Tasmania's journal of discovery: Antarctica

Bicycle heaven
BIKE HEAVEN | There's no better way to see Tasmania than by bicycle. Every second year there's a Great Tasmanian Bike Ride that attracts cyclists from all around the world to partake of our island's scenery and hospitality. For one keen participant's reminiscences read more here

PROTEA IN THE GARDEN | The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden is one of the most visited destinations in the state, and among its living treasures is the collection of proteas found opposite the Japanese garden. Allan Moult showcases them in this portfolio.

TASMANIA ROCK | A climbing road trip to Tasmania had its challenges for Phil Box and his mates from Queensland — including a cold snap that demanded they wear all their clothes at the same time, and an errant rock that nearly ended Phil's climbing days. He has more to say here.

SURFING THE LEDGE | DUSTIN HOLLICK & STUART GIBSON drop in on the fanatical surfers who take on the massive power of the big ones at the ledge — a surfing mecca in southern Tasmania that delivers some of Australia's biggest waves. There's more here.

TASMANIAN JOURNEY | Huon Valley couple Mike Sampey and Ros Barnett, are the creative force behind this evocative visual and musical journey celebrating Tasmania's unique scenery, people and spirit. More here.

A TRICYCLE MADE FOR TWO | For Kevin and Aimee Beimers, two young Canadians who made their way around Australia on a tandem recumbent tricycle, Tasmania was the ultimate challenge — and reward. Pedal on here

ADVENTURE TRAVEL: BATHURST ESCAPE | MATT NEWTON and his paddling partners scud across the calm waters of Bathurst Harbour in the South West wilderness — before the gale. Find out more here.


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A fascinating variety of water birds call Heard Island home, including this pensive skua.

Mother love from a rockhopper penquin, one of the four species found on Heard Island.

Despite horrendous weather conditions, a suprisingly diverse range of plants populate isolated Heard Island.





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