Tasmania

We’re home from a 12 night family holiday to Tasmania.  And I have to say, it was WONDERFUL.  Yes, incredibly cold, but we anticipated that.  So now it’s time to show you my holiday snaps.  Be warned, there are MANY – so click away now if you’re here for the craft and sewing rather than the family stuff!

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We took the overnight ferry each way, and slept like babies thanks to the gentle rocking.

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The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the Beaconsfield Heritage Centre, especially the old telephones – we had to show the girls how to dial a phone – and the apple sorting machine. It was all very hands-on – the children were encouraged to touch!

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There were seahorses

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and echidnas and platypus.

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There was the beach in winter

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There was plenty of heritage, seafaring and convict information, including the bonnet project.

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And who else remembers this guy and his movies?

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Dead trees had makeovers

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The Bay of Fires was beautiful in the winter weather

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I performed a miracle of car boot tetris so that the big girl could sit in the front seat due to travel sickness and my husband didn’t have to sit in her booster

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We looked at boats

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and myriad churches

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and loads of bridges

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We went to markets and to MONA

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as well as having some refreshment of the chocolate variety

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Found more sandstone heritage buildings

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and rode on a chairlift

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We listened to stories as we toured around

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and found a honey farm

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I found time to arm knit a scarf

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and we discovered a wonderful cave (with a river running through it).

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Stella was not so keen on the cave

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but she was thrilled to find some snow!

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We were SO lucky – the sky was clear while we were at Cradle Mountain.

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and there was even a maze to lose ourselves in on the last day.

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There was wildlife galore – echidnas, wombats, pademelons, possums, tasmanian devils, platypus, and the seahorses – and so many sights to see and things to do. Tasmania we love you – and we’ll be back. But possibly when it is warmer.

17 thoughts on “Tasmania

  1. Wow, what great photos! You packed so much into your holiday and isn’t Cradle Mountain stunning!
    My husband and I went to Tassie a couple of years ago for a wedding but would love to take the kids over, looks like you found heaps to do with the kids (and you went to the Cadbury factory? I am so jealous!)

  2. What a wonderful holiday and rich memories you have created together. Tassie is a great place. I wouldn’t mind living there one day. Shame we all have to go back to school come Mon!

  3. Thank you for sharing your vacation photos — I especially love the chairlift one. I would just love to visit Tasmania but that is far, far away for me. It’s a treat to go on a little visual tour, all the same:)

  4. So glad you had a great time and the weather wasn’t an issue. Just one question – what what Griff Rhys Jones doing sailing a boat on your holiday ;-)

  5. The only state in Australia that I haven’t been to – and am desperate to go. Thanks for sharing your awesome photos (and your awesome holiday) x

  6. Wow what an amazing looking holiday. Some of your photo’s are just magical. The kids in the snow, with the mountain behind them reflected in the water…AMAZING. Looks like you all had a wonderful time away. xx

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