‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls…’ Said no one… ever.. while travelling Australia. During spring break I had the most stunning opportunity to visit Tasmania with two girls I had met on a surfing trip in Lorne.
The temperature in Tasmania is generally much cooler than the Australian mainland, with the island being exposed to the elements. We experience a wonderful four nights in central Hobart staying at a quirky, fun accommodation called the Pickled Frog, a bright green hub located close to the quiet, Tasmanian city life, port and famous salamanca markets. This was a amazing base to explore the mountains, ‘chase waterfalls,’ hike and immerse ourselves into the Tasmanian local culture.
Hobart as a city has a local town vibes, even on a Saturday night, the atmosphere is calm and no traffic whatsoever. Whether this is to do with the little population or the environment with a peaceful harbour and surrounded by towering, gorgeous mountains, Hobart feels like the most relaxing city I’ve been visited.
The hiking trials in Tasmania are some of the most amazing in the world, with hundreds of picturesque waterfalls, white coastal strips bordering the tropical bushland and crystal blue waters. My most favourite trek was on an excursion to Bruny Island which a short ferry ride from mainland Tasmania. The photographs above and below are from Bruny Island, the next island south of this belongs to the Antarctic.
I really underestimated the land mass of Tasmania and began to realise that during these four days I could not cover the full extent and main natural attractions, but we gave it a good go! When returning to this stunning area, I will attempt at climbing Cradle Mountain and hiking around Wine Glass Bay! Travel goals!