Waddamana Power Station: Tasmania’s Fascinating Hydro-Electric Museum

Entrance to the Waddamana Power Station in the Tasmanian highlands

Waddamana Power Station is a step back in time to the creation of Tasmania’s first hydro-electric power plant. Waddamana Power Station was a pioneering effort to build Tasmania’s first hydro-electric power plant. Since its decommissioning in 1994, Waddamana, named after the Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning noisy water, has become a museum open to the public. …

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Milkshake Hills: The Delightful Hills With The Odd Name

Two odd shaped, grass covered hills known as the Milkshake Hills. Found in the Milkshake Hills Forest Reserve in Tasmania

Milkshake Hills Forest Reserve displays a diverse range of Tasmanian landscapes within a tiny area. The MIlkshake Hills Forest Reserve is located in the north-west region of Tasmania, around a 1-hour drive from Smithton, or 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Stanley. The reserve is a mix of rainforest and button grass plains and contains …

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Cradle Mountain: Hiking The Dove Lake Circuit

Looking up at Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake, Tasmania

The Dove Lake Circuit is possibly the most popular and best-known walking trail in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It’s a walk with a lot of sentimental value to us as it was our first introduction to the beauty of Tasmania. And unbeknown at the time, the catalyst for our move here, instead …

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Little Blue Lake: Tasmania’s Exquisite Aqua Lake

Aqua waters of the Little Blue Lake in Tasmania with sandstone cliffs and tree in the foreground

Little Blue Lake is one of those fairy tale inspired locations. This unique lake is truly a hidden gem tucked away in the northeast region of Tasmania. It’s located between the towns of Derby (well known for its mountain bike trails) and Gladstone, around 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Launceston. Little Blue Lake The …

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Horsetail Falls: Impressive Mountain Waterfall

Tasmanian mountain range with Horsetail Falls flowing down the cliff face

Horsetail Falls is an impressive seasonal waterfall. It’s located just outside Queenstown, which is a beautiful historic mining town hidden in a valley on the slopes of Mount Owen deep in the wild western region of Tasmania. Reaching the falls is a short 5-kilometre drive from Queenstown up the Lyell Highway on a mountain road …

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