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!
When you are on the road you meet and chat to many helpful people. The beachside town of Marrawah on Tasmania’s north west coast was not on my list, yet it had been recommended by many. A large flock of birds and a rock circle. I had a ‘thing’ about the thick strong Bull Kelp which grows freely in Tasmania! Continue reading Back tracking up the coast to Marrawah!
Originally I had wanted to take the road to Arthur River via Corinna. With Tasmania’s bush fires this year, it was not possible. So you take a right hand turn towards Stanley and follow the coast on the Bass Highway. Through timber country and a short stop at Sawyer Bayseeing 100 seagulls standing on a beach, (yep I counted them!) I slowly approached to take shot … Continue reading Detour to the North – Fly little Seagulls, Fly!
Nature provides us with an ever ending display of delights for our eyes to feast upon. Gorgeous tessellated patterns have formed in the rocks over time by salt crystals providing interesting rock pools. Rock Pools… Continue reading Eaglehawk Neck – Tressellated Pavement