As the days grow longer and the first signs of spring in Tasmania start to show, why not take a drive down the Channel Highway on your way to Kettering?
The Kettering Incident
by Anelda Lötter
Now why Kettering, you may ask? Apparently Kettering will be famous really soon, not only for its pure beauty and serenity, but also due to the recent filming of The Kettering Incident in the area. This eight-hour, $15 million production, is the first adult drama series ever to be filmed in Tasmania.
They say the story deals with a detective who investigates a missing person in the Kettering area. Now I don’t know much about this series or the filming thereof, but I can tell you I would not mind too much getting lost in the area surrounding Kettering! It is truly peaceful and a great drive too. Kettering is just after Snug, right before Woodbridge, on the B68 from Hobart.
Margate: Dru Point Bicentennial Park
The kids can play in a fantastic, enclosed area with a great view.
If your little one is just learning to ride a bike, this will be a great treat. There is a bicycle track with road signs to get your little one roadworthy in no time, without the hassle of a busy road. Mum and Dad can hang out in the nearby café while the kids play to their hearts content.
Picnic: Coningham Beach, Snug or Trial Bay
Margate is a small but bustling Tasmanian town with a lot of places to pick up fresh bread, farm fresh fruit and even pizza. It’s not such a bad idea to fill your picnic basket, as there’s a lovely beach and picnic area on the way to Kettering.
Continue on to Snug where you can either pass straight through to Kettering or turn off for a quick stop at Coningham Beach Reserve. It’s a beautiful, quiet beach area. Kettering is all about boats and yachts as it seems everyone has one!
Gateway to Bruny Island
You can enjoy a cuppa at one of the local hangouts, or enjoy your packed picnic just outside Kettering at Trial Bay. A walk along the Kettering Point Track is also in order!
The area is clean and the view over the bay is just breath-taking.
Kettering is very peaceful and I could not resist a photo of the graveyard just outside the town. If this needs to be my last resting place, I would not complain about the location!
Star of the Show
I can understand why the producers chose this area for their filming. If you don’t lose some of your stress here, you can at least get lost in time, enjoying all the fresh air and ocean views.
So get lost in Kettering and surrounds this spring. Who knows, maybe you’ll bump into Offspring’s Dr Patrick Reid (Matthew Le Nevez). He will star in The Kettering Incident and will be living in Tasmania for the rest of the year. If you don’t spot him and the crew, the drive and things to do along the way will surely put a smile on your face anyway!