I mentioned it here, here, here and here that as part of our 30th wedding anniversary celebrations (I was obviously a child bride), the tennis player and myself are treating ourselves to a 13 day driving trip around Tasmania in late April / early May.
We’ve put our itinerary together, flights, car and accommodation have been booked and we’ve even booked ourselves in to a couple of tours.
I promised my newsletter subscribers that I’d post soon on where and what we plan to do when we are over in Tasmania! This post is delivering on that promise! By the way – if you don’t receive my fortnightly newsletter and would like to – just pop your first name and email address over there in the newsletter box in the right hand column and then hit ‘subscribe’. I have big plans for my subscribers – regular free gifts because I appreciate you all so much!
We’ll be arriving in Hobart. While we’re there we plan to look around the city of Hobart (no kidding!!), visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Constitutional Dock, visit MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), drive to Mount Wellington, Battery Point, Mount Nelson and check out around Sandy Bay. We will also be spending a morning at the Salamanca Markets!
We’ll be spending a night at Richmond. It’s only a hop, step and a jump from Hobart, but as Tasmania’s most historical town, I have been super keen to visit Richmond to see the beautiful historic buildings and the oldest bridge still in use in Australia – Richmond Bridge (pictured below). I think my camera will be getting a work out at this place!
We’ll be visiting Port Arthur – a small town and former convict settlement. Sadly, it is also known for the dreadful massacre that took place there in 1996 where many innocent people lost their lives. Let’s focus though on the beauty of the place as you can see below!
While we’re in the Port Arthur area, we’ll be also checking out the Tasman Arch and Blow Hole – just two of the many unusual geological formations that can be found in the Tasman National Park.
We’ll be exploring and staying a night at Bicheno and doing a Penguin Tour.
We’ll be exploring Freycinet National Park – including Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay and will be staying a night at St Mary’s. OMG – this area looks so beautiful. I hope we can see as much as possible in the time we are there. Must remember to keep the camera’s battery charged up and take along spare memory cards because I will be in photographer heaven!
We’ll be visiting and staying a night in Launceston, exploring the Bay of Fires, Cataract Gauge and driving through the Tamar Valley.
We’ll be exploring Burnie and Penguin and will spend a night in Stanley. We’ll be off to explore Cradle Mountain and spending a night there.
We’ll be spending a night in Strahan and are booked to go on a Gordon River Cruise. Looking forward to this one and it includes lunch too!
We’ll then be driving back to Hobart exploring places along the way, including: Lake St Clair, Mt Field National Park, and New Norfolk!
One more night in Hobart and then we’ll be flying back to Brisbane the next day. An action packed and exciting 13 days!
Below is a collage providing a little preview of some of the places we will be staying at while we are away. So exciting – cannot wait!
Have you been to Tassie? Anything else you recommend we see or do while we’re there? Not sure that we can fit much more in but if there is a cafe or special spot somewhere that we are going that you think we should see then I am all ears!
Ciao for now,
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[This post is linked up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT]