Well, hasn’t that gone quickly?!

A huge thank you to everyone who has ever stopped by, left a comment and taken the time to follow along on this amazing journey. I enjoy every moment I spend photographing and blogging here at Snappystreet, and have certainly learnt a lot along the way!

So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate all you do for me!

Here’s to the next chapter in the Snappystreet adventure!

Jackman & McRoss, Hobart


 A Hobart institution is a beautiful bakery named Jackman & McRoss. If it is made in an oven, chances are you will find it here! From custard tarts, lamingtons, cakes, danishes, breads, pies, quiches, croissants Jackman and Ross know how to keep the customers happy.

With 3 locations around Hobart in Battery Point, Victoria St and New Town be sure to head in and enjoy all the baked goods on offer. I was honestly so overwhelmed with the amazing choice on offer! Just look at that window display, how can one choose just a single item!?

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We finally after much deliberation settled on the lemon and passionfruit tart with English Breakfast Tea, and a chocolate croissant with skim flat white. What a way to start the day! Both were baked to perfection, so light and fluffy and melted in our mouths.

The front counter was always buzzing with takeaway coffees and treats as well, so if you didn’t feel like dining in, you could always stop off and grab some treats for the day ahead. Make sure you pop in to Jackman & McRoss when visiting Hobart!


Jackman & McRoss

57-59 Hampden Rd, Battery Point

Daily 7.30am-6pm

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Mount Wellington, Hobart


A trip to Hobart isn’t complete without a visit to Mount Wellington. Situated 22kms from the city centre, you can travel the sealed yet narrow road to the summit of this amazing mountain. It rises to 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) over the city and is like experiencing another world once arrival to the summit.

It is frequently snow-covered, sometimes even in summer, and the lower slopes are thickly forested, but criss-crossed by many walking tracks and a few fire trails. An enclosed lookout near the summit provides spectacular views of the city below and to the east, the Derwent estuary, and also glimpses of the World Heritage Area nearly 100 kilometres to the west.

From Hobart, the most distinctive feature of Mount Wellington is the cliff of dolerite columns known as the Organ Pipes. It has spectacular views and is one of Hobart’s biggest tourist destinations.

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The mountain significantly influences Hobart’s weather, and intending visitors to the summit are advised to dress warmly against the often icy winds at the summit, which have been recorded at sustained speeds of over 157 km/h (97 mph), with rare gusts of up to 200 km/h (124 mph).

In the winter it often snows and the mountain is often snowcapped. Lighter snowfalls in spring, summer and autumn are also common. A day on the summit can consist of clear sunny skies, then rain, then snow, then icy winds and then clear again. The day we visited, the city was blanketed in clouds, but above us was clear blue skies. It was quite an interesting to drive up Pinnacle Road through the clouds, to appear at the top of the summit to a cloudless sky and be looking down on to the clouds below.

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The landscape on top of Mount Wellington is incredible, and the rock formations are beautiful. It was certainly worth the trip up the mountain, and be sure to take in some of the walks while you’re visiting. Warm clothing is a must, as are comfortable shoes and water. If you have time when staying in Hobart, be sure to take a trip to Mount Wellington.

Have you visited?

What is the highest mountain peak you have visited?

Hosting The Perfect Brunch (1)

Brunch is one of those fabulous meal times that only ever seem to occur on the weekend. When you have more time, can put more effort in, and relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

A perfect way to catch up with friends rather than meeting at a noisy and busy cafe, is to host your very own brunch! Choose a location with plenty of space, pick a date and time and off you go! It’s that simple.

It is up to you as the host, to decide how much planning and preparation you would like to put in to holding your own brunch, with details like decorations, invitations and styling all up to you. It can be a nice surprise for guests to walk in to your brunch seeing the amount of effort you placed on hosting the event!

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When hosting your own brunch, it can be a little overwhelming. Try and limit the guest numbers and remember to plan as much in advance so you can really relax and enjoy the company of your friends.

To make things more simple. why not have each guest bring a dish of their own? It will make the day run more smoothly, and each item is provided on it’s own tray or dish with serving utensils, this again will alleviate any running around on the day.

The menu items can be pre-planned before the event to ensure there is a wide variety of options, and don’t forget to include some drinks on the menu as well! Large drink canisters are very handy for events like this, as it allows the guests to help themselves rather than being handed lukewarm drinks that aren’t very appealing.

If you’re hosting guests but don’t have enough space for a sit down style event, think of easy to eat and handle food options, such as mini parfaits in single cups, or muffins and other baked goods. Makes sure you provide enough cutlery, plates and serviettes for your guests so people don’t need to go looking for items.


