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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…

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…