The Signalman's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hobart


Lovely frosty morning

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Coldest morning of the year so far with a heavy frost… but lovely sunrise.

And it’s warm inside !   🙂

Glorious Hobart

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It is always a special time when the snow hits Hobart… Mt Wellington graces the Hobart skyline with its white sprinkling.

Photographing the Fagus around Hobart

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It’s getting close to that time of the year when the ‘Fagus’ starts to turn yellow… usually around Anzac day is a good time to go up to the Tarn Shelf in Mt Field to try to catch the stunning colours of Tasmania’s only deciduous tree, Nothofagus Gunnii.

Mt Filed National Park is only 1 hour drive from Hobart and offers rainforest, waterfalls (including the world famous Russell Falls) as well as alpine landscapes. It is a must see when visiting Hobart.


Mount Nelson sunrise

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Took the doggies for an early morning walk around the Signal Station.

Good times.

Tawny frogmouth in the garden

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This morning we had the lovely visit of a tawny frogmouth in the garden. They are around i nthe bush but are not that easy to find as they are very still birds.

Skybus now available in Hobart

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Good news for travelers wanting more choice for transfer between Hobart and the airport.

SkyBus is bringing fast, frequent and low cost airport transfers to Hobart.

New mast at the Signal Station

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After more than a year without a flagpole, the Signal Station is finally getting the replacement mast.

Morning walks

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We are so lucky to have our own 150 hectare reserve… Well ok it’s not our own (it belongs to Hobart City Council) but it certainly feels like it 🙂

Most mornings I go for a walk with the dog. It’s a great way to start the day and remind myself how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Autumn morning walk

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As always the Bicentennial Park next to us is a fantastic piece of bush to explore.

I woke up early this morning and took my dog and my camera for a walk. Gotta love an autumn sunrise.

Aurora at the Signal Station

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The Signal Station next door is one of the best spots close to Hobart to photograph the night sky and the aurora when it happens.


Here is a 360 panorama of the aurora and the Milky Way at the Signal Station:


We offer night sky / aurora photography tours at the Signal Station on request. Contact us for more info.