Setting up dedicated areas for your brunch makes a lot of sense too. Having a designated tea and coffee station, with all items that would be required to make this as fuss free as possible will then allow guests to spend more time relaxing and chatting to others while sipping on that freshly brewed pot of tea or steaming hot coffee. You can provide as many varieties of tea as you like, giving guests lots of choice when deciding what pot to brew next! All these little touches just add a little extra to your brunch.

For anything that needs to be heated up or toasted, utilise each and every space you can, so guests aren’t all huddling around the same area, and to avoid congestion it will help ease of use for the kettles, toasters and sandwich press.

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Another fun tip for hosting a brunch is to create a Mimosa station. Provide guests with varying types of juices to add to some sparkling wine, to spice up the morning! Who knows, the brunch could end up turning to guests staying on for the afternoon and in to the evening so why not have a bit of fun!


Most of all, remember to have fun! This is great idea for getting friends together in the comfort of your home, and by planning things in advance you know you can enjoy the morning without the stresses of throwing an elaborate function. You will find all guests are more than happy to contribute, to make the event the best it can truly be!

Have you hosted your own brunch?

What would be your advice or favourite menu item to bring?

Tasmanian Coastlines

SnappystreetPhotography-56Tasmania offers so much variety in its landscapes, and the coastlines are no different. Driving from Hobart along the Arthur Highway we encountered many different scenes. From rugged coastal cliffs, to windswept sandy stretches every few kilometres was a different vista.

We drove through Eaglehawk Neck, and down to the Devil’s Kitchen and Tessellated Pavement, again both stark contrasts of one another and a sheer delight in what mother nature can offer. We were blessed with clear blue skies, and a slight wind and chill to the air but it added to the dramatic landscapes we were witnessing.

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What is your favourite coastline to visit?

Franklin, Hobart


While visiting Hobart last year, high on my list was Franklin. A newly opened bar and restaurant that I had heard wonderful reviews about.

Franklin is the breathtaking new bar and restaurant established by talented chef David Moyle and long-term industry player Ben Lindell. The bar menu is short and features the best of Tasmania’s amazing produce with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The wine list features a carefully curated range of natural wines from Australia, France and Italy. There is also an interesting selection of beers from Tasmania and beyond. The restaurant at the back provides a more extensive offering of both food and wine.

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The wine list is comprised of wines that match the food on offer. The food is largely organic being sourced from some of the best spray-free producers throughout Tasmania, so it makes sense to only offer wines that are also organic and preferably natural (fermented naturally and with no chemical additions in the winemaking process).

We sadly did not have a chance to eat here during our visit to Tasmania, but enjoyed some beautiful wine from the menu. We had a wonderful view of the kitchen and could see many of the tantalising dishes that were being presented to the other diners. Franklin will be certainly high on the list when we return to Hobart!


Franklin Restaurant – Bar  

28 Argyle St. Hobart Ph. (03) 6234 3375

Bar dining: Brunch and dinner, Mon – Sat, 8am till late

Restaurant dining: Dinner, Mon – Sat, 6pm till late

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Woy Woy Fishermans Wharf


Situated on the Central Coast of New South Wales is a gorgeous venue the Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf.

Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf has been serving the freshest seafood on the Central Coast for over 35 years. Pat Cregan started the business in 1974 with the maxim to serve the best seafood as simply as possible. His family still follow this idea.

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Today the Cregan – Clayton family are dedicated to working with local fishermen, aquaculture experts & farmers to supply the Central Coast with the highest quality sustainable seafood. With 3 aspects to the business there’s seafood to suit everyones needs.

Take Away: In the mood for our ‘classic fish & chips’? You’ll find them in the famous take away.
SUN – THURS: 11am – 4pm
FRI  –  SAT: 11am – 7pm

Wharf Restaurant & Bar: There is hardly a more ideal spot to eat seafood. With a fantastic view over Brisbane Waters, sit and watch the boats and pelicans go by. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service and great drinks.
SUN – THURS: 12pm – 3pm
FRI – SAT: 12pm – 8pm

The Seafood Market: Provides the largest selection of fresh seafood outside of Sydney every day. We strive to bring you the best of seasonal products, any day you may walk in and find anything from local Flathead to Atlantic Salmon to rock oysters to lobsters.


As they cut down all of the fish they have a lot of fish scraps every day. These scraps are a feast for the local pelicans. Every day at 3pm they feed the pelicans on the beach next to the Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf rain, hail or shine.
It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get up close and personal with the big & boisterous birds.



Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf

The Boulevard

Woy Woy, NSW

02 4341 1171

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