All stories.

At the heart of every Glenorchy business is their story. Each business has a different beginning and the inspiration behind their start. Some have been around for decades and many have just come into being. Across all industries our local businesses service the community every day, steadfast in providing quality products or service. Then there are the creators, the artisans of the unique, the odd and one-of-a-kind specialties that become sought after and rare. Activity City is a space to share these stories and the people behind them; who they are, what inspired them to take the leap into business in Glenorchy and the answers may surprise you!



Like all the great Australian businesses with humble beginnings, (think iiNet and Showpo) Robert Alexander started Xanderware: CNC Laser and Router Cutting from a single…

Mirror Image Mobile Detailing

What do a local mobile car detailer and Tasmania’s tourism industry have in common?

The Wool Shop

Maree and her late husband Ron opened The Wool Shop together as a five-year project they could manage together. That was back in 1995!

Zafira Fine Foods

In 2017 Zafira Fine Foods took over the Gormanston Road Takeaway in Moonah. Initially Kirsten and members of the Afghan community continued to run the…

Humble Food Company

Humble Food Company is a meal delivery service based in Glenorchy serving delicious homemade vegan meals and desserts to most areas of southern Tasmania. Kathryn…

Big Henry’s Food Truck

Big Henry’s Food Truck is a local family business that has been operating out of Glenorchy since 2014. Richard Parkes, a professional chef, was inspired…

Fudge a’fare

Fudge a’fare is a locally owned and run business creating award winning fudge liked you’ve never tasted before. Owner Danielle Quinn says originally she and…