This was Dad's itinerary, remember we do live in Brisbane, and I have posted an itinerary for staying around Brisbane, but this was Dad's second trip, and he wanted to venture out. His first trip we did Christmas at Byron Bay, Sydney (opera house, sailing lessons, Baseball game in Brisbane, Straddie. Here is what Dad had to say about that trip (Here) This trip we decided to explore Tasmania.
While our families were enjoying all four seasons in winter back home, it was summer during our time in Tassie. We got to see some of the prettiest and unusual flowers. Now, those who know me well, know I do not have a green thumb at all, but I do enjoy seeing the gardens. When we had our house, Josh would plant flowers on the weekend, and then he would go to work, but they were dead before he returned home the next weekend. I would try to remember to water, I even made this elaborate watering system, but I would do things like turn the water on, go running, and forget the water was on, until Drake came in the house with muddy paws the next morning. So it is kind of funny, I like to look at pretty flowers, but just LOOK! So enjoy the pictures as below of the flowers seen on our travels around this remote part of the world.
Port Arthur was our last stop in Tassie. This was a very special place. the picture below was the view from our hotel. The number one tourist attraction in Tasmania is Port Arthur. It is just the opposite of Sarah Island it has been restored and kept up. So what you see is a town with a church (even though it is just a shell).
Oh you know, just hanging out with 20 million dollar boats, we all do that everyday....right?!?! HAHA!
Last year Dad and I were in Sydney when the Sydney to Hobart race started on Boxing day. This year we were in Hobart and got to see quite a few boats finish.
As if Strahan didn't offer enough, one of our favorite things was this short trail we found. It was 1.4 k round trip, and so worth it.
In Strahan we boarded a boat and headed through Hell's Gate, to Sarah Island, and for a walk in the rainforest. The funny thing is the boat was rented from Brisbane. It was Eye-Spy, the boat we have watched Riverfire on the previous two years, and even some of the crew had made the journey down to work during their offseason. It was fun!