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Mar 19, 2024
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Sweet Wheat

Oh my. Have you seen this place? Tucked away in the township of Perth in Tassie’s north is this little bakery that’s big on scrummy things to eat. Pastries, cakes, doughnuts and sourdough loaves are to name a few. Oh, and pretzels and danishes and croissants and vanilla slice. Did we mention streusel? That too. And tarts and cookies and slice. Chutney and granola also. Anyway, you’re getting the picture. Drop by and support these artisan bakers.

57 Main Road, Perth. Open Wed-Sat, 7am-1pm, and also at Harvest Market in Launceston on Saturday mornings.


Nutopia Fest

Lilydale hazelnut farm and accommodation provider Cherry Top Farmstay is hosting a local harvest festival. Think tractors and blues. Foraging and games. Yoga and retro dress-ups. Live music and fire circles. Yoga and all-round good vibes. The festival’s name is a throwback to 1973, the year that John Lennon and Yoko Ono founded the imaginary country of Nutopia. Sounds fun, right? Patrons are encouraged to camp for the main event on April 1, or stay longer. Bring your tent, swag or caravan for this weekend cultural festival. The festival is free, but overnighters need to book via the website.

The Choclate Factory

If that heading wasn’t enough to catch your eye, surely the dreamy cover of Tasmanian author Mary-Lou Stephens’ latest book did the job. We loved the sound of The Chocolate Factory (Harper Collins) because it combines a well-known and loved part of Tasmanian history, the Cadbury chocolate factory in Hobart with an enticing fictitious 1921 storyline including a plot to steal the recipe for Dairy Milk!


“A tangled web of ambition and intrigue melts into a tale as delicious and rich as chocolate.”

Sounds like the kind of book that demands it be read with a block of chocolate. At each sitting. Or at least a good hocho.

Turning of the Fagus

It’s fast becoming a Tasmanian rite of passage to experience the turning of the fagus. What are we talking about? Every year in late April and May, Tasmania’s only winter-deciduous tree puts on an autumnal display of glorious red, orange and gold. Also known as Nathofagus gunnii, deciduous beech and tanglefoot, the tree is distinct for its tiny striated leaves which turn some of Tasmania’s highlands, including Cradle Mountain and Mt Field, into fiery eye-candy. Accept this as your reminder to put aside a day in the coming months to take a pilgrimage to see this wonder of nature for yourself. You won’t regret it.

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