Day 6 - Way to Hobart

Trip Start May 07, 2009
Trip End May 17, 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This morning we woke up, had breakfast in the cabin and explored a little around Lake St Claire.
By mid morning we were on our way to Hobart.  The roads were pretty good and not much heavy traffic (only one truck carrying timber).  We took the scenic routes and enjoyed beautiful countryside.
The funny thing was when we filled up petrol today - the lady at the counter asked me how much petrol did I put in my car.  I said that I have no idea and she had to go outside to check the $ amount we had to pay.  No computers here! :)
Our next stop was Mt Field National Park.  Here we took a walk and saw the most amazing waterfall we have ever seen, the Russell Falls.  This waterfall was cascading a few times and creating a huge waterfall.  We continued along the trail and came to another waterfall which was less spectacular, the Horseshoe Falls.
From there we drove to the Salmon Ponds.  Here were a number of ponds with Salmon and a number of different types of Trout.  This was all nestled among beautiful gardens and autumn colours.
The last stop before Hobart was in New Norfolk where we got something to eat.
It took us about 30 minutes to arrive to our hotel in central Hobart, Fountainside Hotel.  The hotel is pretty good, recently renovated and the cheapest hotel restaurant and mini bar I have seen in Australia.  The drinks (non-alcoholic) were $1.50 and Pringles were $2! We have to thank for this find. :)
Towards the evening we went for a walk in Hobart CBD.  Apart from a nice Marina, Hobart CBD is like any CBD.  While there we went to the Visitor Centre and booked the Bruny Island cruise for tomorrow.  Should be good...
We finally came back to our hotel room and were ready to crash in bed.  Need to get rest for tomorrow. :)
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