Southward Bound with Michelle Crawford & Katie Quinn-Davies
Local Michelle Crawford will be sharing some of the best sights and experiences that Tasmania has to offer with mainlander Katie Quinn-Davies as they embark on the next chapter of the Buddy With A Local campaign.
The duo will be exploring the South of the state, heading to Hobart, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley during the course of their adventures.
Before they started their journey, we sat down with Katie and Michelle to find out what they what they are hoping to see and experience during their travels.
Katie, what are you most looking forward to seeing?
MONA and Bruny Island.
Michelle, what are you most looking forward to showing Katie in Tasmania?
That is such a hard question because I am excited about everything! I’m showing Katie my favourite places and introducing her to my favourite people in Tasmania. But if I had to choose one, perhaps our trip to Bruny Island, I just adore its rugged beauty and isolation and this incredible feeling of calm that overcomes you when you drive off the ferry. My family visit as often as we can and it’s a very special place to me.
Katie, what are you most looking forward to doing in Tasmania?
Meeting all the local food producers and hearing their stories and most importantly, getting the opportunity to document and shoot their produce.
Michelle, what are you most looking forward to doing with Katie during your trip?
I’m such a fan of Katie’s work, I am really looking forward to showing her some of my favourite beautiful places in Tasmania and seeing how she captures them with her camera. To see her view of my world.
Katie, what is that most unexpected thing/place/fact you know about Tasmania?
I know really little or nothing about Tasmania other than every person I know who has been there has said it is stunning. I have a feeling Hobart may remind me a little of Dublin and Tasmania itself a little of Ireland.
Michelle, what is the most unexpected thing/place/fact that visitors may not know about Tasmania?
That Tasmania may look small on the map, but there is so much to see that always takes much longer than you think to see everything.
To follow their journey, take a look at the Instagram feeds of Michelle and Katie.
We will also continue to share their adventures right here on the Magazine.
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