Hi all! I am finally back with another Tasmania series. Today I shall be sharing the sights of Tassie. Just a disclaimer, I did not visit quite a bit of sight in Tassie, thus I would recommend those that I have seen and thoroughly enjoyed. Therefore without further ado, let’s begin!
Tasmania is naturally beautiful, thus the saying ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ is made literal there; as I have been living in a city, with skyscrapers everywhere, basically a concrete jungle. Therefore when there are wildflowers blooming on the side of the road that captivated my whole family. A little input from this was making my family and I appreciating the wildflowers and blue sky that was in Tassie, it made the trip so much more eyecatching.
One animal in particular is a must-see in Tasmania, and that is the Tasmanian Devil. It does not look like a devil, in fact, it looked like an absolute sweetheart; until it starts fighting for food or fighting in general. It squeaks sharply and loudly, thus rather unpleasant to the ear, however it is such a sight to see them running around in action. Hence visiting a wildlife park is highly recommended for families or travellers in Tassie. You get to be up close and personal to all kinds of wildlife in Australia. You get to feed kangaroos, pet wombats and many many other animals. The animals are well-behaved, kind and adorable, so please a wildlife park in Tasmania, you would have absolute fun!
We visited the Trowunna Wildlife Park in Launceston, just a short 30 to 40 minutes drive from the city.
Next on list of things to see is the lavender field, though check the season that you are visiting as the flowers bloom mostly during summer and that is when you get the best view of the field. We visited Bridestowe Lavender Estate, with lavender blooming all around us which was a field of purple, extremely gorgeous. And after touring the field, you could relax by enjoying a creamy and rich lavender ice-cream. It was the best lavender ice-cream I eaten in all my life. Therefore visit a lavender field when it is in season, take all the pretty pictures you can and eat sweet flavourful ice-cream!
If you do not mind doing a hike to a good view, Wineglass Bay is a must. The hike up to the lookout was not too long, however you need good walking shoes and water. Therefore do visit well-prepared. But after a tiring hike, you would be greeted by a breathtaking view of the coast, with dark turquoise blue colour. Pose for some pictures up there and make memories. Oh! Also, you need to purchase a National park pass to park there, get the vehicle pass of up to 8 people and valid for 2 months.
Another cool place you should check out are vineyards and there is one in particular that my family and I love. It is Josef Chromy Wine. They serve a variety of wine and there is a chic restaurant to enjoy your meal and wine together. The food served was spectacular with an amazing view of the vineyard. All in all, we had a grand time there, sipping wine and devouring delicious food. You should check it out if you are into wine and food.
The following 2 places are not sites that are high on my list, however do check them out if you are passing by. Do not get me wrong, they are beautiful places with a lovely view, however it was out of the way of the journey for me. Nonetheless, it was still an adventure that you should check it out.
First place, Bays of Fire. It is quite magnificent to ponder how the red/orange colour was stained on the rocks and boulders. It is a natural beauty, great for sunset/sunrises postcard pictures. Climb on the rocks to get a calming view of the sea, I reckon it might be a good place for meditation or reading!
Lastly, it is Cataract Gorge in Launceston. Do check the gorge out if you are in Launceston, take a walk around the area or do a hike. A brilliant place for a workout or a picnic. Take the chairlift uphill to get a panoramic view of Launceston City. Do bare in mind to wear comfortable walking shoes and water to hydrate yourself as well while hiking or taking a stroll in the park.
Well that is it for today’s post. There are so much more to see and experience in Tassie, however time there was limited, thus I only shared my highlights of the trip with you. I cannot emphasize this enough, however I would strongly recommend you to visit Tasmania just once in your lifetime. It is utmost gorgeous and my photos do not do its beauty justice and you would have to check it out yourself.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post as much as I had for writing and till the next time, See you!
Trowunna Wildlife Park– 1892 Mole Creek Road, Mole Creek Tasmania 7304, Open from 9am to 5pm daily.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate– 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla Tasmania Australia 7260
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