Quirky Tas­ma­nia

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.

Amazing Tasmania - - ARTS & CULTURE -

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

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