Tasmanien, Australien

Roadtrip: Tasmania Part 2

Recently, me and a friend flew over to Tasmania and rented a car for a week.
Are you all catched up? Here is part 1 of my Tasmania adventure.
Okay, so this is where we left off.

We stayed the night in Swansea and woke up early, ate breakfast and made our way up the east coast. We had a lot of driving to do that day, so we wanted to start the day earlier than usual. Our plan for the day was the Bay of Fires and to drive up to Launceston after that, where we would stay the night.
We drove up to Binalong and looked for the Bay of Fires. We took a rest at a small bay at Binalong Bay that looked like part of the bay of fires to us. We took a lot of photos and ate our lunch while dipping our feet in the cold water.

After that we made our way to Binalong Bay. We were hesitant to go, because we saw so many beaches until then and were unsure if we needed to go to this one. It was a good decision to go to the beach, I tell you.
The weather was really good that day, sometimes cloudy but mostly sunny and really warm. Binalong Bay is absolutely stunning. It turned out to be the highlight of the whole trip.


We took our first and only dip in the ocean at Binalong Bay over that whole week. The sand was white and the water was blue and cristal clear. I felt like I was on the Maledives. It was seriously so nice.
The water was a bit too cold, so we didn't spend too much time in the water. Soon, we walked back to our towels to dry off and enjoy the sun. We ended up staying 3 hours, sleeping on the beach and looking up our destinations.
Once we were back at the car, relaxed and with a slight sun burn, we made our detour to another Bay of Fires spot along the Binalong Bay. Took a couple of really cool photos there and then made our way up to Launceston for the night. 





Once we arrived in Launceston, we made our way into the city to find something to eat, which turned out to be quite hard on easter. We ended up at KFC, because pretty much all restaurants were closed.
That night we had a room to ourselves (instead of having a dorm room) and stayed up late, laying in our bunk beds and watching videos of german comedians while laughing hysterically. 
The next morning we made a spontaneous decision to stay in Launceston for another night. With now another spare day to explore Launceston, we walked to Cateract Gorge and had a small walk around there and even bought tickets for the chairlift.
After that, we drove to Ashgrove Cheese, House of Anvers (Chocolate museum) and had our lunch/dinner at Christmas Hills Berry Farm. We both had a Raspberry Latte and Waffles.
The next day we drove to Trowunna Wildlife Park in Mole Creek. We saw pictures on Instagram of people cuddling a wombat there and wanted to do that too. 
Trowunna is a fairly small park with not a lot going on. They have wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, tasmanian devils, wombats and a few more animals. If you think about visiting, make sure to wait for their guided tours. You get to pet wombats and tasmanian devils. 
We didn't get to cuddle a wombat but who can say they pet kangaroos, tasmanian devils and wombats?












After that we drove to Cradle Mountain National Park. We drove with a shuttle bus up to Dove Lake and walked to the Wombat Pool and then down to Ronny Creek. It's really nice to walk around there. The walk wasn't too long or advanced so it felt like taking a stroll.





It was pretty late when we got back to our car and we had to drive all the way down to Hobart that night. We arrived at Hobart quite late and I fell asleep right away.
The next morning we decided to spend a relaxed day in Hobart. We drove to Salamanca and walked into the city, browsing the shops. We ended up at Ghanda, which is a really nice clothing store, and spend a long time looking around and trying clothes on. I ended up buying two sweaters and a dress.
After a quick lunch we drove up to the Mt Wellington Lookout, where you can look over Hobart. The view was absolutely breathtaking. We did stay quite a long time there even though it was windy and really, really cold.


After that we went to the Hobart Botanical Gardens, which was a bit of a let down. The Botanical Gardens in Melbourne are a lot nicer. We found a spot on the grass where we layed down and rested for a bit. We had the wonderful view of the highway, but that didn't bother us too much. 
When it got a bit late we drove back into the city and went to eat Fish & Chips at the Harbour.
On our last proper day in Tasmania (our flight the next day had us driving to the airport at 7am) we decided to check out Bruny Island. 
We drove to the Harbour, where the ferry is and waited for an hour to go onto it. Most of that was spend in the car singing to the songs on the radio. We discovered a radio station that played RnB and Hip Hop (it was RnB Friday) and we loved every second of it. 
Once on Bruny Island we drove to Adventure Bay. It was really nice and I bet if the weather would have been nice, it would have been absolutely stunning. 
We drove to Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Cloudy Bay but the highlight was The Neck lookout. We took a rest up there, just taking a breath and thinking about what we've seen in the last week. 







