Bridge the Travel Gap

The land of Devils and more – Tasmania!

‘Don’t let the year of striking out hold you back.’ – Babe Ruth

Hobart

Hobart

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.

Hobart

Hobart

Hobart

Old house on Battery Point in Hobart

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,

Hobart Fringe Festival

Hobart Fringe Festival – opening night act

which is in the heart of the Salamanca Market – a great place for food and drink.

Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market

Here we learned about the new and quickly growing industry of whiskey – very tasty.

Whiskey Tasting

Whiskey Tasting

Our first day out of Hobart got us to the Tahune AirWalk

Tahune AirWalk

Tahune Air Walk

and learning about the Huon trees – they are no longer logged – a beautiful spot. Then we had an awesome day on Bruny Island

Wallabey

Wallabey on Bruny Island

– we walked the fluted Cape,

Fluted Cape Walk

Fluted Cape Walk

tasted oysters and finished with an award-winning whiskey.

Trappers Hut

Trappers Hut

Then it was off to the penal colony of Port Arthur,

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

but first we hiked Mount Nelson,

Mount Nelson Lookout

Mount Nelson Lookout

went to the look out at Mount Wellington,

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington

tasted Cascade beer (Darwin tasted it, too!) and more oysters.

Cascade Beer

Cascade Beer

Now, its our last day and I saw the Tessellated Pavement,

Tessellated Pavement

Tessellated Pavement

went to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park to see the Tasmanian Devils up close

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

and the beautiful Tasmanian Arch.

Tasmanian Arch

Tasmanian Arch

Running out of room and time!  What places have you missed and really want to get back to?

Love
Debx

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