Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hidden Secrets of Tasmania

Exciting Electrifying Tasmania

There's a new kid on the block, and you know what that means, don't you? It is exciting!
Many people who live in Launceston, Tasmania have driven passed the Trevallyn Power station many hundreds of times and never really knew what was in that large white building on the way to Riverside.
John Lovell has exclusive access to show you all the secrets hiding inside that building. His new business Discover Tasmania Tours will take you on a quick tour, half or full day tours of the Trevallyn, Duck Reach, and Waddamana Power stations and museums.
John with a group ready to tour

Ever wondered about how electricity is made? John has all the answers. Ever wondered when electricity came to Tasmania? John can tell you. He's a very friendly guy and worked for Hydro Tasmania for many years. He is now retired, well sort of, but he can't stay away from the excitement of electricity.
An original Pelton Wheel from Waddamna.

His quick tours operate on demand with minimum number requirements and strict dress code. Your safety is paramount to John, and he will kit you out in HiVis vest, hard hat and safety glasses, just to be sure. His vehicle is a very safe Mitsubishi Challenger 4WD. John also holds a current Red Cross first aid certification.

John's favourite quote, "you never know what's around the corner" so don't wait, go exploring with John you'll be glad you did.

Trevallyn Power station turbine

So give John a call,  0447 673 459, so you too can discover John and the Power Station Explorer Tour when you are visiting Launceston in Northern Tasmania.

Discover Tasmania Tours also have other tours which may interest you, around the Northern region, which will include visiting wineries, waterfalls, caves and bays, oh and don't forget John will know where all the best Tasmanian food is too!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Comfortable overnight room Bridport

Platypus Park Country Retreat
When you are travelling for  long periods you probably appreciate a budget room occasionally but still with all the overnight comforts you require.
Here we have prepared a small video so that you can see the facilities offered.
Lavender ensuite a disabled access room

Tasmania - Bridport - Bliss

Platypus Park Country Retreat is in Bridport in north eastern Tasmania, the property is a 40 acre farm where cattle graze, chickens roam and wildlife abounds.
You would be welcomed by 5th generation hosts and well looked after if you choose to stay at Platypus Park Country Retreat on your next visit to Tasmania.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bridport Holiday...right now

Tasmania - Right Here - Right Now

Looking for a bargain? Want to go to Bridport in North East Tasmania? Then here is a good deal.
Platypus Park Country Retreat Look for the 3 Night Summer Special in the Forester fully self contained two bedroom holiday unit.

Family accommodation

Forester two bedroom holiday unit caters for families up to six people....just move in with your suitcases.
There is still time to have a family holiday before school goes back in February, but if you miss out there are always nice warm weekends coming up.

Platypus Park Country Retreat is a small property on the edge of Bridport, just two minutes drive to the beaches and shops in town. 
  • Facilities include: 
  • a games room, where everyone can have some fun, 
  • trout fishing in the farm dams,
  • Walks to the river to spot a Platypus!
Come and be our friend on Facebook too.

Couples Needing to escape

Book the Lavender cottage or Wattle spa studio 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

You've Just got to be here in October

The North East Rivers Festival is on again from the 14th -23rd October.
10 events over 10 days focusing on 2 big weekends.

Here is an excerpt from the local Bridport community newspaper BridReport!
Now is the time to rope a team together and start designing your raft for the Derby River Derby, Saturday October 22.

We are excited to announce two new events at this year’s festival.
The Derby Bike Challenge at the Derby River Derby October 22. This will be a poker run and will start after the Super
Multi event.
The Bridport 10 Fun Run will take place along the famous Bridport Walking Track on Sunday 23rd October. Race starts at
10am with registrations open at 8am. You can also walk the track on the day.
Check out our new website for more information
We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2011.

Our Event Calender for 2011 is filling up.

Friday 14th October
Opening Night & School Fair Winnaleah Winnaleah District High School 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 15th October
Fishing Competition Pioneer Pioneer Lake 9am – 5pm
Men's Shed Markets Scottsdale 2 Christopher St, Scottsdale 9am - 1pm
Sunday 16th October
River of Life Celebration
(Combined Church Service)
Scottsdale Scottsdale Performing Arts Centre
11am –12 noon, followed by a
BBQ lunch
Vineyard Concert Pipers Brook Pipers Brook Vineyard 12 noon - 5pm
Friday 21st October
Golf Challenge Moorina Moorina Golf Course 8:30am – late afternoon
Art Exhibition Opening Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 7pm
Saturday 22nd October
Derby River Races, including
the Derby River Derby, Duck
Race, stalls, entertainment
Derby Derby River and River Bank 9am – 5pm
Derby Cycling Challenge Derby Derby Park 2:30pm
Art Exhibition Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 9am - 5pm
Sunday 23rd October
Bridport 10 Fun Run Bridport Bridport Walking track 10am Race Start (Registration
from 8am)
Art Exhibition Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 9am - 5pm

The Bridport 10 Fun Run should not be missed this could become an important annual event for runners young and old! Run for Fun or if you prefer Walk for fun! it's a great track with varied scenery to keep you interested.