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Nick and Agnes in Hobart

3 Apr 2014

Nick and Agnes from are currently on a 3 week campervan tour of Tasmania. This week, they rolled into Discovery Parks - Hobart for a few nights, here's what they had to say:

Practical services attract Agnes and Nick to Discovery Parks - Hobart.

Agnes and Nick like Discovery Parks - Hobart as home base for the GSA Tassie Motor Shacks campervan over three nights. They said today that the reasons they like their location are entirely practical.

"For us the caravan parks attractions include regular bus to Hobart CBD, a few minutes to a hotel for dinner and nearby supermarket", Agnes said.

"Despite the four lane freeway access to the park is easy". "There are ensuite sites with concrete slabs and the spacious ensuite is very close", she said. "Towels and bathmats are provided". "The ensuite has efficient heating". "The shower has plenty of hot water and hanging space", Agnes said. "There are barbecue options close and a fully equipped camp kitchen", Agnes said.

Discovery Parks - Hobart accommodation suits holidays and business trips. The park has a fully-serviced Conference Centre with internet access, ideal for corporate functions and large groups. The comfortable options at Discovery Parks - Hobart include ensuite, powered Caravan and Motor Home sites and a large choice of cabins, cottages and lodges.

Children enjoy the beach volleyball court and fun playground. Its only a 40 minute drive to the stunning vistas at the summit of Mount Wellington.

Hobart attractions and things to see and do include:

  • Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place on a Saturdays.
  • Visit The Port Arthur Historical site, and the Female Factory.
  • Cadbury Chocolate Factory.
  • Cascade Brewery.
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
  • Visit Mona the Museum of Old and New Art.
  • Visit nearby Richmond and Bruny Island.
  • The Tahune Forest Air Walk and the Huon Trail.
  • Lots of great restaurants, cafes and pubs.

On a tour down the Huon Trail Agnes and Nick found The Honey Pot, on the Huon Highway in the picturesque Huon Valley.The Honey Pot is the shopfront of Tasiliquid Gold, the apiary business of Graham, Jacky and Natalie Wright.

They have about 700 hives, and their bees collect a variety of nectar from different floral sources.

They take the bees to Lake Pedder, to Bruny Island, and to the Huon and Derwent Valleys, where they collect Leatherwood and Bush, Prickly Box and Manuka Honey.

They extract and package all their own honey themselves at their facilities in Judbury, Tasmania.They attend Salamanca Market every Saturday and The Hobart Farmers Market every Sunday, and also sell their products at Agfest, and The Taste of The Huon.

In the Honey Pot store  is premium honey varieties such as the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and also Manuka honey from Bruny Island.

There are also gourmet honey treats such as honey and ginger, honey mustard, creamed honey and honey mead.The Honey Pot has a great range of honey products and gifts, such as skin care products, beeswax candles, and healthy honey sweets.

At The Honey Pot visitors can enjoy free tastings, and watch the queen bee and all her workers, busy making honey in the observation hive.

The Honey Pot is in the Huon Valley Visitor Centre,  about 25 minutes south of Hobart on the Huon Highway. It is open seven days a week.

The Honey Pot is just one of many great experiences along the Huon Trail, including the Tahune Air Walk, local arts and crafts, and gourmet food and wine.

Another Huon Trail attractions Agnes and Nick visited was the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania,  a school and visitor centre dedicated to preserving the traditional craft/trade of wooden boat building, and to stimulating and broadening public awareness and understanding of the craft.

The Wooden Boat Centre was initially established in 1990 as the Shipwright's Point School of Wooden Boatbuilding, to teach and preserve the skills of traditional wooden boatbuilding.

It runs a fully nationally-accredited Certificate course which is the only one  operating in Australia, probably the southern hemisphere, and possibly the world.

It is the only school in the world in which the Certificate students undertake the construction of a full-sized, sea-going cruising vessel built in solid timber as their major learning project. Tools and maritime artefacts: adzes, augurs, draw-knives, caulking irons and roving dollies are on display.


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