Tassie On My Mind, November 2011
- why Tasmania is special

Welcome to the November 2011 issue of Tassie On My Mind, a free monthly newsletter keeping you informed of the latest news on what makes Tasmania such an attractive travel destination.

There's so much that makes Tasmania special - the towns, the icons, the activities. There are attractions for both adults and kids. You can choose to have loads of fun, and/or make a difference ...

Read on to see what I mean...

This issue:

  • Tasmanian towns shine
  • Off with The Fairies
  • Cycling with no limits
  • Eye For A Tiger
  • Golf with a difference

Plus... your chance to be a part of tasmania-attractions.com!

Tasmanian towns shine

Two lovely Tasmanian towns shine in November.

Deloraine show
On the 19th November, celebrate agriculture Deloraine style. The Deloraine Agricultural Show will feature:

  • horses and poultry
  • wood chopping and home industries
  • cattle and sheep judging
  • side shows
  • show bags containing goodies like chocolates, sweets, toys and novelties
  • traditional show food favourites like fairy floss and dagwood dogs
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
Also on the 19th November, Bicheno will be celebrating the food and wine of Tasmania's East Coast Region.


  • leading local wine makers
  • chefs
  • food producers
  • gourmet trail blazers
Your tastebuds can anticipate:
  • game burgers
  • artisan award-winning pies
  • seafood straight from the sea
  • cheese tasting
  • pancakes
  • wine tasting
Other activities you can look forward to include:
  • great local blues and roots rhythms
  • cooking demos
  • face painting and kid fun!
Which will it be on 19th November? Bicheno or Deloraine?

Whichever town you choose, there is so much more you can enjoy while you're there. Deloraine is a major arts and crafts centre and Bicheno's penguin tour is not to be missed.

Off with The Fairies

Have you ever seen The Fairies TV show? It features Harmony and Rhapsody, and their friends Elf, the Fairycake maker, Barnaby, the Bizzy Buzzy Bee and "Wizzy the Wizard". And let's not forget Bubbles the Beach Fairy and Twinkle the Tooth Fairy.

Good news for fans of The Fairies - The Fairies Christmas Ballet is coming to Tasmania!

By all accounts you can expect a magical, high energy and interactive show. The Fairies will be bringing you favourite fairy songs with sing-along Christmas Carols and stunning ballet performances.

Where and when can you catch the shows? I'm about to tell you...

Theatre Royal
Monday, 14 November 2011

Princess Theatre, Theatre North
Sunday, 13 November 2011

Cycling with no limits

Now for an upcoming special outdoor event...

Do you like cycling?

What if it's non-competitive? What if you get to cycle in beautiful Tasmanian locations like the Huon valley or along the coast of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel? What if there are no time limits?

All sound good to you?

Then come along on 13th November for Bicycle Tasmania's Big Channel Ride!

It starts and ends at Dru Point, Margate. You can go at your own pace, stopping whenever you like. You can opt for the 35 km Tinderbox loop,or 106 km Channel loop.

I love cycling because it can be good for your health, help you feel good, get you out and about enjoying nature and for so many other reasons... I'm sure you can think of more!

Eye For A Tiger

Remember I mentioned the movie The Hunter in the previous (October 2011) issue of Tassie On My Mind?

Well I have since seen the movie and I did enjoy it. Be warned though - it is certainly more thought-provoking than feel-good.

Amongst other things, it gets you thinking about what we can do to save endangered animals from going extinct. (Remember, we are still fighting to save the Tasmanian Devil).

It may be too late for the one of a kind Tasmanian Tiger.

Or is the Tasmanian Tiger actually still with us?

As artist James Newitt comments:
"I’m not sure whether the Tasmanian tiger exists or not... that’s the really interesting part."

Interested in finding out more? Then don't miss To Catch a Tiger at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Hobart.

It's a museum exhibition with a difference - including performances, images, objects and stories relating to the elusive Tasmanian tiger. It may have you re-examining your own thoughts about what's real and what's not when it comes to this amazing Tasmanian icon.

Golf with a difference

Have you heard of disc golf?

As you might guess, it's similar to golf. In golf, you use a club to hit a ball with the aim of getting it into a hole in the ground. In disc golf, you throw a disc with the aim of getting it into a net.

I recently tried disc golf myself and found it a lot of fun! I think it's a terrific outdoor activity, getting you walking (and running) around in the great outdoors. Unlike golf though, you don't have to lug your clubs around, you just need to carry your disc.

Australia’s most prestigious disc golf tournament, the Australian Disc Golf National Championships will be held from 25 to 27 November at Poimena Reserve Disc Golf Course. Australia's oldest disc golf course overlooks the River Derwent and has sweeping views across to Mount Wellington.

About 70 competitors from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and the United States are expected to take part.

Spectators are welcome to view the competition - there are no admission fees! Imagine enjoying the great views and the world-class long throws. And who knowns - while you're there, you might even even decide to give disc golf a go yourself!

Well that's it for this issue.

It's peak holiday season time again as spring and summer roll round. Not just in Tasmania but everywhere else in Australia, and in fact the Southern Hemisphere.

Are you planning a holiday? Take care while driving!

Are you visiting Tasmania? Make sure to check out my driving tips.

Do keep safe while you enjoy yourself.

See you in December!

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