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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: 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: 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…

Tasmania Road Trip: on our way to Bicheno

After two days in Sydney, and two in Hobart, here we go… we’re finally off on our road trip through Tasmania, along its eastern shores. Day one sees us driving up to Bicheno by the bay, some 180 kilometers that could be done in about two and a half hours. Of course, we took longer, stoping here, and there, and…

Beach walk: Waverley to Bondi

The heat called for a remedy: we took the tube ans bus and headed to the coast. First stop: the beautiful, eerie, silent Waverley Cemetery. Waverley cemetery sits on top of the cliffs at Bronte, a suburb of Sydney on the seaside. It opened in 1877, and looks out over the Tasman Sea. It is full of beautiful Victorian statues and…

Sandy Bay beach

It’s a hidden gem some 20 kilometers south of Cape Town, my favorite beach on the cape: Sandy Bay beach. Unlike the other main beaches such as Clifton or Camps Bay, you have to know this one and look for it. Getting there Driving down the winding M6 towards Hout Bay, you’ll have a great view on the Twelve Apostles,…

Melbourne Bike Ride

My friend Artur loves his bike rides around Melbourne. He’s also a great tour guide, having done city tours for tourists. The combination is therefore irresistible. And as I got my old bike from Colin again for the three weeks in Melbourne, we decided to use Good Friday for an early bike tour around Melbourne. It started at 9 a.m.…