'Beyond the Icons' in North East Tasmania

For those of us fortunate to live or work in Dorset, North East Tasmania, we are surrounded every day by stunning landscapes, we have great food and wine, an abundance of natural attractions, a rich history and plenty of local ‘characters’.
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An arial view of part of Scottsdale township, hub of Dorset in North East Tasmania.  The white paddocks in the background are poppy crops grown for medicinal processing.

An arial view of part of Scottsdale township, hub of Dorset in North East Tasmania. The white paddocks in the background are poppy crops grown for medicinal processing.

The story goes that Sulphur Crested Black Cockatoo's seen in the lower altitude areas are usually a sign of rough weather in the hills and mountains.  This one was seen near the Forester Road at North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania.

The story goes that Sulphur Crested Black Cockatoo's seen in the lower altitude areas are usually a sign of rough weather in the hills and mountains. This one was seen near the Forester Road at North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania.

A bed of colour - various crops form a multicoloured patchwork amongst areas of native forest between Scottsdale and Bridport in Dorset, North East Tasmania

A bed of colour - various crops form a multicoloured patchwork amongst areas of native forest between Scottsdale and Bridport in Dorset, North East Tasmania

Sunrise in the bush taken in State Forest off Forester, North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania.  What a beautiful start to a winter day!

Sunrise in the bush taken in State Forest off Forester, North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania. What a beautiful start to a winter day!

Lush farming area near Derby, North East Tasmania

Lush farming area near Derby, North East Tasmania

Local character Bill the Blacksmith at work at Springfield, near Scottsdale, North East Tasmania

Local character Bill the Blacksmith at work at Springfield, near Scottsdale, North East Tasmania

Bridport Beach, Bridport, North East Tasmania

Bridport Beach, Bridport, North East Tasmania

Arial view of the hinterland of Dorset, North East Tasmania showing the Great Forester River as it runs between the world class links golf courses of Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm.  Barnbougle Dunes is Australia's No. 1 public access links course!

Arial view of the hinterland of Dorset, North East Tasmania showing the Great Forester River as it runs between the world class links golf courses of Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm. Barnbougle Dunes is Australia's No. 1 public access links course!

'Amazing Bridport' in Dorset, North East Tasmania.  Fact:  Bridport has more sunshine than anywhere else in Tasmania!

'Amazing Bridport' in Dorset, North East Tasmania. Fact: Bridport has more sunshine than anywhere else in Tasmania!

Swallow about to take flight taken at North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania. When these migratory birds start to appear we know that Spring is definately on its way!

Swallow about to take flight taken at North Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania. When these migratory birds start to appear we know that Spring is definately on its way!

Robin on metal post taken at North Scottsdale.  These little birds create a flash of brilliant colour in the colder winter months in Dorset, North East Tasmania

Robin on metal post taken at North Scottsdale. These little birds create a flash of brilliant colour in the colder winter months in Dorset, North East Tasmania

Heritage Listed Old Post Office building in Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania

Heritage Listed Old Post Office building in Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania

Working the mill just off the Bridport/Scottsdale Road in Dorset, North East Tamania

Working the mill just off the Bridport/Scottsdale Road in Dorset, North East Tamania

Pioneer Lake at Pioneer (Dorset) North East Tasmania

Pioneer Lake at Pioneer (Dorset) North East Tasmania

Gorgeous old homestead just out of Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania.  Originally home to members of one of the towns earliest families.

Gorgeous old homestead just out of Scottsdale (Dorset) North East Tasmania. Originally home to members of one of the towns earliest families.

Former hotel at Pioneer in the Dorset Municipality of North East Tasmania.

Former hotel at Pioneer in the Dorset Municipality of North East Tasmania.

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