Rosehaven in Geeveston

After their stint in Oatlands last week the “Rosehaven” crew arrived in Geeveston for a day of filming. The weather was terrible when they were here last year but this time although it was below freezing when they started filming at 6:30am it was nice and sunny by the time that I arrived at 11:15 am. As it had been such a frosty morning the pavement was still wet and with the bright sunlight it was quite glary making it tricky to take photos looking down the street. I decided after watching for a bit that I would do better at the other end of the street. The shops were all open but there were security people keeping pedestrians off the set and occasionally stopping cars for a few minutes during takes. I was a bit wary about walking up the street but I had an errand at the post office and then made my way to the other end of the street. As I was there I dropped into Makers on Church Street to visit my friend Nicola who has a business there. I’ll show you Nicola’s work another day.

While Nicola and I were chatting outside the shop the film crew started getting ready to shoot just outside Makers so we had to go back inside so we would not be in the scene. I ended up inside Makers for quite some time while the crew filmed the two stars Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor walking down the street talking.  Inside the shop was not the best spot to take photos due to the decorations in the window so I have a few new subjects for Bad Photo Monday from that lot. When the crew broke for lunch I went off to get my own and visit with some other Geeveston friends.

I had hoped to get more pictures at the second location after lunch but when I went by that location they were not there yet so I went back to get a couple more shots in Church Street. They moved to the second location a bit after 2:30pm but I decided not to follow them there as I had a half hour walk home and my second battery was getting a bit low. I did manage to get a half decent picture of both of the stars while I was there after doing a bit of post photo editing at home.

So here is my day in Rosehaven.

Filming in Church St, Geeveston
Filming in Church St
Our visitor centre in disguise.
This is normally the entrance to the Visitor Centre in the former Town Hall.


Celia Pacquola between takes.


The 24 Hour Butcher was a gag from last season. Personally I think that “We meat your needs.” would have been a better logo.


The butcher shop sign is real, the window sign is for the TV show.
The Cameraman is a picture of concentration as he is wheeled along.


Luke McGregor after a take.


Celia Pacquola after a take.
Some of the crew outside the post office.
Luke McGregor is unhooked from his microphone after the scene was finished.

I was fairly pleased with the photos of the actors as apart from the first one of Celia Pacquola they were taken either through the window at Makers on Church Street or with my 300mm zoom lens from down the street and edited afterwards with Picasa. The first photo is my favourite though as I took it as she was walking towards me during a break in filming. She said hello to me and I said something trivial about the weather. I’m not used to talking to celebs. I thought she seemed nice and friendly though as were the crew when dealing with the public.

I think that they were filming scenes for more than one episode today as Celia Pacquola seems to be wearing two different outfits here. I’ll look forward to seeing them later in the year.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. It would seem they relented somewhat to having photos taken. The watchdog would not allow me to photograph the celebs and I got chased off. I got told no posting on social media so I thought stuff them. The left the shop here boarded up and looking a mess. Not impressed with them. I will not bother with their show either.


    • I took my pictures of the actors inside a shop so they could not see me. I couldn’t get out while filming was going on anyway. The other picture I took very quickly, well nobody told me not to or I would have stopped. I have a more obvious looking camera and they certainly would have seen me using it. They ought to be pleased with the publicity really.


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