The Hobart

Looking through the lens at Spring Bay Mill

by Stephanie Williams
Looking through the lens at Spring Bay Mill

Everyone loves a road trip right? Get out of Hobart for the weekend explore what lies beyond the city.

Spring Bay Mill, at Triabunna, was once home to the world’s largest wood chip mill. After a huge restoration project up-cycling the mill to a once-again usable space, it’s now a catch-all for a bunch of creative and thought-provoking pursuits – with entertainment spaces, accommodation, culinary garden and lots of fresh open spaces.

These upcoming events will make it even easier to convince your family or mates to come along for the ride.

Want to up your shutter game?

Over the next couple of months there are a few very cool events that you can get on board. Photographers will love the upcoming photography workshop with acclaimed landscape photographer and experienced teacher Cam Blake.

It’s on from 14-16 May and you get to explore Maria Island with the shutterbug himself. Over the weekend, he will coach you on professional techniques – from the basics to advanced skills – to capture the colours and light of this spectacular place. You will be shooting sunrise to sunset and even some night time astrophotography if the weather is clear.

There’s a package on offer which includes exclusive boat travel to Maria Island, beautiful accommodation at the Spring Bay Mill, delicious food and professional photography tuition.

This is a very special opportunity to have an exclusive experience of these two very special places while learning the secrets of professional landscape photography. Sign up here.

No time for long films?

The Very Short Film Festival is a national competition, open to anyone who’s ready to tell a story. There are no real rules of what that story might be or how it’s told – that’s purely up to you. The only stipulation is that ‘Tasmania’ needs to sneak in somewhere. The deadline for submissions is 23 April this year.

The prizes and awards include cash prizes in two categories – Junior: 21 years of age and under, Open: 22 years and over; plus there’s also masterclasses and the shortlisted films are being screened on the Guardian Australia website and more.

The mentors and judges are award-winning actor Marta Dusseldorp, artist Rocco Fazzari, writer and editor Leta Keens, and Leah Purcell, one of Australia’s most eminent cultural figures. Spring Bay Mill will host the screening event on Friday 21 May 2021.

Image: Maria Island by Cam Blake

Love this

Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close
Escape To The Country
Pet the animals, walk in the wilderness, pick your own berries and enjoy colonial accommodation... Farmstays and day tours are popping up across the state, providing a fun weekend away for visitors and Hobartians keen to get their gumboots dirty. Here are four farms to visit this Spring.
Exploring The World’s Widest Canyon – Capertee Valley
The Blue Mountains and surrounding areas suffered greatly during recent bushfires but slowly the National Parks in New South Wales are reopening, with some ready to welcome visitors back.
Talk Sexy To Me …
If I asked you to think of a food item that makes you sexy, healthy, attractive, youthful and energetic I can almost guarantee that you didn’t think of gelatin.
Madame Saisons: Corona Cuisine – Surviving Lockdown
The vacant stare in front of the open fridge or cupboard has afflicted us all on occasion. No matter how much food we have in store, there seems like nothing to eat. When you’re hungry and lacking cooking inspo, the ‘hangries’ can easily take hold.
Hannah Moloney
Meet the Tasmanian designing a better life for us all. Hannah Moloney of Good Life Permaculture is a leading landscape designer and educator in South Hobart (you may have noticed her bright pink and green house up on the hill). She’s spent 15 years designing and managing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming and community development. She believes in ‘radical hope’ and facing the climate crisis in a proactive and positive way.
Australia’s Online Beauty Queen – Kate Morris
Kate Morris had an idea to sell cosmetics online at a time when it wasn’t done. She borrowed $12,000 from her boyfriend’s parents and set up an online store, Adore Beauty in the garage. Twenty years later, the business is thriving, enjoying annual revenue around $100m. Kate recently sold a chunk of the business to private equity investors, Quadrant.
What’s With The Weather?
Even though Tasmania is known for its mild summers, it doesn’t take much to get sunburnt. Tasmania experiences extreme ultraviolet (UV) levels, but contrary to popular belief this isn’t due to the hole in the ozone layer, which is actually south of the continent.While higher UV levels often occur at the same time as higher temperatures, the two are not linked. Instead, UV levels are determined by the angle of the sun in the sky: the higher the sun, the higher the UV. In December and January, the position of the sun over Tasmania gives the state a UV index of 11 or more on most days, which is classified as “extreme” on the UV index. Tasmania’s lack of humidity and generally clear skies contribute to the stinging feeling of the sun. UV can reflect off buildings and water, making it possible to get a higher dose of UV from these reflected rays, even in the shade.
Transport Trackers – Your New Timewaster
It was almost 2am and US singer Halsey had just finished her set and was being whisked off stage at Falls Festival and into her waiting Tesla.
Cascades Female Factory Reopens
On a site where only the outside walls remain, how do you help visitors contextualise what happened inside those walls? At the Cascades Female Factory site in South Hobart, actor Karissa Lane, together with director Craig Lane-Irons and writer Finegan Kruckemeyer have created The Proud & The Punished, a 45-minute monologue to share the horrifying, heart-warming and sad stories of the women and babies, who went through the site from 1828 until 1856. At any given time there were between 700 and 1200 prisoners.
Day Of Impact 1967
Devastating bushfires on mainland Australia strikes vivid memories to those of us who lived through the 1967 bushfires in Southern Tasmania when 62 lives and 1293 homes were lost.
Magazine
AboutContributeAdvertiseNewsletter Sign UpContact
April 2021

Stay up to date with everything happening at the Hobart Magazine.

Thank you to Luke Brokensha for mobilising his friends and local residents recently to host two rubbish clean ups along the Hobart Rivulet after heavy rains.
The warm weather returns...hello summer.
Need a laugh? Check out @theinspiredunemployed feed on Instagram.
Moto Vecchia Cafe in Bellerive and Czegs Cafe in Richmond have joined the Clarence City Council dementia program, creating dementia-friendly spaces for all patrons.
It’s hard to believe it’s not standard practice to have a working phone in every aged care room - shared phones make private conversations impossible and increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Tacks on the tracks. Mountain bikers beware of tacks being left on certain tracks on the mountain.
Just when you think your cousins are alright. NZ Opposition Leader Judith Collins took aim at Tassie during her recent (unsuccessful) campaign, calling us Australia’s “poor cousin.” She also seems worried about us nabbing tech businesses, “It’s a lovely part of the world but do you necessarily want to go there with your high- tech business? Possibly not,” she said. We beg to differ!