Derwent Valley stories

7 reasons to explore Tasmania's Derwent Valley this Winter
Places

7 Reasons to Explore Tasmania’s Derwent Valley this Winter. The Derwent Valley is located within a short drive from Hobart and stretches from Granton to Mt Field, Lake St Clair to Lake Pedder.  The beautiful Derwent Valley is a Tasmania must-stay destination: glorious in summer, lush in spring, vibrant in autumn and visually spectacular in

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Fungi hunting Derwent Valley Tasmania
Activity

Fungi Hunting. It starts every autumn with just a few oranges and browns, but it’s not the turning of the Fagus. By winter the blues, greens, yellows and reds will have you hooked, but it’s not flowers. It’s fungi! Fungi hunting has become the newest attraction at Mt Field National Park as visitors to the

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Derwent Valley Autumn Festival 2018
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5 must do Autumn experiences in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. The Derwent Valley is irresistible in autumn: clear days and a lingering glow at twilight combined with a spectacular assortment of colourful trees, rolling hills and vineyards brings out the Valley’s blooming best!   With autumn in full swing, below are five must-do experiences in the

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Rathmore in the Derwent Valley Tasmania
Places

6 Farmstays in Derwent Valley Tasmania. There is nothing quite like a down to earth country farm stay to take you away from your everyday and into another world. It’s off with the sandals and on with the gumboots. You will love having room to move, the paddock and mountain vistas and the big star

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Maree Rieper - Derwent Valley Medieval Festival
People

Meet Maree Rieper. Maree Rieper of Lachlan is one of the passionate volunteers in the Derwent Valley Project Group, the committee behind the Derwent Valley Medieval Festival. In its second year, the 2017 festival (28th and 29th of October) aims to further build on the positive community spirit the first event generated.   It’s not

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Derwent Valley Medieval Festival October 2017
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Medieval Festival (2017) Image by Leslie J Dee If you’re into everything medieval, from frocks, forging and general frivolity — then look no further than the Derwent Valley Medieval Festival. The event is held at Kensington Park, New Norfolk and will see the racing track converted into a pop-up village complete with castle entry gates,

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Maydena Derwent Valley Tasmania
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5 New Bucket List Experiences. The locals know that the Derwent Valley is Tasmania’s best kept secret. It is their secret. Their own perfect piece of the world. Perfectly, sublimely beautiful. Pristine and vast, with warm pockets of civilisation.   The Valley is in close proximity to Hobart and has always offered a tranquil and

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Flywheel New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley Tasmania
People

Meet Rachel James from Flywheel. Flywheel is a small and interesting letterpress and stationery store on New Norfolk’s main street, which first opened in 2012. The building itself is much older, its first incarnation as a bakery evidenced by the original baker’s oven out the back. Its past iterations as a florist and then the Kodak

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Remembering John Terry
History

Remembering John Terry. There is a tendency to assume that all who came to Tasmania in the early days were unwilling participants – convicts, their ‘keepers’ and the black sheep of the English gentry who, because of some indiscretion, were sent as far away as possible to avoid further embarrassment to their families. But, like

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