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Fitzroy melange

The smallest postcode in Australia. 3065 Fitzroy. Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne. My favorite. 100ha. Just over 10.000 people. And more bars and restaurants that you can imagine. And more street art. Since living there for 10 weeks in 2014/15, I’ve been back every year. And so, logically, it was top of our list on our first day in…

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: 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…

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…

Hobart city walk

I like Hobart. The small city on the edge of Tasmania, is the state capital and also its most populous city. With a population of 221,000 nearly half of all Tasmanians live here. Founded in 1804 by Colonel David Collins, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. It was founded as a penal settlement of Australia, itself a penal colony.…