Finally, I’ve a chance to share about the beauty of tassie, also known as the Apple Isle. With its natural beauty and spectacular views, tassie is the place to be for all you nature lovers out there. As a kid, I spent 2 years in Mauritius when my dad was transferred there to work. It was there that I discovered a passion for outdoor activities and an appreciation of God’s awesome creation. Mauritius brought with it many happy and unforgettable memories to me and I’ve never been able to find a place that matches it beauty – not until coming to tassie. Many people think tassie is a boring place and is only for retirees. To a certain extent I have to agree with that. But behind this boring facade, there are many undiscovered wonders and beauty.
I’ve been here 5 years and there are still so many places I’ve never been to and want to go. If you are into shopping and eating then tassie is not the place to go; but if you are not, then take at least 10 days to discover the wonders of this hidden beauty. Just surrounding Hobart – the capital of tassie, take a day to visit the Port Arthur peninsular, grab some oysters at Barilla Bay, enjoy a glass of wine and even dine in at the wineries in Coal Valley and if it’s winter, visit Mount Field National Park for the spectacular Russell Falls and tumble around in the snow up at Lake Dobson; moving down south, make a day trip to Bruny Island, visit the apple farms around Huon Valley, trek through Tahune Airwalk, go caving at Hastings Cave, grab a bite at the Pancake Train in Margate; as you drive up to the midlands, visit Cradle Mountain – one of tassie’s most talkabout and famous destinations, go to King Solomon and Marakoopa Caves at Mole Creek, visit Liffey Falls for a cool splash, for the big kids out there Tasmazia is worth a visit for its many mazes and unique “town”; now moving on to Launceston the second biggest town in tassie: personally, the only place in launnie I’ve visited is The Cataract Gorge – bring a picnic along with you and enjoy it in the park, walk along the bridge for some great views or go for a dip in the pool – this place is a great place to be if you want to spent an afternoon just lazing away; if you are here in December, take a drive from launnie to the lavendar farm in Scottsdale or if you are here late September, the tulip festival up at Wynyard is where you want to be; as for the East Coast, don’t forget to grab my favourite wood fired pizza at Orford, spent a day exploring Maria Island, grab home made berry ice creams, jams, sauces, liquer, scones and waffles at Kate’s Berry Farm and don’t forget to go to Coles Bay and Freycinet for one of the greatest beauty in the world – Wineglass Bay, walk barefooted along Friendly Beaches, go kayaking and hiking in Freycinet National Park etc.; moving upwards along the east coast, drop by Bicheno for some great surfs and for its blow hole, St Helens for a quiet getaway, Binalong Bay for its beautiful sunset, St Columba Falls for its spectacular beauty and not to forget Bay of Fires for its piercing blue water, red rocks and white sand beaches.There is simply too much to share about this diamond that’s hidden south of Australia.
There are just so many places I’ve yet to go such as Strahan, Walls of Jerusalem, Flinders Island, Maria Island etc. etc. My aim is to one day be able to tick all the boxes in the short and long walks guide provided in the Info Tasmania guide :) .
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