It’s been a year since we first met…did you think that I’d forget? Happy Anniversary my Apple Isle, your beauty makes me smile. For Bruny Island oysters and champagne, when can I see you again…
Cheesy poetry aside, Tassie really is one of those special places that you absolutely must visit in your life time. I guarantee you will only leave wanting more because this majestic beauty albeit small, has so much to offer. This time last year we took a weekend away (with new bub in tow) to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart and these were a few of our favourite things…
The Food. We took a morning flight from Sydney – Hobart, Tasmania (approx. 1.45hrs) with Qantas and arrived in time for lunch at local favourite Frogmore Creek just a 15min drive from Hobart airport. Tassie’s produce is second to none so worth a trip to simply eat and drink your way through a weekend.
The Digs. We stayed at the MACq01 Hotel on Hobart’s waterfront. There is a reason these guys have won numerous awards, the staff are lovely, the rooms are huge, with great views over the water and the food the in the restaurant was excellent. Their Bruny Island oysters were the best we had in Tasmania. Yum!
The Landscape. Having hired a car at the airport, we took a day trip out to Bruny Island on the Ferry. The local surf comp was just wrapping up as we arrived at this beach break. There are lots of beautiful spots to explore on the island as well as places to stop to sample the local produce.
The Mona. A must see if you are visiting Hobart, even if you aren’t the arty farty type. The Mona is a feast for the sensors and surprisingly kid friendly (incl. free entry). We finished the visit with a great late lunch at The Source Restaurant
The Wine. You thought I’d forgotten? Don’t be ridiculous! Although we lacked time, it would have been a disservice not to visit at least a few of the wineries around Hobart. This was my favourite, Pooley Wines. I can honestly say I loved almost all of the wines these talented people produce, if you haven’t tried them, do. This was our last stop before boarding our afternoon flight.
We ate cheese, we drank wine and we left Hobart happy (wine on order).
See you again soon Tassie x