I am loving my visit to the North West of Tasmania. www.tasmaniasnorthwest.com.au Tasmania is the sometimes forgotten, apple-shaped island to the south of Australia. Travel south from Tasmania and you are in Antarctica. It's autumn here and at least ten degrees cooler than my home in Brisbane. It's great to see the deciduous tress shedding their leaves, a novelty in my home state.
There are spectacular views all around this area. I visited Guide Falls at Ridgely which were in full flow. The scenic drive along the Cradle Coast through the town of Penguin, where penguin colonies abound, was a delight. As was viewing the Three Sisters Rocks in the Tasman Strait. Table Cape mountain in Wynyard was beautiful with the early morning sun shining on it, as was the Nut at Stanley.
The fresh sea food and the amazing array of local cheeses have been a delight to sample. I also visited the local distillery and tasted their range of malt whiskies, as good as any of my native Scottish malts.