An African safari! “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life because after Africa nothing has ever been the same again…” So said Suzanne Evans. To many of us in Africa, we never understand the strange fascination that foreigners have for our continent and the fact that...
Here's a special message from the Australian tourism industry. Show your commitment to holiday here this year by posting a photo or video of where in Australia you plan to visit using #holidayherethisyear. ... See MoreSee Less
If you’re hitting the road this Australia Day long weekend, remember to stop and take some time to rest at the first sign of tiredness.
Driver Reviver sites staffed by SES volunteers will be in place across Tasmania on Monday, 28 January with free tea and coffee available for people needing to take a break.
Driver Reviver will be at: - St Peters Pass, Midland Highway - The Sidling Lookout, Tasman Highway - Parramatta Creek, Bass Highway - Fossey River, Murchison Highway - The Franklin River Nature Trail, Lyell Highway
Check out these yummy homemade slices from Papa’s!
Menu will be updated daily or until sold out on their Facebook page. ☕️
Currently open Mon, Tue & Sat from early to after lunch. Then 5 days a week once school goes backHomemade slices ❤️ Peppermint, hedgehog, Rocky road, caramel and cherry. See you bright and early Saturday morning 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
I used Launceston park drive fly for the first time over new year. I don’t know this business at all but: they were cheaper than the airport, easier to book than the airport, door to door therefore no issues in the rain or heat (unlike the airport), good car clean while I was away (unlike the airport) and most importantly to me, I presume they pay their rates, unlike the corporation that owns the Launicest on airport. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out these awesome men and women that are heading interstate to assist with the terrible fire accross the country. #volunteersOur brigade have just sent 4 members to assist with the NSW fires, who will be based there for the next week. Our Brigade Chief Liam Cox will be the strike team leader for one of the strike teams, and this is his second deployment to NSW. A huge thanks to their families and workplaces for allowing the crews to attend. We will also be deploying crews to assist with the Fingal fires during this week too. Please be assured that we still have adequate resources within our local area. Take care and stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
This New Year's Eve make sure all your animals are safe and sound when the fireworks start. Please bring all animals inside including dogs, cats and rabbits where possible and stable large animals like horses. Never tether any animal.
RSPCA have provided some tips on how to protect your pets - visit the bit.ly/2SF7POt
As of today Sunday (22 Dec) #tasrailxmastrain2019 will be running on a new schedule. Please note the new times and locations and remember that all times are subject to change. (esp. note Xmas Eve and New Year's Day in particular MAY run early) ... See MoreSee Less
There are fires burning all around the country and some a little to close for comfort. If you are traveling over the Christmas break please stay safe and take care. We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the many volunteers across all emergency services for the rolls they fulfill in their communities and abroad.
📷 Jenny Johns- Adelaide hills
Make sure you have a plan .... Prepare. Act. Survive
🚨Tasmanian residents information 🚨
People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn.
This is lovely 🥰 Technically travel related 😍Today Ambulance Wish Queensland delivered its first official wish by transporting a palliative care patient to the airport so he could see the planes take off and land one last time. The QAS is proud to support Ambulance Wish Queensland by donating a vehicle so it can safely transport patients and assist in delivering wishes. Some of our staff also volunteer with the organisation on their days off.
If you or your organisation wish to support this wonderful cause, please contact Palliative Care Queensland - Ambulance Wish Queensland through their website. Alternatively you can call (07) 3842 3222. ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
Important information for those travelling with Jetstar
Jetstar Australia Do you have flights booked with us between December 14 and 20? Our Chief Customer Officer, Catriona explains what you need to know and how we will help if your flight is affected by industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Federation of Airline Pilots.
Hope you handle things better than the chaos at Melbourne airport today!! I understand things happen which you have no control over but the way this was handled was unacceptable, dismissing worried passengers as flights were cancelled one after the other and telling them to call the airline on a number which nobody could access was disgraceful, customer service at its worst!!! No wonder the website dontflyjetstar.com is so popular,I can say with absolute certainty I will not be flying Jetstar again and will be relaying my story to anyone I possibly can, train your staff to handle these situations much better than you have!!
Take 5 minutes to check out this amazing video thanks to Becky Coe who spent three weeks travelling the wild lands of Tasmania by camper van.
Each breathtaking destination is also listed in the footage, including:
Becky's adventure beginning on the Spirit of Tasmania Bridestowe Lavender Farm Coles Bay and Freycinet Peninsula Peron Dunes in far north-east Tassie Wineglass Bay and the summit of Mt Amos Bicheno Blowhole on our East Coast Bay of Fires Friendly Beaches Fluted Cape Track on Bruny Island Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain kunanyi/Mt Wellington the summit of The Needles Binalong Bay Little Blue Lake Hartz Peak National Park Lake Esperance Lady Barron Falls Russell Falls at Mt Field plus pretty special footage from the Gordon Dam.
