Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmanian Wilderness is a spectacular place to visit in Australia. It is one of the largest temperate wilderness areas remaining in the Southern Hemisphere. It was enrolled on the World Heritage List last 1982 and in 1989. Started May 2007, Tasmanian Wilderness becomes one of the destinations for foreigners.

The area of Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage covers approximately 1.38 million hectares and contains almost twenty percent of the area of Tasmania. In this island, you can see the deepest and longest caves in Australia. And since this is Australia, you are going to expect a wide variety of flora and some of the longest lived trees and tallest flowering plants in the world only found in this area.

The Tasmanian Wilderness is made up of different parks and other reserves:
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Lake St Clair
  • Southwest National Park
  • Wild Rivers National Park
  • Hartz Mountains
  • Mole Creek Karst National Park (part)
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park
  • Central Plateau Conservation Area
  • Devils Gullet State Reserve
  • Liffey Falls State Reserve (part)

If you are planning to visit one or all of them, guides of Tasmanian Wilderness are willing to tour you around. In Lake St Clair you can witness a nice landscape encompassing indented mountain peaks, icy streams, ancient rainforest, and glacial lakes. During winter, snow covered the area of Hartz Mountains. But you will amaze with the waterfalls that surround the park and with beautiful and abundant wildlife once the snow melts in late spring.

Activities in Tasmanian Wilderness

The Tasmanian Wilderness offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities ranging from extended walks through to half hour strolls.


There are over 1,000 kilometers bushwalking tracks and routes in the Tasmanian Wilderness and the numbers are increasing every year. Some of the famous tracks are the Overland, Frenchmans Cap and the South Coast. With plenty f interesting sights and activities to do along the way, this will definitely be an exciting trip.


Campsites scattered around the Tasmanian Wilderness for affordable overnight fees.

After the tiring walking and camping, the next exciting activity would be angling. The popular fishing areas in Tasmanian include Lake Pedder, Lake St Clair and the Gordon River.

Rafting and Kayaking

You will enjoy seeing spectacular scenery in Tasmanian for 12 days wilderness rafting.

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Are you a lobster and seafood lover? Boothbay Harbor Maine is a perfect destination for you. Lobster restaurants sprout like a mushroom anywhere in Maine as well as the fishing charters that sell lobsters. In fact, many visitors find the best lobster restaurants only in Maine.

Aside for being a popular destination for lobster and seafood restaurants throughout the world, Bootbay Harbor is also known as “The Boating Capital of New England.” Hence, going on a scenic boat tour is the first thing in your to do list during your stay in Boothday Harbor Inn. There are 25 boat trips daily that tour the nearby islands.

The highly recommended place to visit near Boothbay Harbor is the Damariscotta Lake State Park - a good place to go swimming. The place isn't overcrowded during weekdays. In the nearby island is a home of a very nice beach called Pemaquid with warm water compared to other beach in Maine. The calm and lovely views of this beach resort are perfect for you and your kids.

Here you will discover the historic side of Boothbay Harbor that full of museums. Tourist can enjoy educational and historical part of the town. A one-day tour on Antique Railway Village is enough to discover the history behind this place. Part of the village are old automobiles, a museum, tractor pulls, model and full size train. Another museum you must see is located in downtown the Boothbay Region Historical Society. It is just a small yet informative museum. Seeing their large collection and photographs, you can imagine the look of the town before it became a large tourist destination.

You can also enjoy visiting Burnt Island Lighthouse. It is a five-acre island operated by Maine Department of Marine Resources. From the port of BoothBay Harbor, this lighthouse is just a one mile away. After the successful attempt of restoring this lighthouse it is now an educational spot in Maine.

Lastly, don't forget to visit the Maine State Aquarium. So what is it about this aquarium that seems to be enchanting all? For one thing, it's all the lobsters. Your kids will be amazed with different sizes and colors of lobsters and wide variety of sea creatures they will find here. The Aquarium was built in 1993, and it looks like the actual rocky coast of Maine.

The Grand Opening of Dick and Jane's General Store, Walpole, Mass., Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Here is a follow-up on recent posts about Dick and Jane's General Store in Walpole, Mass. -- tonight is the official Grand Opening, hosted by the Walpole Chamber of Commerce:

If you are a fan of old-fashioned, locally-owned stores, we encourage you to attend the official grand opening of Dick and Jane's General Store, tonight, Feb. 2, 2010, at 944 Main St. in Walpole, Mass. The event is hosted by the Walpole Chamber of Commerce and runs from 6-9 p.m.

Dick and Jane's General Store is a truly wonderful shop with a variety of delicious homemade fudge, retro candies, coffee and tea, bagels, muffins, gelato, and educational toys and games. They have a gigantic M&M machine where customers can dispense common and specialty M&Ms, right next to the barrels of penny candy. Dick and Jane's also offers limited seating to enjoy the yummy candy, food and drinks!

Three wide-screen televisions reside in separate sections of the store and feature shows from the Food Network, episodes from Seinfeld and classic old-time television shows. Wifi is available, also, thus adding a touch of 21st century pizzazz within the nostalgic atmosphere. The owners are very pleasant, display clear pride of ownership, and have already become very active with the community. To us, Dick and Jane's is a fantastic addition to downtown Walpole!

Editor's Note: For the official announcement and to let the Chamber know if you will be attending, please visit the Walpole Chamber of Commerce Facebook Fan Page. You can click here for a general article on Dick and Jane's.