Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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Just go with the Flo

Experience. Six years ago, Florence Reid’s fear of heights was so immense she would have become nervous climbing higher than a single-storey building. But as Flo shares photos of her scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge or freefalling over Queenstown attached to a bungee cord, the 80-year-old can barely contain her personal satisfaction at a life-changing …

4 years ago

Maple leaf moo-vers

Experience. From the comforts of Canada to the rolling fields of Togari, friends Stephanie Flaming and Alissa Piers have been making the most of their post-university life. Just under a year ago they were celebrating their graduation from Trinity Western University in Langley, having met earlier in their Human Kinetics bachelor through a shared passion …

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World of Wanderlust

Brooke Saward once lived in Circular Head. Now she lives out of a suitcase, calling the entire world her home. After completing a Bachelor of International Relations at University of Tasmania, Brooke decided she would follow her dream. Two years on and she has visited almost 50 countries with billions of photos to show for it. Her …

4 years ago

TT vision

Tourism. Circular Head Tourism Association chairman Clint Walker has expressed his delight at the government’s plans for TT-Line Company and its operation of Spirits One and Two. On Friday, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding announced that the cabinet had approved the company’s business case, which is expected to lower fares by an average 14.8 per cent …

4 years ago

A man, a van and a United Kingdom

Travel. In September last year, my close friends in Sheffield announced their engagement. Their wedding would be held in Donnington, England on August 11, 2014. By the time they had finished telling me the news over Skype, I had already started to plan my flights for the trip over. I had decided to book a campervan and pre-book several campsites …

4 years ago
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A new way to freight, travel

Bass. Interested locals, visitors from along the north-west coast and interstate travellers, met at Tall Timbers last Tuesday to watch a presentation showing an alternative way of crossing the Bass Strait. The speaker, Mike Peterson, is the designer behind the Tarkine Drive loop. Mr Peterson spoke of a new vision for Bass Strait passenger and …

5 years ago

Traveller’s picks

Stanley fared well in the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor’s, 2013 awards, picking up five accommodation awards, four eatery awards and one attraction award. With Smithton also receiving one accolade. In the category of accommodation the Certificate of Excellence Award winners in Circular Head were: Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Hanlon House B&B, Old Cable Station, …

5 years ago