Just got back from a wonderful annual family weekend trip with my husbands family to Tassie, exploring some of the amazing east coast this time round. Must say the weather was absolutely beautiful ,warm and sunny and the scenery was spectacular. Spent a few hours wandering the streets of Campbell Town, bricks in the pavement contain the names, crimes and punishments of many convicts which make for a very interesting history lesson before reaching Bicheno where we stayed for the two nights. I have been trying to improve my walking ability over the past few months and was stoked that I could achieve as much walking and hiking as I did with my trusty walking stick and a new foot drop brace. I did find myself having to rely on more pain meds than normal and my pace was slow, but came home feeling very satisfied at how many more of the activities I was able to participate in this time round. So the hard work paid off bigtime. Bicheno was lovely with the stunning coastline and we checked out the Blowhole and spent some time exploring the rocks. Apparently Bicheno enjoys one of the highest amounts of hours of sunshine per year in the world,and mildest of climates and the scenery is beautiful. Did the Wineglass Bay 4 hour lunch cruise that leaves from Coles Bay, heads out through Schouten Passage and around the Frecyinet Peninsula and even had a pod of dolphins escorting us some of the way . We anchored in Wineglass Bay for 40 mins to enjoy our bento box lunch which was delicious, the colour of the water there is amazing. Just a pity we couldnt go onshore. So glad I ticked that one off my bucket list. Its not cheap but definitely worth doing the cruise if you get the chance and we were especially lucky to have had such glorious weather especially considering the bad weather only the week before which saw the cruise fail to reach Wineglass Bay. Spent most of the cruise outside on the lower deck taking in the spectacular views of the coastline. Saw seals , dolpins ,albatross and sea eagles, but no whales spotted on the day. We all agreed that the cruise was the highlight of our trip. I only managed to get halfway up the hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout later that day before it got too steep for me to negotiate, but I was rapt that I made it that far . A lovely drive up the coast and then up and across the beautiful steep winding St Marys Pass where we stopped for lunch and then stopping to wander through the scenic historic town of Evandale with its beautiful heritage buildings before flying home from Launceston Now to get rid of the few extra kilos that Im sure went on from all the constant sampling of delicious food and wine over the weekend lol . Tassie is on the list again for next year so we are already working out what we want to do and see.
Post by bluedolphin on Apr 25, 2018 10:45:53 GMT 10
Glad you enjoyed our island convert, indeed it has much beauty. We are planning a small trip to the east coast this week end for a few days ourselves whilst waiting for the big move up north. Welcome to the forum by the way.
Absolutely beautiful! I should see if my better half would like to move....again. I know she loves the ocean and beaches, though we live in "horse country", many km from the ocean. The only thing she might gripe with is the abundance of wild life....In any case, congrats bluedolphin, wishes of health and happiness in the new home coming your way.
Only one or two there to pick from with huge drives between them
Going to have to set aside a school holidays during christmas and tour the southern island of down under
I think you will find the lack of camping spots on the south west of Tasmania is due to the fact there are no roads there, you need to walk in. The whole west coast is pretty unhabited bar a few mining towns. Great forests and untouched but not much if you need powered campsites with plumbed toilets. Still an equipped campsite is still no more than 2 or 3 hours drive.