We started the day with a trip up to Mt Wellington which on a clear day has magnificent views across Hobart, up the Derwent and out to sea. Luckily for us there was only a small amount of cloud cover.
Next stop was Orford on the Prosser River. The cafe we had planned on eating was shut so we decided to push on but not before a quick photo opportunity across the Mercury Passage looking out to Maria Island. The picturesque view looks almost fake with the aqua sea and pristine white sand.
We made Swansea our lunch stop and experienced some truly awful fish and chips. The fish was fresh enough but the execution let it down.
The scenery and wildlife in the Freycinet National Park meant lunch was completely forgotten. There are wallabies hopping around completely unafraid of their human visitors. I did think they should be afraid when I witnessed a tourist feeding one potato chips.
Everywhere you look there is another gorgeous sight from mountains to the sea.
With time short and with the weather closing in we settled on Honeymoon Bay as a nice spot to sit and take in the view.
A quick visit to the light house before we made our way to Bicheno for the evening was cut even shorter by the rain.
When we arrived in Bicheno the sun was back out. After checking into our accomodation we headed to the beach to try and catch a sunset. A little afternoon treat of some seals and penguins out on a rookery just off the shore.
We finished the evening with a hearty seafood chowder at the pub for dinner. There were a number of cafes and restaurants in the area boasting the best seafood chowder in the world. The pub made no such claim but it was pretty good.
Alarm set early for a hopeful sunrise at the blow hole before heading west to the top of Tasmania.
The photos in my blog are a mix of iPhone snaps and photos edited in Lightroom taken on my Nikon D500.