This unassuming van at Triabunna, The Fish Van, gave us most satisfying meal in Tasmania.
We never miss a chance to eat fresh seafood in Tasmania. Freycinet Marine Farm has a selection of both hot and cold seafood, which makes it a good pitstop to and from the Freycinet National Park.
One of the biggest highlights of the Tasmanian east coast is Wineglass Bay. The beautiful curve of dazzling white sand crafted by mother nature holds the turquoise ocean like a glass of mesmerising potion.
I have always loved pick-you-own fruit farms. I cannot quite put my finger on why I enjoy it so much, but there is something theraupedic about fruit-picking that brings me happiness.
Our first stop after we landed in Hobart was to visit the Sorell Fruit Farm.
E: “Can we go to Tasmania in December?”
M: “Tasmania again? Why?”
E: “I want to see the lavenders…”
That’s how our conversation went right before I booked our third trip to Tasmania. Luckily, the moody Tasmanian weather brightened up just as we got to the Bridestowe Lavender Farm and blessed us with a whole afternoon of clear blue sky.
Bay of Fires is one of most photographed Tassie favourites. I had wanted to visit here for a long time. Finally, I set foot on this bed of bright red rocks on our third trip to Tasmania.
Read on for more photos and my tips on how to best enjoy the Bay of Fires.
The biggest highlight of our short weekend getaway Hobart trip was the Bruny Island.
Here are my tips for those planning a visit:
- Start your day early. The one-way driving distance from the Bruny Island ferry terminal to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse on the south end is 90 minutes.
- Do not miss a visit to the Get Shucked oyster farm and the Bruny Island Cheese Company.
- Wear comfortable shoes for the scenic walks/hiking trails.
- Make sure your hired car has the right insurance cover. There are gravel roads throughout the island.
- Leave plenty of time for your return ferry. If your car doesn’t fit on the last ferry back, you will have to stay for the night.
It’s interesting how most people (including myself) tend to have big dreams on overseas travel destinations, yet often don’t think about finding time for the beauty back home. Recently, I started this hobby of taking the Jetstar domestic flight promotions as my cue for taking mini-breaks within Australia – and so far it’s working really well. I’ve taken trips to Uluru, Launceston/Cradle Mountain, Hobart; and got Kangaroo Island lined up next!
Here’s my trip report on a weekend getaway in Hobart.
“Do we need to activate our roaming in Tasmania?” …I wouldn’t reveal the identity of the person that asked me this question. But I have to admit, going to Tasmania somewhat felt like going abroad for some Sydneysiders like us.
I’d heard so much about the beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness so I was quite excited about this trip. On the UNESC World Heritage listing, the whole of “Tasmanian Wilderness” is a cultural and natural site in its own right.