|Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:05 PM|
Emily and Don only had four days to see as much as they could of Tasmania. They made their own way to Hobart from the airport and had a look around the State's capital before our tour began on Saturday. We drove to Cradle Mountain with stops at Oatlands, Ross and Deloraine on the way. A salmon and ginseng tasting followed by a tour of Marakoopa cave were squeezed in before arriving at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. The next morning we did the Dove Lake circuit and saw most of the elusive Cradle Mountain on the way around. Lunch at Sheffield with a quick stroll to take in the murals and then off to Coles Bay via tastings at Ashgrove Cheesery and Christmas Hills Rasberries. They enjoyed the sunset while dining at the Edge of the Bay Resort's restaurant. We climbed to the Wineglass Bay lookout the following morning and marvelled at the views from Cape Tourville before visiting Natureworld to see Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. We took in the sights of Bicheno before heading back to Coles Bay for Emily and Don to hone their paddle boarding skills. Late evening and we set off for a Bicheno Penguin Tour which meant a late night to bed for all. Tuesday was our last day and we did a little exploring by taking a dirt road from the East Coast back to the Heritage Highway. This road took us through some iconic Australian bush before we eventually arrived at Evandale. A slow lunch and a casual stroll around the town, before heading to Launceston airport, was the perfect way to wind down on what had been a very busy couple of days.