‘Don’t let the year of striking out hold you back.’ – Babe Ruth
What an awesome time we’ve had in the beautiful island state of Tasmania! Once again, we feel there’s not been enough time, but I can definitely say I’ve fallen in love with this place and it’s a real high-light for me.
Our week started with a short flight back to Melbourne for one night and the even shorter flight to Hobart. What a gorgeous city, with very friendly people, excellent food, drink and beautiful views.
We were lucky to stay near Elizabeth Street for our first 2 nights, as nothing seems very far away – not only in Hobart, but all of Tasmania. The real problem is, there is so much to see and do! We got lucky, as the Fringe Festival was starting, so we went to their opening evening,
which is in the heart of the Salamanca Market – a great place for food and drink.
Here we learned about the new and quickly growing industry of whiskey – very tasty.
Our first day out of Hobart got us to the Tahune AirWalk
and learning about the Huon trees – they are no longer logged – a beautiful spot. Then we had an awesome day on Bruny Island
– we walked the fluted Cape,
tasted oysters and finished with an award-winning whiskey.
Then it was off to the penal colony of Port Arthur,
but first we hiked Mount Nelson,
went to the look out at Mount Wellington,
tasted Cascade beer (Darwin tasted it, too!) and more oysters.
Now, its our last day and I saw the Tessellated Pavement,
went to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park to see the Tasmanian Devils up close
and the beautiful Tasmanian Arch.
Running out of room and time! What places have you missed and really want to get back to?