Oh and did we mention you get up close and personal with fairy penguins, echidnas, wallabies and gorgeous wombats.
We love to share your Tassie videos, photos and stories with the world 🌎 You can inbox us or post to our wall. If you are on instagram you can tag either of our accounts via the hashtags #TasmaniaGram or #InstaTasmania 😊 If you are a local business, artist, charity or group send us a message about promoting you to Tasmania and the world 🌎
*The Large Air Tanker has completed duties in the Swansea area and returned to Victoria **
A Large Air Tanker (RJ85) from Victoria is en route to Tasmania to assist with containing the McNeills Road fire at Swansea.
A LAT is a fixed-wing firebombing aircraft that can carry fire 11,500 litres of retardant, foam or water, and drop it on or in front of a fire to help slow down its progress.
The LAT's ability to operate is very dependant on weather conditions.
The uncontrolled bushfire in the McNeills Road area near Swansea continues to burn in rugged terrain. Firefighters patrolled the area overnight monitoring fire activity ensuring the community remained safe.
If you’re one of the few who guessed an albino echidna, you’d be right 🦔
Cuteness overload... check out this rare albino echidna, in the wild, near Wineglass Bay at Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula thanks to Rosalind Wharton from PuddleHub who says:
"Home to Wineglass Bay, the Hazards Mountain Range, and this completely off the charts adorable young albino echidna 🙌💕💕. Just look at him. We did… for ages 😍."
These tiny and peculiar egg-laying mammals are normally covered in dark spine-like hairs. However this one has pale blue eyes framed by pink skin and white lashes, a snowy coat and even its claws are white.
This very rare albino echidna lacks melanin, a pigment that gives them their natural colour. It is a miracle that this little fella, estimated to be just over one year old, has survived in the wild because the normally dark colours of an echidna help them camouflage and elude predators.
When faced with danger, this echidna can still use those legs and claws to dig holes for protection, and/or curl up into a spikey ball. Another amazing fact about echidnas is they are excellent tree climbers and swimmers.
We love to share your Tassie videos, photos and stories with the world 🌎 You can inbox us or post to our wall. If you are on instagram you can tag either of our accounts via the hashtags #TasmaniaGram or #InstaTasmania 😊 If you are a local business, artist, charity or group send us a message about promoting you to Tasmania and the world 🌎 ... See MoreSee Less
I know someone who has had their or tree up for a week and if previous years are anything to go by, it will still be up at Easter😂 I always thought it was supposed to go up 12 days before and down 12 days after. But whatever makes you happy eh?
Thank you to our wonderful local volunteers. Stay safe everyone 🔥 🚒 👩🏻🚒👨🏻🚒Thank you to our 25 volunteer firefighters who boarded an Airforce Hercules in the early hours this morning headed to NSW to help fight the devastating fires that have seen lives and homes lost. The group was farewelled by TFS Chief Officer Chris Arnol and will support NSW firefighters to protect lives and property. More than 70 fires are burning across NSW. Queensland is also suffering devastating fires. ... See MoreSee Less
We are very excited to share that on Friday we tested and commissioned our very own Type 2 7kw Electric Vehicle chargers. We had Ray with a Mitsubishi Outlander and Mike with a new Tesla Model 3 from the Australian eV association to help test our new chargers.
Another step for sustainability in northern Tasmania and LDPF doing our bit for the environment. The chargers will mostly operate from the 23kW of PV we have on the roof. Electric vehicles running on solar!
LDPF would like to thank the Tasmanian Government Climate Change Office for a grant that part funded the chargers & Australian EV association for coming out to test the chargers.
eV charging is free for the next 12 months from the new 7kW chargers or from the existing 10A outlets. Just another service available at Launceston Drive Park Fly.
Police are receiving reports of an apocalypse of small proportions rumored to hit some streets tonight depleting lolly stocks from households.
Information reports suggest the apocalypse will include small zombies, witches, ghosts and skeletons, descending on communities after 3pm today, depleting lolly stocks then moving swiftly along.
For anyone in an area affected by the apocalypse who would like to deter ghoulish visitors, the placement of healthy food items, especially vegetables, on the doorstep is highly likely to detract the small creatures.
All members of the apocalypse are encouraged to be safe, always remain with other creatures known to them, and never enter a stranger’s house.