A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

25th November 2015 at 5:06 pm

Dear Chibi,

For our one year wedding anniversary, Hubby and I flew down to Tasmania where we spent 7 days exploring this beautiful little island, making our way up from Hobart to Launceston!

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Maccas for breakfast @Sydney Airport. I would like 3 sugars with that please!

The flight was quick and painless, in a mere 1.5 hour we had arrived in Hobart (I beat the first level of Super Hexagon, woo~ go me!) We picked up our rental car and got a free upgrade for it ~ yay, lucky us :D

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Unfortunately it was raining on the first day so we didn’t do too much. We explored the CBD and checked-in to our hotel at Bay View Villas, where we stayed for 2 nights.

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Lunch @Sakura Sushi (but I decided to go for good old Chinese Soy Chicken Noodles XP)

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We found the prices of food here to be generally quite expensive. On average a simple meal would cost you $25 a person excluding a drink. But hey, Tassie is kind of a touristy place and we are in Australia so we just came to accept it as the norm 8D

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At around 8pm, the sun was still shining outside. Hubby and I started to look for a place for dinner and were quite surprised a lot of the restaurants were already closing! Dai pinchie XD! 

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We end up having dinner at a nice Indian restaurant called ‘Tandoor & Curry House‘. Great food and really friendly staff.

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View from our balcony at night

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The next morning, the sun was shining and the rain had stopped ~ woo! What a lovely view!!

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We started the day with brekki at Machine Laundry Cafe, at Salamanca Square :D

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Some fancy deco.. though I think they actually work and people use it ^^”

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Sipping on some Lemongrass & Ginger tea

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mmmm… Delicious.

Mt Wellington

I’m so glad we got to experience nice weather today, as it would have been our last day at Hobart and we wouldn’t want to miss Mt Wellington! There were some really interesting views :D Luckily we didn’t have to climb it (just had to drive up, hehe) so it was quite a relaxing trip. Despite the nice sunny looking day, it was pprettttyy cold up there!! I’m wearing my long winter jacket and its almost summer XD

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I prefer to just stand along the walking path, whereas Hubby likes to climb up rocks!

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HEY! GET BACK DOWN HERE XP

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There’s our car :3

Uh-oh..we’re going higher..and it’s getting colderrrr!!!

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Woaaaahh! SUPER WINDY!

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..and then it’s calm again…

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..and windy again.

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The Pinnacle

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So beautiful :)

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Hobart is a pretty small area, so we decided to check out the Botanical Gardens since we happened to drive pass it XD Hubby and I both took out our cameras and started snapping away. I used my Sony Alpha 6000 while he used his Canon DSLR. Not a contest XP (Hubby’s photos are so much more pro than mine, hahah!)

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Lunch at ‘The Standard‘- Hamburger Restaurant. Pretty funky little place. Hubby really loves his burgers so he insisted we checked out this place. Was not disappointed! :D

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American Soda~ tastes like a yummier version of Cream & Soda

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YUM.

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mmMmm….

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There were some pretty epic long, steep roads- so knowing Hubby, he challenged himself and ran up the whole hill. CRAZY HUB XP

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And that’s basically it for the first 2 days!

Part 2: Up the East Coast~ Coles Bay/Freycinet

6 Responses to “A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart”

  1. kaz says:

    Wow looks really nice and pretty!! Great views…..!!

  2. Sam says:

    Very good views

  3. Jacky says:

    Running up that hill was so satisfying. I encourage everyone to run up that hill if you ever visit Tassie!

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