Day 8 and we sadly had to leave our gorgeous B&B in Launceston and start heading to Stanley where we would be spending the night.
We stopped briefly at Deloraine to pick up a morning coffee and as we pulled up in the main street my breath was taken away by the trees that lined the street. So as I stood outside the car, I took this one photograph – of the trees of course! They looked so beautiful! Am I the only autumn leaves and tree nut around?
Deloraine is a gorgeous riverside town with a historic streetscape classified by the National Trust. It’s set in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers mountain range, with a population of around 2,000 which swells by approximately another 30,000 when Australia’s biggest working craft fair comes to town every November. Outside of festival time, arts and crafts still dominate with the town’s many local galleries, craft shops and antique stores.
After coffee we set off again and eventually arrived at Devonport where we decided to stop for morning tea. We had a quick look around and I took a little time to snap some photographs of the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ and a couple around the city streets.
Devonport is a coastal city of 25,000 people situated in the centre of Tasmania’s North Coast. With a modern airport and the Bass Strait ferry terminal linking the city to Melbourne, Devonport is an arrival point for a large number of visitors to Tasmania each year.
The next Tassie Trip post will be photographs taken at the gorgeous little seaside town of Penguin, another stop we made on the way to Stanley.
Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far: Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls, Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston and Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge!
Ciao for now,