I enjoyed strolling through the Salamanca Market in Hobart during our stay in Tasmania. I love shopping. By shopping, I mean browsing. I rarely actually buy anything, but I still love going to markets. The Salamanca Market is a street market that takes place every Saturday. It opened in 1972 and only during the summers… Read More Salamanca Market
One of the highlights of our week in Tasmania was visiting Port Arthur. One of Australia’s most significant heritage sites, Port Arthur is a former convict settlement. It’s gloomy, tragic, and sad. It also happens to be picturesque and hauntingly beautiful. It is Tasmania’s top tourist attraction. Although it began as a timber station, from… Read More Port Arthur, Tasmania
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals in Tasmania. It is not a zoo. It doesn’t operate or feel like a zoo. Tasmania is a very special place with species that have never existed anywhere else other than this little island at the end of the world. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary operates a 24-hour rescue… Read More Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Greetings from Tasmania! Although you can fly to Tasmania, we took the overnight journey on the Spirit of Tasmania because we wanted to take our car. Check-in commences 2.5 hours prior to departure and closes 45 minutes before the ship is to set sail. We arrived 2.5 hours prior to departure and spent most of that time… Read More Hello, Tasmania!
We’re going to Tasmania! My partner Theo has a client who owns a holiday home there. They’ve kindly offered to let us stay there for a few days. Tasmania is an Australian island and state about 150 miles south of the continent. Tasmania is promoted as the “natural state”. About 37% of Tasmania is reserves,… Read More Tasmania