It’s true what they say, Tassie has something for everyone and surprises around every corner. We visited the Salamanca markets on Hobart’s historic Salamanca place. The street was alive with the sound of buskers and vendors selling their wares, the cobblestones and salty air adding to an atmosphere reminiscent of the city’s maritime past.
With blues skies above (quite rare for Tasmania) we decided to drive to the summit of Mt. Wellington while we had the chance. It was cold up there but our spirits were warmed by spectacular views of the Derwent river and the city below. After lunch, we caught a ferry up river to The Museum of Old and New Art to see some wonderfully creative exhibits that ranged from quirky to spooky.
The following day we spent on the road seeing some of the natural and man-made wonders of the island. We started the day in Mt. Field National Park for a short walk through the rainforest to some beautiful waterfalls, and then ventured to the quaint and historic township of Richmond where we saw the oldest standing bridge in all of Australia! Ohhh, and cheese, beautiful cheese. Did we mention cheese? On our way home we stopped off at the Wicked Cheese Factory and spent some time sampling delicious local produce. We hardly had room left for dinner that night!
However, we boarded the ferry up to the interactive MONA museum which was unreal! So much to see and do! After our visit to the museum, we were treated to a dinner cruise along the Derwent. Views and food, we couldn’t go wrong!
We spent a day touring the historic town of Port Arthur where we learnt so much about our country’s past, checked out ruins which included a huge penitentiary, and the remaining shell of the convict church, which was built by inmates! There were so many historical sites, our day in Port Arthur was incredible!
Our trip to the Apple Isle was incredible and enjoyed by everyone. Our group were fantastic and got along really well and have since formed lasting friendships!