When planning our trip to Tasmania we knew one thing for sure: we take the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania. We love to sail because it means slow travel and it’s also the best option for us as we travel with our camper. But even travelers without a vehicle should think about sailing instead of flying. Why? It’s more fun, it’s adventurous and it’s such a great feeling when the ship is leaving port and you see the skyline of Melbourne slowly disappear at the horizon. Continue reading
Our 5 reasons to Love Australia
Ten months ago we left Australia. It’s crazy but there is not a single day we do not think back to our road trip. Yes, we admit it. We love Australia. We could write a book about that amazing country. Today we tell you our 5 reasons to love Australia. Continue reading
10 Things to do in Tasmania
Tasmania, or Tassie, how the locals call it, is a beautiful place. The landscape is very diverse and in a few hours, you can experience completely different environments. In the morning, you can have a stroll along a white sandy beach and go for a swim in the sea (if you do not mind the cool water), for lunch, you stop in the rainforest, and in the afternoon, you can go for a hike and climb one of the peaks in an alpine environment. We have spent six weeks in Tasmania and have seen many beautiful places. In this blog post we share our selection of 10 Things to do in Tasmania.
Hiking in Tasmania up from the Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park
Tasmania is a wonderful place. For visitors attracted to the outdoors, especially bushwalkers and hikers, Tasmania is the ultimate destination in Australia. Over 2000 Kilometres of walking tracks are covering a very diverse and beautiful landscape. You can chose from a huge variety of tracks covering everything from 8 minutes or 8 hours to 8 days. The beautiful landscape, abundant wildlife, the mountains, beaches and the many National Parks are the perfect ingredients for people who like to go hiking and enjoy mother nature. So if you have planned to visit Tasmania, don’t forget to bring your hiking boots, a daypack with some snacks and a camera with enough memory.
Fresh Fruit Market at Salamanca Market in Hobart
We love to explore markets in foreign countries. It’s the best way to find out what kind of local products are available. In Hobart every Saturday morning the Salamanca Market is held at the Salamanca Place. It is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania and it can be very busy between 8.30am and 3.00pm. Especially during the summer month the market is very popular. Read on to find out why you should not miss it when you visit Hobart. Continue reading
Hiking in the Cradle Mountain National Park
The Cradle Mountain national park is well known for its beauty. The breathtaking landscape with the walking tracks, that lead you to different mountain lakes, lookouts with stunning vistas and some demanding summits. But there is also a beast living in the Cradle Mountain national park. It’s called the weather and it can be very nasty and dangerous. We have experienced both while hiking in the Cradle Mountain National Park. The beauty and the beast.