Tasmania was the choice for our holiday in 2015. We decided to go for eight days and stick to the East Coast and Hobart area. While I know we could have done so much more we wanted the down time to relax while away. Below is a brief overview of our trip.
We flew into Hobart and once the hire car was collected and the hotel found we set out to explore. We walked around the city, along the waterfront and places like Franklin Square before getting some supplies and dinner.
Today we did a day trip to Port Arthur and stopped at Federation Chocolate Factory on the way. We spent the majority of the day at Port Arthur and I highly recommend it.
We left Hobart and headed up the East Coast. Our first stop was to eat some delicious food at Kate’s Berry Farm before heading into Freycinet National Park to see the famous Wineglass Bay. We did the 45 minute hike up to the main viewing point before hiking down onto the beach itself, resting before hiking back. A bit of a work out but worth it. From there we drove up to Bicheno to spend the night.
We left Bicheno and headed up to see the Bay of Fires. You can climb over these beautiful rocks and relax at Binalong Bay. We had a late lunch at St Helens before heading back to Bicheno where we went on a guided penguin tour that night.
We had a look at the Bicheno Blowhole before travelling back down to Hobart. We took our time making lots of little stops on the way.
We went to explore Mt Field National Park. We did an approx three hour hike which included three different waterfalls and a lot of very tall trees. At the end we were very lucky to spot an echidna wondering along the side of the path. We did a little shopping once back in Hobart.
We spent the day in Hobart, first at the Salamanca Markets and then at the Lark Distillery for whiskey tasting. Late afternoon we set out on a walk from Salamanca Place through to Battery Point. We had collected a brochure which saw us finding “numbers” and then reading about what each one meant to the history of Hobart – you can find these brochures for free at the visitor centre. We finished the night with drinks at Cider House.
We had great weather on our last day which was perfect as we were outside at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. This place is great and your money goes towards running the place and helping rescue injured wildlife. After here we headed to MONA for a couple of hours before heading to the airport.
We had a great time in Tasmania and one day I would love to return and explore the other parts of this state.
If you have been anywhere in Tasmania please let me know your favourite places.