Photo of the Day … Derwent River, Hobart


The Derwent River flows through the state of Tasmania into Storm Bay,   pass the city of Hobart .   When in Hobart ,  The best way to see the Derwent River is on a river cruise .  This image was taken from the ‘Mona Roma’ ,  The ferry that takes people up the river to visit the famous Mona Art Gallery .

Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

A road trip down to Port Arthur was broken up by stopping to see some lovely coastal sites.

As quoted here by wikipedia:

The rugged coastline has been the scene of a number of shipwrecks. Two large seagoing steamers have sunk after hitting the Hyppolyte Rock off its east coast – theTasman in 1883 and the Nord in 1915. Munroe Bight to the north of Cape Pillar is named after the former American barque James Munroe wrecked there in 1850.

The Tasman Peninsula is well known for its rugged eastern coastline, and much of it is now the Tasman National Park. At Eaglehawk Neck are many strange rock formations, including The Devils Kitchen,Tasman’s ArchBlow Hole and the Tessellated Pavement. Further south are the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere, rising 300 m (980 ft) above the Tasman Sea at Cape Pillar. The peninsula is claimed to have some of Australia’s best surf spots at Cape RaoulRoaring Beach & Shipstern Bluff.


Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

We had the best weather for our day hiking to the lookout and beach at Wineglass Bay. Sunny but not too hot. No chance of rain, perfect for photographs and a hour or so of incline.  The views as you climb to the lookout are divine, seeing all around Freycinet National Park; the beach below, the ocean, the bay, ‘the hazards’ mountains.

There are a lot of hikes you can do all around the peninsula as well as kayaking, fishing and other water activities.

Stay:  If you can afford it – Saffire Freycinet Or if you need to head to a cheaper option out of town in Swansea.

Eat:  Freycinet Lodge

Visit:  Freycinet National Park