Meanwhile, Here In Tasmania...
A weekly round-up of news and information for visitors to Tasmania

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Time running out for trout
April 18, 2018
With only two weekends of the brownie season remaining, northern trout anglers might well look to local rivers.

Trout already hungry should have appetites sharpened even further by recent rises in levels of some streams

Saltwater anglers are reminded that on Tuesday, May 1 the recreational season for taking rock lobster in Tasmania’s Eastern Region closes while on that date the season for banded morwong re-opens.

Read more at: The Examiner

Dark Mofo 2018 line-up
June 13 to 24, 2018

Dark Mofo unleashes 2018 Tasmanian winter festival line-up

Mona’s winter festival has unleashed its line-up, featuring Australian exclusive performances and more than 750 different artists.

Held between June 13 and 24, the festival will showcase headline performances by St.Vincent, Laurie Anderson, Alice Glass and Tanya Tagaq.

Read more at: The Examiner

Targa Tasmania 2018 Road Closures & Stage Maps
April 16 to April 21, 2018

Thirty-two maps in PDF

Road Closure Summaries and Individual Stage Maps are now available for download if you wish to watch the cars for this year's event.

Read more at Targa

Bass Highway delays expected - Breadalbane to Burnie
March 22, 2018
Motorists travelling West on the Bass highway between now and May are likely to see “quite a sight”

Oversize, slow-moving trucks carrying more than 2500 tonnes of steel girders are expected to cause periodic traffic interruptions.

Read more (with schedules) at: The Examiner

The Spirit of Tasmania turns 20
March 21, 2018
Getting into the birthday spirit has never been easier with the Spirit of Tasmania turning 20 on Wednesday

The iconic red and white vessels were built in 1998 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland; the vessels commenced operating on Bass Strait in September 2002.

Read more at: The Examiner

Permit required for North Midlands free camping areas
The 48 hour free areas for self - contained caravans & mobile homes now require a PERMIT

The areas involved are: Bishopsbourne, Campbell Town ( located within the Blackburn Park Reserve which is on the south eastern side of the Red Bridge—adjacent to the Elizabeth River.), Evandale and Honeysuckle Banks .

Read full details at: North Midlands Council

Bracknell free camping ban
March 9, 2018

Camping & Overnight Stops Banned • Bracknell River Reserve

From Tuesday 13 March 2018, camping and overnight stops will no longer be permitted at the Bracknell River Reserve.

Council must abide by planning regulations and national competition policy which govern how the Reserve may be used.

Note: Council is currently working on a solution.

Read more at: The Examiner

Clarity sought on free camping
March 4, 2018
Local Government Association of Tasmania seeks clarity on the legality of free camping on council land

LGAT passed a motion at its Friday meeting to “seek a state government review of the current application of national competition principles as they relate to free camping in regional towns in Tasmania”, according to president Doug Chipman.

The decision comes in the wake of backlash at the Meander Valley Council after it banned RVs from parking on council-owned lands.

Read more at: The Examiner

Hobart Puppy
The Hobart City Council along with RSPCA Hobart are currently trialing ‘puppy parking’ on Salamanca Lawns

Dog lovers who want to enjoy Hobart's wonderful Salamanca Markets have the opportunity to drop their pets at a specially created puppy parking station.

Run by RSPCA Hobart on a Saturday between 9am and 1pm for just a gold coin donation.

Read more at: Salamanca Market

May 3 to 5, 2018

Tasmania's premier agricultural event

Quercus Rural Youth Park, 415 Oaks Road, Carrick

Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 60,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days.

Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone, including agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and livestock.

Read more at: Agfest

Tasmania's Hot Fishing Spots

Tasmanian Recreational Fishing

Local knowledge is always your best source for finding out where the fish are biting in Tasmania. Download ther free colour guides to 11 different fishing regions,

Learn about the Tasmanian Sea Fishing Guide App, Recreational Sea Fishing Guide, Rulers, Measures and Guides and Hot Fishing Spots

Read more at: Sea Fishing & Aquaculture

Narawntapu National Park

Experience the magic of Narawntapu National Park

Stunning Bass Strait beaches, wetland walks, an historic farm and some of the best opportunities to see native wildlife up close makes Narawntapu National Park one of the must-visit attractions on the North-West Coast.

Only about a 35-minute drive from Devonport, and roughly one hour from Launceston, the national park stretches from Bakers Beach to Greens Beach on the mouth of the Tamar River.

Read more at: Tasmania's North West

Things to do in Northern Tasmania

Looking for things to do in Northern Tasmania?

Take a day trip and travel through the mountains of the Great Western Tiers on your way to Cradle Mountain National Park, surrounded by dense and lush forest and mountainous terrain. Visit some historic towns such as Carrick, Hagley, Westbury, and Deloraine (the hub between Launceston & Devonport). Stroll around the great Dove Lake, or visit Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some dairy delights.

Read more at Top things to do in Launceston


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