Tasmania has been bubbling away for some time now and there’s no denying that the last 10 years have seen somewhat of a creative resurgence. Some call it the Mona effect, others might argue it was the whiskey revolution, either way Tasmania is the new home for designers, makers and independent businesses. Whilst about to hit boiling point, Tasmania shows no signs of slowing down with foodies, design junkies and experience seekers all heading to the island once known purely for its landscape.
I feel an enormous sense of pride to be showcasing my home state of Tasmania. I didn’t always speak with such pride, in fact I’m ashamed to admit that I often brushed over the fact that I was Tasmanian – as I grew tired of having to smile while yet another individual enquired as to where the scar on my neck was (because us island folk have two heads you know… hmmm yes, champagne comedy).
Fast forward 20 years and I’m now met with starry eyed praise and excitement upon mentioning my home town. Anyone that has experienced Tasmania recently will testify to how unique it is, with an overwhelming love for the places and personalities that you encounter. I must say, you’d be hard pressed to find a mean Tasmanian. The state has an overall sense of friendliness, like coming home. For me, I was coming home – but not to the same place I grew up in. Whilst I liked Tasmania in the 90s, this new Tasmania is a hell of a lot cooler.
Hunting for George is excited to launch the trailer for our 8-part video series ‘On The Road’. This travel series documents our time in Tasmania hunting down design, architecture, makers, hospitality, homes and unique experiences. Launching 2nd January 2020 on YouTube, eight episodes will showcase experiences in Stanley, Flinders Island, Launceston, Lake St Clair, Hobart, Bruny Island, Eaglehawk Neck and Freycinet. Including additional Tasmanian ‘Let Us In’ Home Tours along the way.
Hunting for George ‘On The Road: Tasmania’ launches on 2nd January 2020 on YouTube. Subscribe now to watch.