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Tourism stories

The following stories relate to Tasmania’s Tourism sector:

Tunnels to nowhere

Tunnels to nowhere - MONA tunnels

Millions of dollars spent on tunnels that serve no practical purpose? Tunnels inspired by art? That’s quirky, off-beat and outrageous. That’s Tasmanian. 

22 June 2019, Edition 206

Flights fuel growth

Fuelled in part by direct flights, the number of tourists from the West soared 15 per cent last year, proving distance is no barrier to the attractions of the island state! This has given a boost to our already record interstate visitor numbers.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Hotel history shines

Set amongst the sandstone history of Salamanca Place is the latest jewel in Hobart’s tourism crown. As winter visitors crowd into the waterfront area for Dark Mofo, a new boutique hotel has quietly opened its doors nearby. The Moss Hotel is a welcome addition in a city struggling to keep up with demand for beds.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Hanging at Dark Mofo

Tasmania is in the grip of Dark Mofo fever. The dim streets are bathed in red… gothic delights draw sell-out crowds… families trek through forests lit by flares… and revellers are eating and drinking their way through the Winter Feast! 

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Something to crow about

Imagine walking through an ancient forest at sunset, as a cacophony of birds swamps your senses. The noise of thousands of ravens bellowing out from tall trees. This is another unique MONA experience, but one that’s been especially designed to help the bushfire ravaged Huon Valley get back on its feet.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

Floating a dream

A hotel that floats on water? Hanging off the banks of Hobart’s River Derwent? It sounds like an impossible dream. But, with Tasmanian architectural maestro Robert Morris-Nunn steering this project, it could just become reality.

20 June 2019, Edition 206

High help

Our giant sea eagles, and other magnificent raptors, capture imaginations. But Tasmania’s birds of prey are also under threat. However, happily they are now on the radar of a global travel giant who has stepped in to help. 

26 May 2019, Edition 205

Pennicott milestone

It was celebrations all round, as the latest addition to the Pennicott fleet was launched by Premier Will Hodgman earlier this month. The action happened on Hobart’s waterfront, but it’s the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur region that are really celebrating this tourism boost.

26 May 2019, Edition 205

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland - bonfire

Bang on a beanie. Pull out the puffer. Get ready to hit the streets as Tassie’s quirky winter festivities fire up.

25 May 2019, Edition 205

Breath of fresh ideas!

Breath of fresh ideas - Sam Neill

When a Tassie film festival attracts the likes of star, Sam Neill, you know it’s having a big impact.

23 May 2019, Edition 205

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Tasmania’s Stories Edition 206

Tunnels to nowhere - SIloam

Over the past two years I’ve spent a lot of time in Tasmania. I’m honoured to be here, learning how to be Tasmanian.

27 June 2019, Edition 206

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