Travel Blogs from Sandy Bay
... one of their favorites and felt the most like an "Australian safari". Thanks to their recommendation and some wonderful notes on places to see, we landed in Hobart ready to make the most of our final two weeks in Australia with a Tasmanian adventure!
We picked up a rental car from the airport and crammed all of our gear inside the cramped interior of the Nissan Micra (aptly named). We soon discovered that everything in the town of Hobart closes around 6pm and our ...
... for about a week and enjoy Hobart, watch the Sydney to Hobart yachts come in, visit the Mona museum, see the Salamanca markets and enjoy New Years Eve in the big smoke. Kenny is keen to ride to the top of Mt Wellington whilst I do a bit of Boxing Day sale shopping!
The weather here is odd. It is highly changeable, cool most days and considering it is summer it hovers around 20 degrees with extremely gusty winds and freak brief rain showers. The locals are quick to tell us ...
... having a picture stop on the way back!! My new favorite cows!!
We arrived in Hobart early afternoon and before checking in to the hotel we decided to drive up Mt Wellington, which is 1270m above sea level. As we were driving up it got colder and colder and cloudier and cloudier....and then it snowed!!! Snow in August is a bit strange!!! Normally the view would have been amazing of the city and the sea but instead we played ...
... his shot making works after erecting the family home between 1855 and 1862. A stone building above the cliffs overlooking the River Derwent stored gun powder for his ironmongery as well as stores of arsenic and antimony. Another building south-west of the magazine contained the furnace for preparing lead with the arsenic
The tower was constructed of dressed curved sandstone blocks quarried at the nearby ...
... stalled the most during the week had to buy the other a cider at the end (cider is pretty expensive out here!). I'll relieve the suspense and tell you it was a 2-1 win to me! We drove up the coast, and 'seven mile beach' was our fist stop. It was a pretty long beach :) We then carried on up the coast where we picked up lunch from Orford, a cute little village with a couple boats, jettys and a nice little beach full of tiny crabs. Just down the road was Spring beach ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility