Had a fantastic getaway recently to Tassie
With only a week annual leave from work we flew into Hobart (Virgin Airlines) and hired a car from RedSpot Car hire (no hassles)
Such a beautiful morning drove to Mt Wellington to soak in the magnificent scenery and then decided to explore the Salamanca Market. Had a great meal at the Bull & Chain Grill – enjoyed the local produce & wine. Strolled around the marine, so relaxing, peaceful.
Drove to Port Arthur. Had a fantastic tour guide – she really knew her history. The tour also included a cruise on the bay. Did some research and discovered a couple of relatives. Boy, did they endure some harsh punishment for what now is a minor crime (stealing a horse!). Drove to Richmond and explored the quaint woodwork / antique shops. Spent the night at Swansea
Travelled about 50 kms to Freycinet National Park for a morning walk before heading to Cradle Mountain. We had regular breaks as we drove through the small country towns. The folk at Chudleigh offered some friendly tourist advice over a local coffee. Arrived at the Discovery Caravan Park (Cradle Mountain). A well kept park. Ended the day with a stroll around Dove Lake.
Tackled the walk from Ronny Creek to the Cradle Mountain Summit. The last part of the climb was challenging over huge boulders and facing a cold wind. Met many interesting people along the way. 6 hour return.
Drove to Launceston with a morning coffee at Sheffeld. Checked into the Hotel Charles in Launceston. Well looked after. Very central. Explored the shopping prescient before walking to the Cataract George. Nice sunny day.
Picked up at 8.30 for an Extreme Mountain bike adventure with Vertigo MTB. Rode the Blue Tier Descent. Very challenging but a beautiful part of the world … east of Launceston with great tour guides who really knew their stuff.
What a week it had been … so much to do surrounded by beautiful scenery … so many more places to go.
I’ll definitely be back. Loved the Tassie Experience.
It really does recharge the batteries.