Tasmania and then back to Bundanoon
Tasmania Travel Blog› entry 7 of 7 › view all entries
May 16th, 2009 – by: siobhanmccomb
The next day was another short drive with another long detour that was once again very worthwhile. On the way to Hobart I headed out to wineglass bay which was every bit as beautiful as the photos that I had seen of it. Arriving in Hobart I found a city that I could live in if I were to move to Australia (don't worry that is not in the plans). The harbour is gorgeous and you can by seafood from floating restaurants. There are a lot of beautiful sandstone buildings and great pubs. It was only a short trip out to Port Arthur for the day. This is an old penal colony which has been very well preserved. The site is excellent and very informative. This was the first day in a while that I hadn't climbed anything so the next day it was off to Mt. Fields Park. The waterfalls, tall trees and the wildlife were all great but they could not complete with the clinometer.
The time in Tasmania was winding down and there was only time for one last stop. It was off to Cradle Mountain. Our first sighting of wildlife was 2m long tiger snake (4th most venomous snake in the world) which was sunning itself on the side of the road and we were fortunately in the car. We also saw wallabies, wombats, possums, an echidna and a Tasmanian Devil. The hiking at Cradle Mountain was great.
I had the day to kill before catching the night ferry. I went to the tourist information in Devonport and the woman recomended that I head to Sheffield.
It was a truly amazing trip and it is now time to start planning the next one. Don't worry I am still enjoying the time in between the big trips.
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