Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wineglass Bay is one of the those famous Australian beaches. Like Whitehaven in Queensland and Cable Beach in Western Australia, it's a bit legendary. Wineglass Bay, along with many other stunning beaches, is located in Freycinet National Park, a couple of hours drive north of Hobart. A 30-minute uphill walk will greet you with a glimpse of the beach, where you can walk further down to it's white sands. Unfortunately we arrived late afternoon and didn't quite have enough to time to make the return trip to the beach and back before dark. We did, however, mange to complete a couple of smaller walks, before purchasing some locally farmed oysters to snack on while watching the sunset in Coles Bay, looking directly towards 'the Hazards' mountain range. The light and landscape was spectacular and made for on of those bliss moments where everything was just perfect.
next: along the east coast.
|looking towards 'the hazards'|
Sunday, May 19, 2013
St. Helens is a small seaside town on the east coast of Tasmania, and the gateway to the Bay of Fires. We made a quick stop for the night before exploring the Bay of Fires the next morning, and made it just in time explore the waterfront during the golden hour before sunset. Tasmania is known for it's abundant and quality seafood, so it was pretty cool to see all the fishing boats moored in the harbour before sampling the local specialities matched with some yummy Tasmanian wines.
Although it was a short stay, we really loved St. Helens.
Next: Freycinet National Park
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Bay of Fires. Isn't that just the best name for an area, ever?
Located on the north-east coast of Tasmania, and about two hours drive east of Launceston, the Bay of Fires has to be on the of most spectacular places I have been to. With the combination of crystal clear sea, bright red boulders, snow white sand and not a person in sight, Andy and I both fell utterly in love. The bay comprises of many beaches, some small and some large, but all beautiful in their own way. You pretty much have the place to yourself which makes exploring and discovery all the more exciting. It truly is beautiful, and the photos don't do it justice unfortunately.
Next: St. Helens