hobart, tasmania, australia

We are living in a great age for travel; the world is so much more accessible than it has ever been and it is so great to think nothing of taking off for a night across the ditch. Tasmania is a singular experience; the only place like it I have been is the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The landscape is breathtaking and communities remain close to their historical roots in many ways.


One Autumn It transpired that the wonderful Camille O'Sullivan was playing at the Spiegeltent for Hobart's 10 Days Festival, so we nabbed a ticket and went south for a night of the long weekend. Being the beginning of autumn the weather could have been horrible but the sun came out for both days and it was a lovely swan song to summer.  There are some brilliant blogs out there that recommend food and drink itineraries for short trips to Hobart and we drew our selections from Stone Soup and The Urban List.  There were so many good looking places on these lists but with less than 48 hours in town and three meals tops we had to prioritise.


Being so easy a destination to reach, we've been back to Hobart for a winter mini-break. This is our second time experiencing a Tasmanian winter and when you love the cold as much as we do you can't help but be excited about what the weather has in store once you land. Sadly no snow on Mount Wellington on this trip but the evenings and blustery days certainly has us wrapping up in our down-filled jackets! This trip was an indulgent, foodie delight from start to finish.