Swansea Beach Chalets
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... a quick snoop round Coles Bay. Lovely views across the narrow inlet. Then we drive into Freycinet National Park and pay our daily entrance fee ($24) and park up in the Wineglass Bay car park and then it's walking time! First, we walk up to the ridge (about 45 minutes and pretty hard going uphill) and we get our first glimpse at that famous look-out view! Magnificent. Truly Breath-taking. Then we embark on our real test - taking the trail down to the ...
... and only 2 or 3 of the convicts ever escaped from the prison. Dogs would also be set on platforms in the ocean for those that would try to swim around The Neck.
We visited “The Officers Quarters” is a small museum explaining all of this information along with stories of that era before heading on a walk to the beach and the dog fence monument. Our final stop which was the Tessellated Pavement.
... many historic cottages
still remain and the area boasts some of the best views in Hobart. Just BEAUTIFUL!
Bruny Island – We had heard that a trip to Bruny Island was a 'MUST DO’
so Kiel kindly organised a Wildlife Adventure Cruise for all of us. OMG!
Adventure you bet. The day we
went there was a swell of 3 metres and it was choppy to say the least. It was certainly an adventure. I have never been seasick ...
... well it's quite sobering really. While on the peninsula we went to see the old coal mine ruins. This is where they sent the very worst of the worst convicts from Port Arthur. We didn't go back into Port Arthur as we'd been before and could see enough from the lookout out the front of the Visitor Centre.
Everything around the Tasman Peninsula gives you this sense of sadness at the moment so thank heavens for the little township ...
... We enjoyed lunch on
the beach and a little friend came to visit (see photos). The walk was rated as ‘difficult’ and was
estimated to take 5 hours, so after spending some time on the beach off we
headed. It took us through bushland,
over some boardwalk areas, across beaches and up and down rocks. The first 5
kilometres of the walk I found enjoyable but, for me, after that it got a bit
boring. Most of it was inland and ...