I hope you will excuse the lack of posting over the last month, as we have just returned from a 4 week adventure travelling through Tasmania and South Australia.
What an adventure we had!
We began our journey in Hobart, flying in on a Saturday to explore all this great city had to offer. We started off on shaky ground though, as we were on the plane it wouldn’t take off due to mechanical issues, so after the 3rd attempt we were on our way (a little later than scheduled, and a few nervous passengers later…) but at least we would arrive in time for lunch!
Once we landed we jumped straight in a taxi at the airport, and headed straight to our accommodation for the next 7 nights. We stayed at The Old Woolstore, in a 1 bedroom apartment that is centrally located within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block away from Hobart’s majestic waterfront.
It was perfectly located, and within walking distance of all we wanted to see while in Hobart. We were very happy to have an our own kitchen and laundry facilities as we were there for such an extended period of time, and we didn’t want to be limited to a small hotel room. On holidays we love to buy local produce and cook amazing meals with it, so it was perfect for us!
We wandered down from The Old Woolstore, along the waterfront and towards Salamanca Place. It was bustling on a Saturday with the markets on, but we knew we would need some fuel before we began exploring on our first day.
We stumbled upon a gorgeous little spot for some lunch – Tricycle Cafe & Bar. Located in the Peacock Theatre foyer, away from the tourist crowds and busy shoppers of the markets we settled in for some delicious food over our first glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. That’s what holidays are all about right?!
After lunch, we continued on our exploration of Hobart. We didn’t need to look very far, as located next door to Tricycle Cafe & Bar is the Bruny Island Cheese Co. Recognised as one of the finest artisan cheese producers in Australia.
The cellar door in the Salamanca Arts Centre is a place you can try the cheeses and check out the hand selected selection of artisan products sourced from around Tasmania. You can even sit and enjoy a cheese platter and a glass of local wine! As we had just enjoyed lunch, we knew this was out of the question but let me assure you, over the next few weeks we certainly devoured our fair share of Bruny Island Cheese!
We continued to gather our bearings of Hobart as we always do when visiting a new town or city – just by wandering around! It really did give us a feel for the place, and help us decide on things to do and visit again another day.
Hobart has such a wonderful feeling about it, and not at all what we were expecting. To be honest, we were completely amazed by the city. Even just that lunch and stroll around Salamanca Place, really opened our eyes to the great things that Hobart had to offer and we were excited to be spending the next 7 nights there.
If you ever get the chance to visit Hobart, please make sure that you do. It really has so much to offer, and I cannot wait to show you more of our amazing trip! (Apologies in advance for the barrage of travel photos you’re about to be subject to!)
It’s good to be back, but lovely to be reliving our journey all over again here with you all!