Tasmania- #1

There is so much to see and do in Tasmania.  We were only there for two weeks and knew from the start we wouldn’t get to see and do everything we wanted.  We had a rough itinerary planned and all the accommodation booked.  We wanted to spend time in the city,  the amazing national parks and visit places of significant historical value.  I think we managed to achieve this along with eating some fabulous food along the way.

We started up in Launceston, which is the second biggest town in Tassie.  We arrived on the Sunday and it was so quiet.  A little how Brisbane used to be many years ago.  We stayed in an old building built in the late 1800’s.  We were in walking distance to the CBD as well as Cataract Gorge.  There is a fantastic walking track that went along the gorge it was beautiful during the day and stunning at night.

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Cataract Gorge at day

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Cataract gorge at night with a storm brewing

From Launceston we spent a day up in the Tamar Valley.  Such a pretty drive following the river.  We drove up as far north as we could and ate lunch at a beautiful little township on the beach.

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Looking out to a distant light house

We left Launceston and went through some pretty country heading east.  We stopped and went for our first bushwalk and found a lovely waterfall.20161122_101213.jpg

We stayed the night at Swansea in a fabulous B&B.  The weather had turned quite wet the next day so we decided to not stay too long and off we went.

Our next major place to visit was Port Arthur.  It was a place we both had always had on our Bucket list to see and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

Port Arthur needs its own blog post.  So that will be the next one.

I hope you have enjoyed the beginning of our look around Tasmania.

Enjoy

Annette

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