Month: May 2017

6-day itinerary of our Tasmanian Road Trip

Tasmania is so diverse, it was hard to make a choice on how to spend our six days at the very far end of Australia. If you’re into hiking, and big empty nature, you’ll probably visit the Western parts of the island with all its national parks, mountains and lakes. We opted for a drive along the Eastern coastline. And…

Tasmania Road Trip: Launceston architecture walk

On our last day in Tasmania, we simply explored Launceston. The weather was nice ans we walked through the city centre, zig-zagging back and forth. It turned out to become an architecture tour. Here is a bit of the back story: The area was settled by Europeans in 1806, which makes Launceston one of Australia’s oldest cities. Hence it is…

Tasmania Road Trip: St. Helens and Binalong Bay

The weather was fantastic on the second day in St. Helens, and so we drove over to Binalong Bay one more time and strolled around the beach again. We found a little cove where people were swimming, fishing and kayaking, and we hung out a little, jumping over the orange rocks. I talked a little bit on an elderly lady. She…

Tasmania Road Trip: visiting the Bay of fires

It surely was one of the highlights of this trip so far: the Bay of fires. The Bay of Fires, whose indigenous name is larapuna, was named in 1773 by Captain Furneaux who saw fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches. However, I have the feeling that the Bay merits its name even without any actual fires. All along the…

Tasmania Road Trip: Bicheno to St. Helens

After the amazing sunrise we experienced in Bicheno, we hit the road again. Today’s drive was a rather short one, only some 70 kilometers north along the Great Eastern Drive. As we had some time, we first stopped at the Scamander Conservation Area. Well, what made us stop there was the coffee truck conveniently placed on the road side. We…

Tasmania Road Trip: Bicheno sunrise

If I get up around 5 willingly, it has to be something special. I’m not a morning person. But the guidebooks and our hosts at the hotel said that the sunrise would be worth it. So we peeled ourselves out of the bed shortly past five, jumped in our clothes, got the cameras ready and walked the few meters down…

Tasmania Road Trip: sunset at Cape Tourville

And finally, after a long first day of our road trip through Tasmania that brought us from Hobart to Wineglass Bay, it was time for sunset! We made a little detour on our way home and drove to the lighthouse on Cape Tourville. By the time we arrived, we were the only visitors there. The sun was setting in our…

Tasmania Road Trip: Hiking to Wineglass Bay

After driving some 200 kilometers from Hobart on that day, and quickly checking into our cottage, we rushed out again to drive over to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet National Park The National Park, founded in 1916, occupies a large part of Freycinet Peninsula, which was named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet. He circumnavigated the earth, and in 1811 produced the first map…