with Captain Mark Davis, Master, Spirit of Tasmania II
Everything you need to know about sailing with Spirit of Tasmania.
What’s your “secret spot” in Tassie?
I love the north-east corner of Tasmania, including Mount William National Park and the Blue Tier Forest Reserve, Derby, Bicheno, and Weldborough. This area has it all – white sandy beaches with oyster catchers chasing the foam left by the last wave, orangeflecked granite boulders on the beaches, or misty forests hiding mining relics from Tasmania’s tin mining era.
What do you love most about Tassie?
It’s the relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. I’m happy to put on my hiking boots and head off into the forest or just wander around the local museums. At the end of the day there is always a nice pub or restaurant offering interesting food made with fresh local produce.
What is your favourite restaurant?
I love crayfish and the best crayfish I’ve eaten was at the Sea Life Centre in Bicheno.
What makes Tasmania special?
Tasmania is the little state that can. It’s distinctive, original, wild, and natural but also beautifully cultured and refined.