Good morning all, Visual Collective is coming to you from Tasmania.
Let's just start by saying 10 days in Tasmania is nowhere near enough. While Tassie looks small on the map, there is just so much to see and do that you’ll be constantly stopping to check out the sites and eat all the incredible food.
Our trip started in Hobart, where we picked up our Hi-top camper van from Apollo and started an anti clockwise loop of the island beginning in one of my all time favourite locations in Tasmania- Binalong Bay. From there went on to Cradle Mountain for Wombat hangs and a few great walks the National Park has to offer. From here we drove 3 hours to Arthur River and the aptly named Edge Of The World on the rugged west coast of the island.
From the west we stayed a night up in Stanley to say g’day to the local penguin colony returning back from sea. We then made our way back down to Binalong Bay in the Bay Of Fires for a few days of sun and swimming. From Binalong we drove an hour south to Freycinet National Park via Bicheno to check out the blowhole, luckily the swell was up and the blowhole was doing its thing to our ( and the tourists' ) delight. At Freycinet we had great plans for a sunrise shoot atop of Mt Amos, but cyclonic winds and recent rain made us rethink our plans. Personally this has to be the best view of Wineglass Bay, but the walk can be dangerous after rain as a fair portion of the walk is over smooth granite and it becomes incredibly slippery… next time hopefully.
Leaving the stunning east coast we headed south to the Tasman Peninsula to visit some of the natural wonders such as the Tessellated Pavement, blow holes and sea caves.
From the Tasman Peninsula we made a dash to the Huon Valley for some cider tasting at Willie Smiths ( a must do ) and then a compulsory sunset at Mt Wellington. To our surprise, it had snowed the night before and there were still pockets of snow to be found all over the mountain... so snowball fights were a go.
Our last few days were spent in Hobart catching up with friends, eating and drinking our body weight in all the amazing food - plus a trip to the incredible MONA Museum.
I would like to say a huge thanks to Apollo Motorhomes for supplying us with a camper van for our trip and if you’re after great service and an awesome fleet of new vehicles only a few minutes from Hobart airport, they’re the ones to call.
Ph: 1800 777 779
Have a great day,
Lichen covered rocks of Binalong Bay and the Bay Of Fires.
Dove Lake at Sunrise
The friendly locals at Cradle Mountain
The wild west coast of Tasmania
Bicheno Blow Hole
The Hazards at sunrise
The Nut, Stanley
Remarkable Cave, Tasman Peninsular
The wonders of Mona Museum