Tasmania may be small compared to the rest of Australia's states, but its impact on me was mighty indeed. In two trips I have seen the breath...read more
Tasmania may be small compared to the rest of Australia's states, but its impact on me was mighty indeed. In two trips I have seen the breath-taking landscapes, including the amazing views in Freixenet Park (which had a very exclusive hotel/resort that had just opened when I visited).
Hobart - the capital - has a small but lovely harbor area. One of the best things to do there is to take the ferry out to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). These exhibits are not necessarily family friendly, but what an incredible museum -or really its more like a happening - that allows you to sip a glass of wine as you take in the exhibits. My favorite: The soft and cushy Porsche (you sort of need to see it to understand what I mean).
The history is also evident in Tazzy's smaller city of Launceston - which is still catching up to the tourists walking its streets. While not as developed as Hobart, "Launy" has lots of historic buildings that go back to Tasmania's 19th century growth as a mining town.
There is plenty of slow food going on there, including at some amazing restaurants, quite a lot of nice wine, and even one pretty cool micro-brewery.Read less