As a young family, we made a leap of faith and left our city life in Sydney. Our adventure to Tasmania began on Sunday the 21st of April, 2018.
Driving all the way from Sydney to Melbourne (where we would catch the fancy car ferry called Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport, Tasmania) then to Hobart, we stopped over for holidays in small costal towns of New South Wales and Victoria. The first destination was Tilba – which is surrounded by natural beauty of the beaches and bushlands of the South Coast. Central Tilba was a pretty little heritage town that has lovely cafes and shops including ABC Cheese Factory that was established in 1891 as the first cheese co-operative in NSW. We also checked out Cobargo again a small town but full of charm and character. Here is a few snapshots of the towns:
We also stopped and stayed in the Gippsland region of Victoria that is also full of stunning beaches, farmland, mountains and lakes nearby. Staying on a cattle farm where our Airbnb accomodation was located, we enjoyed the complete peace and quiet just enjoying the view of rolling hills and watching the cows graze. My 2-year-old son had a great time exploring and interacting with a cattle dog and a couple of cute little calves in the property. The farm stay was a wonderful opportunity to slow down and savour the “simple things”.
Overall, it was smooth trip and we are so glad that we took time (i.e. a week and a bit) to see the hidden beauty of NSW and Victoria on our way to Tasmania.
We arrived in Devonport, Tasmania on Tuesday the 24th of April. Currently we are in the Kingston area (about 15-minute drive down south of Hobart CBD).
So far so good.