Tasmania Get-away

July 2019

We arrived in Hobart early morning. We decided to hire a car and we drove around the city as we weren’t sure if we were able to check-in that early. After brunch, we tried our luck, and yey! to Wrest Point as they let us check in early.

We had a short rest and we headed up to Mr. Wellington. Unfortunately, due to snowing, parts of the road going up there were closed. We just walked around the nearby trails. We then drove down and looked for a place to eat dinner and found a seafood restaurant near the pier. Oysters were yummy but expensive.

20190719_120328_HDRThe next day, we took the ferry to Bruny Island. The island was full of nice views and viewpoints. My favorite, of course, was the lighthouse as it was serene up there.  They also have an oyster restaurant there which unfortunately we couldn’t visit. I checked their website and found out that their prices were a lot cheaper than anywhere in the mainland, even cheaper than the one in Salamanca Market.

 

The next day, we went to Salamanca Market. It was an open market by the pier which only operates every Saturday. There were a lot of food, music, and crafts. It was an interesting walk. We then drove to Launceston passing via Mount Fields.

DSCN3268There were innumerable trails to choose from in Mt. Fields with different levels of difficulty. Of course, we, for now, chose the easy trail, which was a trail that would pass through their 3 rich and beautiful waterfalls. They were stunning. Trails were also very easy to navigate. Next time, we promise to ourselves that we would try other trails. Hopefully, the one with snow.

Russell Falls

Horseshoe Falls

Lady Barron’s Falls

 

Driving to Launceston from there was a long and vertigo-eliciting process. After their amazing sunset, the road was very dark and windy. We could see a lot of dead animals on the streets because of this. There were very little possible stops for toilet or food along the way. So, fill up your fuel and empty your bladders before driving from Mount Fields to Launceston.

We then reached the city and headed for a nice meal by the pier, again. I wanted oysters again but it was just too pricey for me, so I had to control my urges.

The next day, T’s friend pick us up to show us the majestic Cataract Gorge. T was already complaining because there were more trails up there. I particularly liked the vastness and quietness of the place. We then went to a pub to watch their team play, then dinner. Our last activity was to visit a church for a short prayer.20190721_120453_HDR

I was happy and content.

About Miss_Pia

Neurotic Health-care Professional who enjoys sleeping, running, reading, introspecting, pole art and exploring new things and sometimes, places!
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