Do you get a kick out of the unusual and interesting? Tasmania offers a range of weird and wonderful experiences unique to the Apple Isle.
1 / AMAZING / Get lost in the eight mazes at Tasmazia and visit the Village of Lower Crackpot, a cartoonish town built to one-fifth scale. tasmazia.com.au
2 / PURPLE REIGN / Discover why there’s been an international stampede for a stuffed purple bear at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. bridestowebear.com.au
3 / NUDE UP / Brave the winter temperatures of the River Derwent, and set aside embarrassment, for the annual Dark Mofo Nude Solstice Swim. darkmofo.net.au
4 / PENNIES FROM HEAVEN / The good folk of Evandale have added their own twist to Tassie’s quirky tourist attractions by playing host to the National Penny Farthing Championships. Hosted in February every year, this is an event not to be missed. evandaletasmania.com; nationalpenny-farthing-championship.html
5 / SAY CHEESE / Throw a wheel of cheese down the hill at Grandvewe Cheeses at the Channel Cheese Chuck for Charity. grandvewe.com.au
6 / DOLLS ‘N’ STUFF / Get lost at Reliquaire in Latrobe in its 20 rooms filled to the brim with eclectic dolls and teddies, Venetian masks, jewellery, soaps and candles, handbags and clothing, antique furniture – just about anything. The shop is so full you have to squeeze in your arms to fit through the corridors! reliquaire.com