Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holidaying in Hobart

Hello :) So as the title suggests, I have been in hobart for a holiday with the family. On another note, I left and came back on Monday, so I haven't had time to start my mindful monday series - but will have a post ready for next Monday.

Back to hobart - so as a family we've travelled for a few weeks around tasmania previously, but this time we wanted to stay based in hobart with lots of little day trips here and there. Despite mum describing the weather as almost antarctic and making sure we packed accordingly, it wasn't even that cold, with some days reaching 14 degrees. I think we made great use of the week.  Here are some of the highlights ...

Oh hi! Outside our little cottage, it was very cute.

It's always nice staying somewhere with cooking facilities, and we were able to make our own brekky and dinners. Breakfast looked something like this most days ... boiled eggs, tassie butter, avo and salami. 

As we didn't have a car to travel around, we went on two day tours - one of them to Port Arthur. We had an enthusiastic guide, and stopped off at many places along the way to learn about the interesting history. At Port Arthur we had a wander around, and a short cruise on the river. It was a great day!

Of course we went to MONA! This is the stunning view from the cafe. The museum definitely lived up to expectation, it was pretty incredible - the grandeur of the building, the interesting works (there was one particular buddha made from incense that I loved) and the view .... such a great day out.

One morning we visited a tasmanian devil conservation park...though my sister Rosie and I had more fun playing with the wallabies and kangaroos ...

For the second half of the trip we stayed in Battery Point, and closeby was an amazing bakery called Jackman and McRoss. We had lunch there one day and I had this pork belly with a parsnip tart and rocket. Soooo good that I may have had it again the following day ...

Playing around in Rosie's lisa ho skirt from rozelle markets. Isn't it fun dressing up on holidays in clothes you wouldn't usually wear?!

The weekly Salamanca markets every Saturday was a must - Rosie and I spent a few hours just wandering around the area, eating vanilla slices, crispy apples and buying some lovely produce for dinner.

How awesome is this stalk of brussel sprouts - had no idea they grow that way !!

Best coffee of the trip from pollen tea room in battery point.

Our second day tour was to russell falls where we went on a great short walk to the amazing waterfall with lots of ferns and wallabies spotted along the way ...

Until next time hobart ...

Have you been travelling around hobart or anywhere else in tasmania? 

Hannah x

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