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Travel Tales: Goodbye Tasmania. Hello regional Victoria.

If you have been keeping up with my travels over the summer, I first hiked the Overland track and then spent some time in Hobart, Bruny Island and Port Arthur. After three days in Hobart, we started our road trip. We had to catch the ferry — the Spirit of Tasmania — from Devonport to Melbourne. The ferry was in the evening but we headed off around 8 that morning. We stopped at Ross which was a beautiful historic little town and drove up Mount Barrow for some views and lunch.

Ross

Local Council at Ross

 

View from top of Mount Barrow

View from top of Mount Barrow

We eventually made our way to Devonport and got on the Spirit of Tasmania by 6 p.m. Having never been on a cruise, this was probably the closest I came to being on one. The three of us had a cabin with four bunk beds. It was tight but not bad for one night. After 3 hours of eating, wandering around the ferry and checking the scenery as the boat departed, we ran out of things to do and just went to bed.

Lighthouse at Devonport

Lighthouse at Devonport

Goodbye Devonport. And goodbye Tassie!

Goodbye Devonport. And goodbye Tassie!

We were woken up 4:50 a.m. by the captain to let us know we were reaching Melbourne. By the time we disembarked though, it was 6:30. Let’s just say, we weren’t too happy with that. We headed to Southern Cross station to pick up JK who was going to spend the weekend with us. We then made our way towards Foster but given that we could only check in after 2:00 p.m., we decided to head to Phillip Island after breakfast.

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Good morning Melbourne!

Pyramid rock

Pyramid rock

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Penguin on Phillip Island

Phillip Island

Phillip Island

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Check out the shades of blue

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Little Bunny!

The weather was a bit drizzly but it was still quite lovely to walk on the boardwalk at Phillip Island. We got lucky and saw a couple of penguins hidden in their boxes. We also saw the most gorgeous little bunny rabbit! I was smitten! 🙂 After a couple of hours or so, we decided to make our way to Foster in the rainy weather.

Foster is a quaint little town. We chose it because it was close to Wilson’s Promontory. That afternoon though, we took it easy and just hung around the motel and the town centre. The next day, G, JC and I headed to Wilson’s Prom National Park. We felt a bit lazy for a hike and thought of just checking out spots for photo ops. After checking out Tidal River though, we thought we should at least do a short hike. We went to grab our bags and well, as Murphy’s law would have it, it began to rain. So we gave up. Went back to the motel. The two boys then went to the movies while I had a nanna nap. Yep, I did catch up on a whole lot of sleep on my holidays!

Tidal river

Tidal river

The next day, we headed to Mallacoota sans JK who made his way to Melbourne to get back to Sydney. Sadly, it was another drizzly and overcast day. We still managed to check out the waterfront before heading back to our cabin for some cheese and ciders, then some dinner and then, calling it a night.

At the wharf

At the wharf

We made our way to Bright the day after but I’ll leave that story for another post!

***Linking with Grace for FYBF***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • nabanita
    22 January 2015 at 11:04 pm

    After reading your travelogue, I regret not visiting Tasmania and Victoria during my stay in Australia… So beautiful…I think Australia is truly one of the most beautiful and naturally endowed nations
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  • nabanita
    22 January 2015 at 11:04 pm

    After reading your travelogue, I regret not visiting Tasmania and Victoria during my stay in Australia… So beautiful…I think Australia is truly one of the most beautiful and naturally endowed nations
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  • Ankita
    23 January 2015 at 2:12 am

    thnaks for sharing such awesome pics! the rabbit is adorable 🙂
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  • Ankita
    23 January 2015 at 2:12 am

    thnaks for sharing such awesome pics! the rabbit is adorable 🙂
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  • Cathy Graham
    23 January 2015 at 4:48 am

    I love going on trips with you, Sanch! Great photos and travelogue! I must make it to that part of the world some day but in the meantime, it’s fun to see it through your eyes.

  • Cathy Graham
    23 January 2015 at 4:48 am

    I love going on trips with you, Sanch! Great photos and travelogue! I must make it to that part of the world some day but in the meantime, it’s fun to see it through your eyes.

  • Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    23 January 2015 at 8:15 am

    Wow! What a trip you’ve been having. Isn’t Tassie just beautiful?? I’ve been lucky enough to visit a couple of times but I’d like to take the fam over on the Spirit and check it out properly.
    I hope Victoria lives up to expectation!
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  • Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    23 January 2015 at 8:15 am

    Wow! What a trip you’ve been having. Isn’t Tassie just beautiful?? I’ve been lucky enough to visit a couple of times but I’d like to take the fam over on the Spirit and check it out properly.
    I hope Victoria lives up to expectation!
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  • dani @ sand has no home
    23 January 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I long too go to Tasmania! I will get there some day. I live in Victoria, and have been to a great many places, but not any of the places that you have been, which is a bit remiss of me. I have been to Bright though!
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  • dani @ sand has no home
    23 January 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I long too go to Tasmania! I will get there some day. I live in Victoria, and have been to a great many places, but not any of the places that you have been, which is a bit remiss of me. I have been to Bright though!
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  • NS
    16 March 2015 at 10:30 am

    Looove the last picture..
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  • NS
    16 March 2015 at 10:30 am

    Looove the last picture..
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