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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: 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…

Summit views from Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington looms big over Hobart. With 1271 meters above sea level, it is the distinctive, defining feature of the city. The foothills of Mount Wellington is what much of Hobart was built on. Today it is officially known as kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Tasmania has adopted, like New Zealand, a dual naming policy, hence recognizing Aboriginal names for Tasmanian…

Getting up on Table Mountain

You simply cannot visit Cape Town without getting on top of Table Mountain. When I first saw it, I was stunned. I had no idea how prominent and massive that mountain towers over the city. No wonder, it’s peak is 1086 meters up in the sky. And as the city is basically at sea level, it’s really impressive. So every…

Hiking up Lion’s head (half way)

The Lion’s head is one of the landmarks of Cape Town, besides the unavoidable Table Mountain. It’s also supposed to be a relatively easy hike, and again one of the things you just have to do when visiting Cape Town. While my friends went on to Sandy Bay beach for another day in the sun, I decided to walk up…