Change of Pace - A Gourmet Traveller Feature Article
I’m not the only one excited by the prospect of tackling a trek, then having the opportunity to digest the essence of this remote destination over a six-course dégustation.
Purgatory Hill. Hurricane Heath. Perdition Plateau. I’m poring over a map of the Tasman National Park at my home in Brisbane, researching a four-day hike I’m about to take – trekking the pristine Three Capes Track in Tasmania. The bleak romanticism of the placenames I’m uncovering is giving me a touch of cold feet about my impending departure. But it’s also ratcheting excitement levels.
There’s a weather warning current for a polar blast. It’s set to bring freezing temperatures, rain and snow from Antarctica to south-east Australia – and could even cause flurries in sunny Queensland. What on earth is it going to be like in already wintery Tasmania?