Monday, January 9, 2012

Camp Coningham

Not far off the Channel Highway about 30 minutes south of Hobart lies the little 70s time warp seaside township of Coningham. You'll see the turnoff after passing through Snug. On the weekend, a friend hired the former Mission Afloat church camp (now called Montgomery Park) for her weekend of 40th birthday celebrations. Cocktails and dinner around the fire outside were followed by partying indoors. Almost everyone stayed the night, either in the dorm rooms with bunk beds or a tent pitched outside. Such a great idea. Many of the guests were from interstate, some brought kids or dogs, some brought games, locals pitched in with catering, everyone helped to clean up afterwards.

In the morning, I managed to squeeze in a short stroll to Little Coningham Beach, which has excellent views of Cathedral Rock and Mount Wellington, then along the clifftop path heading south before the rain set in. I'd like to go back to do more walking in the bushland recreation area nearby.


  1. hi susan, happy new year! this looks amazing...a hidden gem. thanks for sharing. nat :)

  2. I discovered a little house overlooking the beach in Conningham on Homelands Property and it is now my new dream house!!! Aaahhh, one day......
    It looks like a really pretty part of the world....well, actually all of Tassie does!
    Hopefully a first trip to Tassie is on the cards soon!

  3. Hi Susan,
    I made up the drive way to Canes today, thanks for the tip. oh those peaches are beautiful. I got 3kgs of mixed, though i think i will go back and get more and make some jam.