So this post isn’t really cooking related but I wanted to share my trip to Tasmania with you anyway.It is hard to sum up Tasmania in one word so here’s a brief list:
- Charming historical sandstone buildings
- Seaside towns
- Boutique and artisan products
- Unique and underrated
- White sandy beaches
- English like countryside and sometimes English like weather
Here’s some pictures to match that list of words. The fact that these were captured on a crappy camera phone is really testament to the beauty of the landscape.
View of Hobart from Mt Wellington
Penguin Rookery on Bruny Island
View of Hazard mountains in Freycinet National Park
Wineglass bay in Freycinet National Park
And this one just looks like a painting
And of course you can’t miss the famed Salamanca markets every Saturday morning in Hobart. Lots of veges/fruit, ornaments and souvenirs you may actually value.
The Taste of Tasmania was also on when we went and we tried the recurrently posted tempura mushrooms.
We also headed to places near Launceston, and whilst I wasn’t especially eager to visit the Bridestowe Lavender estate in Nabowla, you can’t deny the beautiful sight of endless Lavender fields. I didn’t know at first but found out that there’s currently this craze in China over a Lavender and wheat filled teddy bear called Bobbie sold at the estate. Apparently a Chinese celeb posted a pic of herself with the bear on a social media website and it exploded in popularity.
I enjoyed Bruny island in particular not just because of the scenery but also for its delicious produce on offer. A full day is needed to visit most of the different farms and outlets. The highlight for me was definitely the oysters from Get Shucked. Plucked from the ocean that morning they were plump and deliciously briny.
We also got some fudge from the Bruny Island chocolate factory and enjoyed a berry tart from the berry farm. Yum
We also stopped by the Bruny Island cheese Company which offered complimentary tastings of a range of cheeses available (forgot to take pictures).
There were a lot more things on offer on Bruny Island and Tasmania in general and it really is a place to go and discover yourself.