Winter, and it’s gorgeous snowy flakes, are gracing @tasmania this week (and some rather brutal winds, but hey, pros and cons for everything haha!).
I stopped by #Hobart’s docks after work today as the fresh white dusting of snow was glistening so beautifully on top of #mtwellington.
If you’re in Tassie over the next few days, it’ll be looking extra beautiful, with snow falling not only throughout the mountains, but down low into valleys too. But as with any interesting weather event, please just slow down, enjoy and stay safe.
#discovertasmania (at Hobart Waterfront)
Not a bad spot to sit and ponder life and maltesers, eh Matt? @itsworthashot.
The Remarkable Rocks, on #kangarooisland are exactly that - remarkable. And travelling with a person who likes to climb things when I say ‘don’t climb on that’ certainly helps put these remar… amazing.. rocks in perspective!
@sealinkki #sealinkki (at Remarkable Rocks)
One of #Hobart’s recent additions, the GASP! (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park) boardwalk is a great spot for a late afternoon stroll, with heaps of waterbirds and also not a bad spot to catch the sunset.
The walk connects through some of the cities northern riverside suburbs, and leads to @monamuseum and the Derwent Entertainment Centre and parklands.
#discovertasmania (at GASP)
Snowy foreground, sunset radiating off the clouds and river…much #mtwellington, again! Haha!
This is from last week, when I made the easy 25 minute drive from #Hobart to this spot to catch the last warm rays of the sun.
I’d be a completely bonkers if I was there right now…winds are thrashing across the mountain top at up to 137kmh! Eek!
Stay safe Tassie IG friends, it’s crazy wild out tonight.
#discovertasmania (at Mount Wellington)
Bruny Island, aka a piece of Tassie paradise is only a ten minute flight from the centre of Hobart. Tasmanian Air Adventures offer a chance to soak in Tasmania’s famed and diverse landscapes from above. Their Bruny Island tour lifts off from Hobart, taking in the sweeping views of the city and Mount Wellington, before turning south across the Tasman Peninsula to the southernmost point of the island state.
Towering dolerite sea cliffs rise sharply from the deep blue waters, broken up by gentle sandy beaches and vast expanses of untouched bushland. Look out for remarkable landmarks such as The Neck, the narrow isthmus that connects North and South Bruny Island (shown in bottom right picture) and a cluster of small islands known as The Friars, home to hundreds of Australian fur seals. Lucky adventurers are advised to keep an eye out for dolphins playing in the sheltered waters of D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the surrounds.
Tasmanian Air Adventures also offer an optional beach picnic on one of the many beautiful beaches in the area. Dine on Tasmanian wine, cheese and sweet treats in the midst of the island’s untouched surroundings.
Learn more about Tasmanian Air Adventures on their website.
Photo Credits: Published on Instagram by lovethywalrus
An incredible way to see Bruny Island from a different perspective
Launceston, @tasmania’s second oldest city and @australia’s third, is idyllically located 50km inland from Bass Strait at the confluence of two major Tasmanian rivers - the North Esk, and South Esk. Together they form the Tamar River.
The last stretch of the South Esk tumbles and crashes it’s way through a series of steep gorges and wide basins, ending here by the Gorge Cottage, and Kings Bridge (view from the bridge).
The 1890’s cottage was for the gatekeeper of the large reserve on the city’s edge, but now is used for visiting artists for an ongoing ‘Artist in Residence’ program run by the city council.
The other thing I love about Launceston, is the fog. Sitting in a valley, winters here are characterized by frosty, foggy mornings with crisp, clear blue skies.
@jayedevil and I had a wander by here after our delicious truffle breakfast @stillwater_tas, as this is just a few steps from the restaurant!
#discovertasmania (at Kings Bridge)
I love little touches like this!
At the Red Feather Inn, just outside Launceston in @northerntas, the love that’s gone into renovating this 1840’s coaching inn is evident - and in delightfully surprising places!
My accommodation with @jayedevil was the two-story Garden Suite (it has direct access to the beautiful gardens). The decor is modern yet filled with character and personality, and the two-person free-standing bath atop a raised sandstone platform was quite the indulgence.
But, it was the little touches that brought a smile to my face, like these little birdy statues on our windowsill, and the artwork scattered about the garden, ripe for a wander and exploration.
#discovertasmania (at Red Feather Inn Launceston, Tasmania)