Tassie On My Mind, May 2009
- So Many Events, So Little Time!

Welcome to the May 2009 issue of Tassie On My Mind, a free monthly newsletter keeping you informed of the latest Tasmania travel-related news.

I apologise that Tassie On My Mind is late this month. I have recently moved house and have only just had my Internet connection restored.

This issue:

  • Targa Tasmania 2009 just ended
  • Agfest on from 7th to 9th May
  • Savour Tasmania on for the first time
  • Tasmanian Red Wine weekend coming up
  • Strahan rated one of Australia's best towns

Targa Tasmania 2009 just ended

Well I'm sure that you car racing enthusiasts out there would have been closely following the latest news on Targa Tasmania this year. I'm not a petrol head myself but I make mention of Targa Tasmania at tasmania-attractions.com since I recognise that it is one of Tasmania's most popular events.

Apparently one of the most sought-after awards at the event is a "Targa Trophy". This is given to the driver and co-driver or navigator of each crew who has completed every Targa stage within the trophy time specified in the road books for their specific vehicle class.

From what I can tell, the 2009 Trophy winners have not been named at the Targa site yet. But we'll stay tuned won't we?

Agfest on from 7th to 9th May

One popular Tasmanian event ends, another begins!

Agfest runs from 7th to 9th May.

Agfest is another event I talk about at tasmania-attractions.com because it is so well loved. In fact, Agfest won the “Major Events & Festivals” category of the Tasmanian Tourism Awards 5 times!

This year at the event there will be a special Agfest-only promotion to help make it even more affordable for people to make the change to solar power. Plus there will be demonstrations of how solar hot water, solar water pumping and solar panels work. So if renewable energy floats your boat, take note!

Savour Tasmania on for the first time

A new event, Savour Tasmania , brings together some of the world's top chefs to prepare meals of the higest quality at Hobart's top restaurants.

Tickets went for around $200 a head. I say "went" because they are sold out...

However, you can still attend Master Classes, which go for $25 per person. Then you will be able to cook your own $200 meals!

The event goes from 27th to 31st May.

Tasmanian Red Wine weekend coming up

Lovers of red wine, here's something for you! The second Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend falls on 30th and 31st May. The event will feature some of Tasmania's best red wines. Also on offer are Master Classes going for $25 and $35 per person.

I must say I do have a preference for red wine myself. I can think of no better way to pass a cool autumn weekend than hanging out at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart, learning more about one of my favourite beverages...

Not this May though, I have to focus on post-house-move activities...

Strahan rated one of Australia's best towns

Australian Traveller magazine has ranked Strahan, located on the west coast of Tasmania, at number 9 on the 100 Best Towns in Australia list.

I was absolutely delighted to discover this. Why? Because I think it deserves the top 10 rating.

The last time I was in Strahan I enjoyed an unforgettable Gordon River cruise. And there are still so many other things I want to do there. I can't wait to return.

Visit Strahan yourself to discover or re-discover why it is rated so highly!

Well that's it for this issue. Back to sorting through boxes at my new place...

See you in June!

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