What an amazing few months travelling around our island state of Tasmania. It is certainly Australia’s best kept secret! ‘Discover Tasmania’ is the slogan and that is what you will do – discover places you had not heard about. You will learn about our rich convict history, swim in beautiful azure blue waters at stunning beaches and glorious lakes. You will take some short and long walks through … Continue reading Farwell Tasmania – A State of Discovery!
You can’t always have sunny days and wet weather can produce some stunning scenery! The rain began to set in whilst driving around the bottom half of the island to Cape Bruny and the lighthouse. Driving through South Bruny National Park was slow going on the unsealed road as the rain became heavier and harder to see. This was a surprise! Nestled just off the road is … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 3 – Here comes the Rain!
The bottom half of Bruny Island is quite different and this where most of the tourists visit. And this is the reason why! FOOD!!! Oysters, Cheeses, Breads!!! The Oysters are farmed just across the road from the restaurant! Famous Bruny Island Cheese. I found it a little expensive, yet you have some interesting flavours to choose from. The bread is baked on the premises, good … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 2 The Food!!!
There is much to see and do on Tasmania’s Bruny Island! So I saved these posts for the last on my Tasmanian trip. A short 30 minute drive from Hobart to Kettering, take the 30 minute ferry and you are on Bruny Island! Driving north to Dennes Point you get to see some stunning rural scenery. The Island is kind of broken up in two parts with … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 1 – Rural and Beaches!
This easy short walk is a must from the ’60 short walks’ booklet. The moment you begin the walk, your heart slows, it feels like you have been taken back in time. The start of the controversial Franklin River and remnants of prior logging. Continue reading Franklin River Walk – Tasmania
Another beautiful waterfall and easy walk to Nelson Falls. They have fabulous interactive signs to take your mind space – a ‘Step Back in Time’. Long thin trees try to reach the canopy for light. These four trees grew up beside each other. Continue reading Nelson Falls – Take a walk back in time.
What can you say about Lake Pedder? Just go and embrace this glorious place! I had wanted to visit Strathgordon, yet with the bushfires, the road was closed. Taking a left turn at the junction to Lake Pedder with 30 odd kms of unsealed road which was very well graded and flat. Ahhh I counted many aviaries along this road, with the pristine conditions and its isolation I … Continue reading Luscious Lake Pedder – Tasmania