Tag: walk

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.…

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…