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Hobart CBD

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  • Day2

    Hobart

    April 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    After a rocky start yesterday we had an uneventful flight to Hobart but then had to wait for half an hour for our vehicle, then we were upgraded as they didn’t have what we booked, oh well, nice big wagon, same price, love it.
    Hotel in good position in town. Drove out to Mt Wellington to find the summit road closed due to roadworks, lovely!! However, we did get some great views from half way up. Drove out to Kingston, so pretty and the beach lovely.
    Found the shot tower historical site and climbed the 324 steps to the top.
    I am the driver with Jeanette the good navigator.
    Off to Port Arthur tomorrow.
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  • Day4

    Bruny Island

    April 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    Early bus trip from downtown Hobart to Kettering for the ferry to Bruny Island then 40 min drive to Adventure Bay to board a boat for a three hour trip. Great weather, no major swell, magic boatman and our crazy tour guide - all made for a great day. Went down the coast into the southern ocean, unfortunately we didn’t get to see any Whales. Such amazing caves and coastline.
    Lots of fun and laughter, then stopped to buy oysters on the way home, scoffing them on the ferry.
    Back to Hobart, straight into a bar overlooking the waterfront for a ‘Japanese Slipper’ along with nibbles.
    What a great day .
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  • Day3

    Hobart Tourists

    April 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    Walked from Hotel to Salamanca Market downtown Hobart this morning. Lovely cafe for breakfast then a wander, magic place, best market I have ever been to.
    Back to pick up car then drove to Port Arthur, wow, what a place, wandered through the grounds and old penitentiary plus old houses, the history of this place and it’s convicts is amazing. Walked through the memorial garden that was created after the 1996 massacre of 35 people killed by a crazed gunman. One such person was Jason Winter of whom Mike & I knew slightly from his being a winemaker. Knew his father-in-law really well from Waihi Beach. Did a boat trip around the harbour and learnt more history of the convict life, great place.
    Big day tomorrow, watch this space!!! Lots of laughs today 🤪🤪🤪
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  • Day104

    La Tasmanie, une destination hors route

    February 17, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Bon, c'est vrai, on avait pas prévu d'y aller, mais finalement la Tasmanie c'est quand même l'Australie. Et comme on est un peu des malades des extrêmes (toujours plus loin, plus long, plus au sud, plus d'aventures), on a pas résisté à aller explorer cette destination peu connue qui fait rêver. On débute par Hobart, bonne grosse bourgade qui se laisse vivre autour de son port, on visite aussi le musée célèbre musée d'art contemporain, le ...

    Puis on part à la découverte de cette île la plus australe de l'Océanie. Au programme, beaucoup de walibis et kangourous, des émeus, des porcs-épics locaux, les vaches et des moutons, des paysages parsemés de champs et de pâturages, qui font finalement penser un peu à la Suisse, ou à la Bourgogne.
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  • Day281

    Tasmanien...

    May 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    ... Oder wie die einheimischen sagen "Tassie" war der absolute Hammer!
    Angekommen im beschaulichen Hobart, der Hauptstadt der Insel, fühlte ich mich gleich wohl. Es war Herbstanfang, überall lagen bunte Blätter auf dem Boden und es wahr angenehm warm uns sonnig als ich meinen Streifzug durch die Stadt begann. Trotzdem es die größte Stadt der Insel ist, hat sie mehr den Charme einer Kleinstadt. Alles beschaulich und wahnsinnig nette Menschen.
    Da ich gehört hatte, daß man in der Nähe von Hobart gut surfen kann, machte ich mich am 3. Tag auf zum Strand. Was ich erwartet hatte, waren raue See- und Küstengebiete voller Felsen und alles irgendwie düster. Was ich bekam, war ein schöner Strand und ein kristall klares Meer, das man eher in anderen Urlaubsparadiesen erwart. Das Surfen an sich war ganz ok aber es war total beeindruckend in Wellen zu surfen in denen das Wasser so klar ist. On Top dümpelten auch noch ein paar Delphine in der Bucht herum. Das machte das Packet komplett.

