of the Huon Valley, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Tasty food? Beautiful views? Talented makers? A strong sense of…

Sailing away with clay in Deep Bay

It’s a serendipitous moment when professional Potter, Bronwyn Clarke, finds her new Tasmanian plot sits on a geological clay seam. When Bronwyn Clarke and her…

Family fun in the Huon Valley

One of the features of the Huon Valley that makes it so attractive to families is the enormous range of activities that are on offer…

A story of love, surf and sushi rolled with Masaaki precision

When Sushi Chef Masaaki Koyama met an English teacher in his native Osaka, he could not have foreseen that decision would lead him to a…

The Edge of Tassie’s Wilds – South Cape Bay Trek

On the cliffs of South Cape Bay there’s nothing but deep sea and somewhere out there – Antarctica. When we hop in the car to…

Tiny pickers huts were home all summer

'Winsome remembers her family would get a ride on a truck from their home to the hut on Monday mornings with their supplies for the week.'

Franklin’s love affair with Wooden Boats

It’s a delightful drive from Hobart to the riverside town of Franklin, through the farms and orchards of the Huon Valley and over the bridge…