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Just got back from 4 amazing days in Tasmania. It reminds me a bit of a mini New Zealand, and the people are incredibly nice. The entire island is quite quiet and there weren't many cars on the road anywhere we went. It was fun to hire a car and drive again after not driving for quite some time.
We too a Wednesday night flight to Hobart and hired a car at the airport. We drove to Cole's Bay straight away and found ...
... easier going locals. We went in and out of a few bars, then ended up and one with a solo acoustics guitarist jamming away. He had a good voice so we sat a while and enjoyed the night.
Today was raining so we headed straight to MONA. (Museum of old and new art). We got there right on 10am when it opened.. Actually I need to backtrack. Before that we went to a hipster cafe serving fine coffee, and tasty breakfast in a chic, slightly grungy atmosphere served up ...
... two tickets on the penguin tour for that night. We had to return to Bicheno at 8:15 tonight so this left us about nine hours to explore the area. We had to get use to the road kill pretty quickly as it's everywhere, mainly possum and the odd kangaroo. Apparently they collect it and feed it to the Tassie devils in Nature World. True story! Had a coffee at a gorgeous cafe on the seashore in Bicheno before setting off further north to Binalong Bay - which is the beginning of ...
... lesson. Don’t walk over to the wet rocks.
A wave appeared from nowhere, was sucked under the rocks and shot a rather impressive blow hole full of water out and over exactly the spot we were all stood on. Tim being the closest was by far the wettest, followed closely by me and then Taye. The few tourists that had witnessed us getting soaked were rolling around laughing and there was little else for us to do but join them. Bicheno Blowhole certainly lived up ...
... the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens where we easily found a parking spot. With a gold coin donation for entry we were able to roam around the lovely gardens and relax in the shade on park benches or on the grass under the large leafy oak trees. After checking the site map to make sure we had visited all the areas, we returned to the car and headed back into town to the dock area.
This time we made sure we bought a valid parking ticket ...