    Am 4. Tag startete ich einen 8 tägigen Roudtrip um die Insel. Mit dabei war Tamara, 22 Jahre jung, die genau das gleiche machen wollte. So teilten wir uns Auto und Zelt und machten uns auf den Weg.
    Angefangen bei der Ostküste setzte sich das fort, was ich schon gesehen hatte. Unfassbar schöne Strände und kristall klares Wasser. Ein absoluter Traum. Zwar ein kalter, aber ein schöner.
    Wir arbeiteten uns von Strand zu Strand und von Naturschutzgebiete zu Naturschutzgebiete. Zu sehen gab es neben den Stränden auch tolle Wälder, Wasserfälle, karge Landschaften und schluss endlich auch raue Felsküsten, so wie ich mir Tasmanien vorgestellt hatte. Mit dabei waren immer ein Haufen Tiere. Überall sah man Kängurus, Wallabys, Wombats, Papageien und vor allem Schafe, Schafe, Schafe...
    Wir waren uns auch ziemlich sicher, dass uns einmal ein Tasmanischen Teufel über den Weg gelaufen ist!
    Geschlafen wurde wie gesagt im Zelt. Das war zwar nicht unbedingt bequem und warm, dafür in herrlicher Natur und immer mit Lagerfeuer zum Dosenfutter.

    Auf unserer Tour hatten wir auch das Glück, uns ein Spiel "Australien Football" anzusehen. Sieht aus wie einer Mischung aus Fußball, Rugby, Volleyball und Fight Club. Mega schnell und echt interessant zu schauen. Vor allem jedoch fragt man sich, was für Probleme unsere Fußballspieler haben, die sich bei jeder Kleinigkeit auf dem Boden wälzen, als wenn sie angeschossen worden wären. Ich kann jedem nur empfehlen sich das einmal im Netz anzusehen. Die Regeln sind auch garnicht so kompliziert.

    Alles in allem eine wirklich beeindruckende und wunderschöne Insel, die etwas süchtig mache kann.
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  • Day3

    Hobart

    October 9, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Patek je normalni pracovni den, a tak jsem se opet musela zabavit sama. A tak jsem prochodila Hobart, 300tisicove hlavni mesto Tasmanie. Nejdriv jsem to vzala pres centrum a namesti Salamanca, kde se kazdou sobotu kona prosluly trh, ktery si pry zadny navstevnik nesmi nechat ujit (ja si ho ujit necham, o vikendech vyrazime z mesta pryc).
    Pak do pristavu v Sandy Bay a na desatou zpet do centra do Parlamentu, kde jsem se jako jediny zajemce zucastnila free guided tour. Pan byl super a prozradil mi toho spoustu o tasmanske demokracii (napr. to, ze volby jsou tu povinne - kez by to tak bylo i u nas!).
    Domy na hobartske waterfront driv slouzily k ruznym ucelum, cela jedna ulice tu kuprikladu byla tovarnou na jam. Zamestnano tu bylo v dobach nejvetsi slavy az 1100 pracovniku!
    No a pred prohlidkou (opet free) Hobart Museum a Art Gallery (vstup zdarma) jsem stihla i botanickou zahradu. Muzeum je nadherna budova se spoustou zajimavych vystav - napr. o aboriginske historii Tasmanie nebo dnes vyhynulem Thylacinovi, neboli tasmanskem tygrovi (nekteri veri, ze nekde v prirode, v hlubokych lesich jeste zije, posledni v zajeti ale zemrel v hobartske zoo v roce 1936). A nebo taky o Antarktide.
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  • Day21

    Hobart

    October 27, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Elizabeth Street, na ktere jsem v Hobartu 3 tydny bydlela, je pekelne dlouha. Je na ni spousta obchodu a hlavne vsemoznych restauraci - od japonske pres reckou po irskou... naposledy jsem prochodila mesto, nechala vytisknout par fotek, spalila se na slunci na Salamanca Square, uzila si posledni paprsky australskeho slunce...
    ...a pak prisel cas vyrazit na letiste smer Melbourne. Uteklo to :-(.
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  • Day10

    Geology and Fish

    November 4, 2006 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    A little advice: don't go on a ghost tour and then sleep alone in a tent. I freaked myself out all night, which was only made worse by the screaming koalas. Note to self...

    Before I left the peninsula this morning, I stopped to view a few rock formations in Tasman National Park. Because the coast is formed of limestone, the cliffs have eroded into many different forms. I went to Tasman's Arch, which is a hole that has worn into the interior. Hmm. Harder to explain than I thought. Anyway, it was a big hole with ocean waves banging through it. Then there was Devil's Kitchen, which was gigantic, with waves crashing way down at the bottom.

    Two great things about the drive today. I went through Dootown. Each house in Dootown has a little "doo" phrase on the outside. For example, there was "Just doo it," "Doo little," "Doo nothing," and "We doo love it." I think the inhabitants are called doodes. (OK I made that part up.) Also, I had to travel over a few hills, two of them stood out for me, "Break-me-neck Hill," and "Bust-me-galls Hill." Yep, that's what the signs said at the summit.

