We spent most of the last month in Tasmania and it was beautiful.
That’s both a reason for the recent gap in blog posts and a promise of what’s to come.
The plan is that this post will outline our trip and that subsequent posts will deal with particular places we visited, and that I will add links from this page to the new posts as I go.
That’s what I did with our Cobbold Gorge trip six months ago, and it seemed to work well then.
Our base in Hobart was a quarter of the way up Mt Wellington in South Hobart, just over the road from the Waterworks Reserve (we’ve stayed there before). Our trips (between half a day and four days) away from that base took us, in order, to –
- Tasman peninsula: Fortescue Bay – Cape Hauy walk
- Mt Field: Russell Falls – Lake Dobson
- Cygnet (a very brief visit)
- Launceston – Cradle Mountain – Zeehan – Strahan and Macquarie Harbour – Derwent Bridge
- Freycinet peninsula: Wineglass Bay – Moulting Lagoon – Friendly Beaches – Bicheno – Three Thumbs
- Tasman peninsula (again): Tasman Arch – Waterfall Bay
While in Hobart we walked the Pipeline Track from Fern Tree to the Waterworks Reserve, explored the reserve again, visited the top of Mt Wellington, and walked along the Linear Park which follows the Rivulet from the Cascades into the city centre. (Not all at once, of course, but in free days and hours between trips and social events.)
It was a lot of walking but the weather was kind to us, the wildflowers were gorgeous and we could happily have stayed twice as long.