Literally the end of the road, in @australia! This is Cockle Creek in @tasmania, and it is the furthest point South that you can drive your car - nothing past here until Antarctica!
From the air with @paraviontas you get a full sense of the vastness of this island, and can see how incredibly clear and superbly beautiful our beaches and waterways are.
If you could stay, even for just a night, in that secluded house on the point (let’s call it paradise!), who would you take? Tag them below - I hope there’s enough beds for all of us! 😂
#discovertasmania #seeaustralia (at Cockle Creek)
Lunch on a secluded island in a waterway three times the size of Sydney Harbour, without another soul in sight - it sounds too good to be true!
But, it’s just how it is in @tasmania’s World Heritage Area.
@paraviontas run a winter special (until October) to Melalueca and the SW wilderness - includes return epic scenic flights from Hobart (50 min each), boat cruise, guided commentary, lunch and refreshments. At just $290/Adult, it’s the most accessible way to see this wild, rugged landscape - and one you’ll cherish for years to come (and I’d bet will make you want to come back and see more!).
The South West wilderness of @tasmania is a world-class, UNESCO listed tapestry of awesome soaring mountains, wave-pounded beaches and sprawling waterways of dark, tannin stained water.
Here, on one of the celery top islands, the @paraviontas boat pulls up on a secluded beach, in your own private cove.
And on days like today, you’re both awed and humbled by the majestic beauty of this wild, rugged landscape - it’s equal parts tranquil and intimidating. Just imagine the natural forces that have shaped and warped this moment - yet here’s the light reflecting off a perfect paradise of calm!
@paraviontas fly here from Hobart (about 50 minutes), and includes a guide and freshly prepared lunch (yum!). You feel a world away from anywhere - yet it’s accessible from a capital city. Can’t be that for an epic experience!
#discovertasmania (at Par Avion Wilderness Tours)
It’s Thursday, perfect day for an adventure!
I’ve just had the special experience of spending the day in @tasmania’s incredible UNESCO listed South West wilderness, flying with the awesome crew at @paraviontas.
Making it extra special, I was with @jayedevil and the gorgeous @biancadye - and both were seeing this place for the first time.
It is always fun to see people fall in love with a place at first sight, a place you hold dear to your own heart.
@paraviontas run day trips into the only airstrip in the massive wilderness, at Melalueca, and then take you out on their own boats to a secluded island in Bathurst Harbour (three times the size of Sydney Harbour!) for a lovely picnic. Grab a bottle of Tassie wine and you’ve got a fabulous day out!
Definitely an experience I’d recommend!
#discovertasmania (at Cockle Creek)
No better way to shake jetlag from long international flights than to find a quiet spot in a favourite place and watch the sun fade away to reveal the stars.
We’ve got beautiful clear skies this week over #Hobart - and if you’re around, keep an eye skywards after dark: possible aurora tonight!
Tomorrow, myself and @jayedevil will have the pleasure of joining the bubbly and gorgeous @biancadye on an adventure into the heart of @tasmania’s World Heritage Area - fingers crossed this weather holds!
This is on the easy drive up #MountWellington above Hobart - this spot is just 20 minutes from all city hotels! Awesomely accessible 😊
(at Mount Wellington Summit, Tasmania)
Shimmering reflections on Tagish Lake, southern #exploreyukon - one of those moments where a bland, bright overcast sky really helped to shape the photo!
Days like this wouldn’t you love to jump in a canoe or kayak and skim peacefully over the calm water? What a magical, inspiring place to just feel at peace with yourself in this busy world.
We stopped here for a wander on our way to the White Pass-Yukon scenic railway - drives with IGers are never quick, with lots of stops at beautiful, unplanned moments haha!
@travelyukon @explorecanada #explorecanada
The enchantingly beautiful Miles Canyon, just ten minutes drive from Whitehorse @travelyukon.
Can you see the tiny human?
The trails are popular with locals too, many with their pooches, so it is a lovely way to immerse yourself in the community and have a few chats with people.
Their passion for the Yukon is strong, and hearing locals talk about a place in such a positive way really enhances your own experience of a place (and they know the best spots to visit you won’t otherwise find!).
#exploreyukon @explorecanada #explorecanada
Who are we to judge, if a polar bear aspires to be a ballerina? Haha! Now that’s a version of Swan Lake I’d love to see!
The new polar bear enclosure at @assiniboineparkzoo is truly world class - as is the whole brand new ‘Journey to Churchill’ extension to the park, covering praise animals through to the frozen tundra.
I could have stayed there for hours watching the bears play.
Hello and good bye, Vancouver!
I had a lovely sunny day to explore the city - perfect way to tire yourself out before a flight back to Australia! The network of shared walk and cycle paths is a great way to see the harbour city.
I’m in Aus now - flight was an hour early? That doesn’t happen often!
When you self-drive, the driver misses the views. Take the train, and everyone gets to see the awesome views (and decide when they have a loo break haha!).
The Canadian, the trans-continental service from Toronto to Vancouver brings back all those romantic notions of a bygone era when travel was about comfort not maximum profit.
I had a double-berth cabin, which includes two single beds, seats and private bathroom (there’s one shower per carriage).
But the best thing was being able to get up and move about, exploring the activity car (live music, talks, games, movies and snacks), the domed viewing car, a couple of dining cars and my favourite, the Park Car - the one at the very back!
The Park Car curves in at the end, so you end up with a panoramic view out the sides and back. Perfect for gazing up high to the mountains and as you cross bridges.