Cara Tappenden

Joined June 2017Living in: Tasmania, Australia
  • Day16

    Brunie Island

    June 27, 2017 in Australia

    Dolphins, Whales, Bird life and Seals, The Great Southern Ocean! I was whisked off by my friends the moment I landed in Tasmania. This island is bursting with wildlife, and is a great place for spotting Humpbacks or the Southern Right Whale! Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales on our trip, but we were more than happy when a large pod of common dolphins joined us for a ride and it was spectacular to see them all riding the waves and putting on a show. We shot through the 2 rocky peaks and watched Albatrosses and Petrels soaring through the salty air. In the evening we went and spotted some White Wallaby's hopping through the gardens of the locals, and we played Killer Bunnies all night :)Read more

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  • Day4

    Eaglehawk Neck and surrounding areas.

    June 15, 2017 in Australia

    I took a long drive down to the South of the island, to Port Arthur! I stopped off at EagleHawk Neck and sat down to admire the view. Eaglehawk Neck is a tiny isthmus which connects the Tasman Peninsula with the Forestier Peninsula. After, I drove to the Tasman Blowhole and Devils Kitchen. Watching the sun set over the hills as families and fishermen finished their day and played on the Tessellated Pavement. The sun set was gorgeous tonight and everywhere seemed so peaceful. I decided to stop off for the night at Port Arthur Holiday Park. The drive to Port Arthur is stunning. The jetties filled with Yachts and boats and fishing charters, the sound of the birds and the calmness of the water.

    That following morning I woke up to the sweetest sound of the dawn chorus. Blue fair wrens, Flame robins, Green Rosella's, Ravens, finches and sparrows too! My camera couldn't focus on all the birds so I only have a few snapshots of the wildlife. I was surrounded by Pademelons too at night and saw 1 Portaroo! Happy days xo
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  • Day3

    Solo travel in Tasmania

    June 14, 2017 in Australia

    Okay, so first stop in my little Hyundai was Launceston! Launceston is the 2nd largest city in Tasmania and there is plenty to see and do up this way. Me and Finch visited the Cataract Gorge just outside of the city to take some autumnal shots and had an nice walk along the river. The town of Launceston is one the oldest towns in Australia. European settlers came over in 1806, and is home to some of the oldest buildings in the country. I love the architecture, the frilly designs on the wall frames and balconies.Read more

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