Stewarts Bay Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStewarts Bay Lodge Port Arthur
pity the restaraunt was closed as it has a great view over the bay
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... looking at the rest of the shipmates I realize I am going to have to take one for the team and end up sitting in the third row with "father and adolescent son." They give us these huge, long, wind-and-water-proof ponchos and I snap selfies of myself, trying to cock the hat to the side to look cool. It actually looks like an Amish bonnet.
We start the trip after they give us ginger tablets for seasickness (THEY WORK!!!!). It is amazing. The ...
... then we had access to all the grounds.
Luckily our mate Helen (who used to guide here) had wised us up to all the best places to see and what to do.
We arrived with eight minutes to spare before the cruise. So lucky we were able to hop on the ferry straight away. The guide gave us excellent information on the area, the history, and the geography. Most impressive.
Once off the cruise we able to just make the next walking ...
... up the area in moonlight. Quite ingenious. There were even some on the water way across Eaglehawk Bay. Result was that very few convicts escaped.
Spent lunch at the boat ramping parking area near the lookout to Blowhole. We were enjoying our lunch when Allan spotted a lady 'dragging' a rope. He looked out to see her flying a kite in amongst the carpark. This we thought hilarious, until we saw her little bloke, about 3, riding his ...
... 1800's. Today, there are only ruins of the 11 buildings left.
On the way to Port Arthur, we went through the old town of Richmond and stopped to walk through it. Richmond is about 25 miles from Hobart (where I am staying) in the rolling hills and surrounded by wineries and grape vineyards.
Richmond is one of the oldest and best preserved towns in Australia. It began as a colony in 1803 and then in 1824 a small town was founded here. ...
... and much to Georgia’s delight, we decided it was time to leave and visit the gift shop on our way out. Here we adopted a new kangaroo and a Tassie tiger. I have given up counting furry critters now, I’m sure we’ll be stopped by quarantine.
It was lunchtime so we headed back to Richmond for pies and sausage rolls from the baker. When we got to town it was wall to wall hotrods. The ASRF has organised a rod run to Richmond (I think they were on ...