• hiking the Cape Hauy Track in Tasmania

    Hiking the Cape Hauy Track in Tasmania

    One year ago today I was in Tasmania, most likely on the famous Overland Track. This hike is also called one of the most amazing multi-day treks in the world, but this is where I actually got inspired for an even better hiking track in Tasmania: the Cape Hauy Track.   While hiking The Overland Track, Martijn and I got talking to quite a few Ozzies along the way. You all walk the same pace more or less and usually run into each other various times along the track. We met a couple from the Melbourne area who had also been to Tasmania a few of years earlier and recommended…

  • snakes in tasmania

    Snakes in Tasmania: how to avoid them when outdoors

    Our experience and tips on how to avoid snakes in Tasmania when in the outdoors When we were discussing an outdoor trip to Tasmania a couple of years ago, the one thing that made me doubt it as our next destination were the snakes. I knew that they have plenty of snakes in Tasmania and that our chance of running into one would be significant. Now there are a few things in life I’m afraid of but when a person asks me ‘is there anything you are afraid of’ my first answer is always snakes. Ever since I was a young girl, I have had a great fear for them.…

  • the best hikes in tasmania
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    The best hikes in Tasmania

    We found another hiking paradise and it’s called Tasmania. Located on the opposite part of the world for us, we spent a month here, exploring what Australians call ‘the Apple Island’ by foot and by bike. We knew that Tasmania had some pretty spectacular scenery to offer but we kept on being surprised over and over again by the diversity of this place. One day we’d stand with our feet in the sand on some stunning beach and the next day we’d be in a rain forrest discovering the prettiest little waterfalls. When you are going hiking here, there is no way you will get disappointed. Here is our selection…

  • tasmania roadtrip

    Tasmania Roadtrip: ‘when the nav said no but the map said go!’

    We’ve been home for nearly a week now. The bags have been unpacked, the laundy has been done and the jetlag … well yes, that one is present, too. About the first two weeks of our trip in Tasmania I published blogs with pictures but while hiking and cycling, we found out that the best way to discover Tasmania is actually by car. By foot we hiked the famous Overland Track, by bike we cycled along the picturesque East Coast but both times we actually just saw a small bit of the island. While cycling we would sometimes cover a distance of 75 km a day without passing any significant…