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Tessellated Pavement
Eaglehawk Neck

Tessellated Pavement – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
The Tessellated Pavement is a state reserve at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is about 25 minutes from this historic Port Arthur. We stayed at Eaglehawk Neck overnight which allowed us to take the short drive to Port Arthur to be there when it opened.  It also allowed us to see this amazing formation both at dusk and the following morning. From the Tessellated Pavement State Reserve car park it takes a couple of minutes to walk along a bush track and down a few flights of stairs to[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times. Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur when the g[...]
St John's Catholic Church, Richmond
Richmond

St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
St John’s Catholic Church, is found on the banks of the Coal River is located in Richmond, Tasmania and is the oldest still-functioning Catholic Church in Australia. The church opened on 31 December 1837.  The church is considered Australia’s oldest Catholic Church, although this may not be totally accurate.  The foundation stone for St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was laid in 1821, but the original chapel was destroyed by fire in 1865.The church is a short walk from the Richmond Bridge.   It is beauti[...]
5 Must Visit Locations on Tasmania's East Coast
Tasmania

5 Must Visit Locations on Tasmania’s East Coast

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Tasmania has so many stunning natural wonders.  Hiring a car and doing a road trip is a great way to see the island state. However, with limited time it is impossible to see everything. So here is my list of five must visit natural locations on the East Coast of Tasmania.1 - Bay of Fires In 2009, the Bay of Fires was named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world.  The Lonely Planet guide described it as “white beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Saphhire sea, an azure sky – and nobo[...]
Guide to Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain

Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Posted In: Australia | Destinations | Hikes
Cradle Mountain is found at the northern end of the Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park.  The national park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It has an abundance of natural beauty as well as very cute wildlife.It is about a 4 hour drive from the capital of Hobart or about a 2 hour drive from Launceston.Cradle Mountain is also the start of the world famous Overland Track, a 65 km, 6 day hike through some of Tasmania’s most spectacular wilderness region. Our Cradle Mountain HikeWe star[...]