Maria’s Island

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Maria’s Island served many roles since the 1800s, notably as a whaler camp and a penal settlement in which the Irish nationalist leader William Smith O’Brien was incarcerated. It is now a tourist area with camping sites and beautiful walks. … Continued

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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The first step of our roadtrip on the East Coast of Tasmania consisted in a stop at the Bonorong Sanctuary, not far from Hobart. There, dedicated staff takes care of injured animals before their release into the wild. I hesitated … Continued

Bicheno’s Penguins

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While on a road trip up the Tasmanian East Coast, on our way to the Bay of Fire, we made a pit stop in Bicheno for the night. We were lucky to be in Tasmania for the mating season of … Continued


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Our first stop on Australian land was Hobart, in Tasmania. Our timing was quite good it seems, as the city came alive this weekend for the MOFO festival of the Museum of Old and new Art (known as MONA). My … Continued

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