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Tasmania coastline
My parents have been living in Hobart for the past 4 months, and so an essential part of my trip was to visit them. I've been receiving detailed reports of the beautiful sights and sounds of Tazzy for quite some time now, so I was excited to check it out for myself. So far, it hasn't dissapointed.

Photos include a trip up Mt. Wellington, towering above the city of Hobart. It also includes trips to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur, possibly the most infamous of the Australian convict prisons. Awesome fact about Port Arthur: It is located on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a tiny strip of land. They tied dozens of attack dogs to posts across this strip of land so if someone tried to escape, they would have to pass this "gauntlet" of dogs. They even tied dogs to rafts in the water on either side to stop them from swimming across. Crazy...

It looks like there are going to be a ridiculous amount of beach and cliff pictures on this trip. Ever inch of coastline I've seen in Tasmania has been perfect. The interior is a bit like the Okanogan, with big rolling hills and lots of farmland and wineries. All of this within an hour and a half of Hobart, which has a population of over 200,000.
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Tasmania coastline
Tasmania coastline
Tasmania coastline
Tasmania coastline
Waterfall bay
Waterfall bay
Tasmania coastline
Tasmania coastline
Cascade Brewery with Mt. Wellingto…
Cascade Brewery with Mt. Wellingt…
Mt. Wellington view looking south
Mt. Wellington view looking south
Mt. Wellington view with Tasman Br…
Mt. Wellington view with Tasman B…
Cliffs near Port Arthur.
Cliffs near Port Arthur.
Bad picture, but proof we saw a do…
Bad picture, but proof we saw a d…
And I thought Id gotten all the d…
And I thought I'd gotten all the …
Port Arthur
Port Arthur
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photo by: Sunflower300