Once back at the car we really needed to eat something. We didn't eat much that day and it was getting to 4pm. Every restaurant on Bruny Island was closing by that time, so we took the ferry back to Hobart. 
On the ferry, we stayed in the car and sang loudly to High School Musical songs for no reason apart from that it was our childhood.
At the end we ate Pizza in the Cargo Bar at Salamanca and felt really, really underdressed. Everyone around us was dressed smart and then there was us. We didn't want to go back to the Hostel and change clothes and that is how we ended up feeling really awkward.
After that we just took another stroll through the steets of Hobart, mind of like to say goodbye to this adventure we had. It was the nicest time and I am incredibly thankful to have found someone to share it with and of course to have a host family who is okay with me dissapearing for a week.
If you are ever in Australia, I would recommend you give Tasmania a shot. I feel like a lot of people forget about this beautiful island.
Until next time,
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  1. Wow Tasmania look's beautiful!! I haven't been there but I have to say my favourite place to visit in australia was adelaide!! Great post xxx

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    1. It was stunning. We were pretty lucky with the weather as well. I wasn't planning on going to Adelaide but now I have to reconsider :)

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  2. Okay, travelbug bite me. Tasmania looks stunning, oh wonderful!

    <3: Jasmin N
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    1. If you ever plan on going to Australia, Tasmania should definitely be on your list. It was an amazing week.

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  3. First of all, your pictures are absolutely stunning!! I would definitely say that making it to Binalong Bay was a good choice. You don't see beaches like that in Florida. Cute animals, and I definitely want to go to Australia now...thanks a lot. lol ;)

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    1. Thank you so much :) It's always the things you don't plan or you're not sure of that end up being the highlight of a trip.

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    1. Those photos really doesn't do it any justice.

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  5. I want to go to Tasmania very much! Your photos are great, especially from Mt. Wellington Lookout. And the waffle looks delish. But mostly I want to hug a Tasmanian Devil. I think they're so cute.

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    1. Definitely put it on your bucket list. It was amazing. The devils are so soft but my favorite was the wombat.

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  6. Just beautiful photos!! I now feel like I need a vacation. Such a great place to visit.

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  7. :O Right, I'm packing my bags right now!
    I mean I have no money to pay for it, but hey, who cares, right?! Look at that!
    AMAZING pictures!

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    1. Haha! Just go with it. Who cares if you're broke?! You will just have to sleep at the beach.

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  8. This is so beautiful! I would love to go there sometime - looks amazing! :)

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    1. It really was. I feel like many people forget that Tasmania exists and is part of Australia. I haven't heard many people talk about it.

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  9. Wow, your images are beautiful! Binalong Bay looks absolutely stunning and those waffles are making me drool. Thanks for sharing :)

    Rosie | www.rosieromance.com

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    1. Thank you so much :) The waffles were amazing.

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  10. These images are gorgeous! I've just fell in love with that place!
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

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    1. Thank you so much :) And you're welcome haha

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  11. Such stunning place Tasmania is! You really captured it through these pictures!
    Would love to see that part of the world as well!

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    1. Thank you :) Australia and Tasmania in particular is absolutely beautiful

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  12. Beautiful photos. The beaches there are calling my name

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  13. The landscapes are amazing and the animals are so freaking adorable! <3

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    1. I agree. Tasmania really is stunning and so are the animals

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  14. What beautiful pictures! Looks like an amazing trip!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I had the time of my life :)

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  15. I can't believe places like that exist I swear ! I mean look at these picture !It maked me want to travel so bad you're so lucky

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    1. Sometimes I don't appreciate all of this enough and then think back to it and feel so bad about it. I have a once in a lifetime opportunity right here, yet sometimes I just want to fly back home immediatly. Looking back at these pictures made me realize how lucky I am to be here.

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