    I arrived in Hobart at about 10:45am. I had a hard time trying to find parking, as the Saturday market was in full swing. I parked by a hospital, then walked down to one of the parks. This particular park used to be a cemetery. It was neglected and eventually was overrun by vegetation. At some point the city decided to make it a nice park. You can view all the headstones on walls, like the Vietnam Memorial in DC. The park itself is quite nice with lots of green grass. I don't know what happened to the bodies.

    At noon, I met some new Tassie friends, who asked if I had been to The Female Factory. I said, "No, but I think that sounds great!" Jeannie explained that it was the remains of the first female prison in Australia; the female equivalent of Port Arthur. "Oh." I got directions anyway.

    I went down to the outdoor market, Salamanca Market, which has everything. I tried a oliebullon; didn't pronounce it, just pointed. It looked like a doughnut and seemed pure Aussie. It was a deep fried ball of not-so-sweet dough, with raisins in it. Not exciting, but an experience. I walked over to the docks, where they have floating fish stalls. These floating contraptions sell fish and/or cook it for consumption on the spot. I went for "flake and chips" and ate it on the waterfront. Yummy.

    I finished the walking tour, as laid out by Frommer. The area is very Victorian. Reminds me of Great Britain. The architecture is delightful, with many rose gardens and lots of lavender. I drove out to the Female Factory and walked around. The site is under archeological reconstruction and won't be open for tours until 2009. I guess I'll have to come again. What is here is fascinating. Which reminds me....I think I forgot to tell you about Port Arthur. When you first arrive, you draw a card, which later corresponds to one of the inmates. You then walk through an interpretive area, where you follow the sentence of the inmate. I got some one I'm sure I've met reincarnated. He just kept getting arrested. Then, when incarcerated, he'd steal commissary food, sneak cigarettes, etc. As you can guess, I ended up on the chain gang with eight pound weights on my ankles 24/7. Nice. It was a really intriguing display and they had histories for a lot of different prisoners.

    Anyway, I'm leaving Hobart this evening for Mt. Field National Park. It is part of a World Heritage site and apparently has some fabulous waterfalls. Cheerio!
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  • Day12

    Ramblin' Sheila reporting from the road

    November 6, 2006 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    I started the morning at the Australia Antartic Station. It is from here they stage all Australian expeditions to Antarctica. They have a small but interesting exhibit, and I had a spot of tea, while watching the informative DVD. They also had a stuffed emperor penguin, which they encourage you to touch. The outer feathers are very stiff, similar to straw, but underneath is a heavy coat of down. Their wings are reptilian-like, with the feathers being more like scales. Now that I've seen them up close, I'm thinking it may have been emperor penguins I saw at the 12 Apostles.

    I left the exhibit and headed to the Cadbury Factory. They had an opening on their 11am tour, and I bought the ticket immediately. I had read in a travel book, "don't miss this Willy Wonka-like tour..." Oh how right they were. There weren't any oompa loompas, but the rest was surreal. Huge vats of chocolate churned by obscure looking machines, boxes sealed by robotic arms, chocolate powder rolling its way to the vats on conveyer belts. It was awesome. I had a chance to sneak some bottled concoction, but I didn't. I heard a guy named Charlie and his grandpa got in big trouble for doing that. Unfortunately, they stopped giving samples during the tour, so now you have to wait until the end to get your free treats. It was worth the wait. Then, they let you shop in the factory store, which you can only enter, if you have been on a tour. I went wild! I don't know how much will make it home, but you'll be able to tell from my size! My tour guide was Shirley, and she had worked at the factory about 30 years. I suspect Shirley smokes a bit and has a nip once in a while. She was delightful, but I didn't get any of her jokes, although the Australians laughed. She answered my questions about the difference between chocolates: milk, dark, and white. Did you know that white chocolate is not chocolate at all. I guess I never noticed because I was too busy eating it! Dark chocolate has less milk and sugar than milk chocolate. So there you have it. Did you know all the Cadbury eggs, for Easter, are made at one plant that operates 11 months out of the year? Did you know Australians eat more sweets per capita than any other nationality? And did you know the chocolate bars here taste different than the ones in England? And it's not just different cows. They use sugar beets in England and use refined sugar in Australia.

    I had lunch at a pub recommended to me by Jeannie and her friends. I ordered the fish basket, thinking it was a little pricey. Holy catfish! I got so much food, I hardly put a dent in it. I identified shrimp and calamari, but the other 3 items were unfamiliar to me; however, I can eat anything if it's deep fried.

    I finished up the day with some shopping and some laundry. I'll be meeting Jeannie and her friends again tonight to hang out and chat. I leave early tomorrow for Sydney. Hopefully, I can find Nemo.
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