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Derwent Valley’s finest produce and how to find it

The Derwent Valley is home to Tasmania’s most passionate and caring primary producers. Using sustainable farming practices, clean air and an abundance of water to produce some of the region’s finest farms, vineyards and orchards. The Derwent Valley provides a world-class assortment of seasonal produce available at the farm gate and local markets.

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Into the Wild for a Weekend

Into the Wild for a Weekend Image credit: tassie_heights A Step by Step Guide to Planning the Ultimate 3-day Tasmanian Wilderness Road Trip. Need a short break without dipping into your annual leave?    Head less than 30 minutes northwest

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Fungi hunting Derwent Valley Tasmania

Fungi Hunting

Fungi Hunting. It starts every autumn with just a few oranges and browns, but it’s not the turning of the Fagus. By winter the blues, greens, yellows and reds will have you hooked, but it’s not flowers. It’s fungi! Fungi

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Rathmore in the Derwent Valley Tasmania

6 Farmstays in Derwent Valley Tasmania

6 Farmstays in Derwent Valley Tasmania. There is nothing quite like a down to earth country farm stay to take you away from your everyday and into another world. It’s off with the sandals and on with the gumboots. You

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Maree Rieper - Derwent Valley Medieval Festival

Maree Rieper

Meet Maree Rieper. Maree Rieper of Lachlan is one of the passionate volunteers in the Derwent Valley Project Group, the committee behind the Derwent Valley Medieval Festival. In its second year, the 2017 festival (28th and 29th of October) aims

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