11 mar

Next parts of the trip :

  • Tomorrow (12th of march) we rent a campervan* again for 8 days and we’re going to Sydney
  • We’ll stay in Sydney from the 19th of march to the 31st of march
  • On the 31st we’ll take the train to go to Brisbane, it’s a 14h30 journey, we’ll be in Brisbane the 1st of april
  • We plan to stay a week in Brisbane, we’re still looking for an airbnb

After that we haven’t planned yet and we’re not sure of the dates, all I can say is that it should be breathtaking and spectacular… #teasing

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* story of the campervan : We’ve booked it really in advance because we wanted something quite cheap, we even took a campervan smaller than the usual. This morning the phone ring, it’s Motorhome Republic saying that the campervan had an accident and is completely wrecked. No way for us to take this one, we’re supposed to leave tomorrow at 10h30 and there’s nothing else available. The guy from Motorhome Republic spent a part of his day ringing every car rental to find us another campervan and he found one, but 270$ more expensive. He’s going to see with his boss if he can obtain a bargain for it.
Anyway, we’re relieved because for a few hours today we were wondering how to go to Sydney. Hopefully our lovely hosts here in Melbourne told us we could stay more if we needed it.

21 fév

Tassie in a campervan – day 6 (end of the trip)

Day 6 : Hobart – Melbourne

Here’s the end of our Tassie trip. Saturday morning we stayed in Hobart to visit the Salamanca Market which is so huge and with plenty of Tasmanian crafts and lots of food (as everywhere in Australia).

Then we returned our campervan and took our flight to Melbourne, which last only 1 hour.

Our feelings about this trip

Tasmania is really amazing, some breathtaking landscapes, huge national parks (actually those are more like jungles or rainforests) and the sea is so beautiful and so clear!

The weather was cooler and much more rainy than what we’ve seen from now, but even with the rain, the clouds and the fog Tasmania is absolutely stunning. It’s like heaven if you like hiking and you can easily go everywhere on the island as it’s not that big.

A week was a little too short and we could have spent more time at some places like in the Freycinet National Park and the Cradle Mountain park. But we really enjoyed our stay and we are glad to have been able to  see so many places.

20 fév

Tassie in a campervan – day 5

Day 5 : Kempton – Hobart

This morning we left Kempton early to drive to the Mount Field National Park. We’ve seen Russel Falls waterfalls, it’s a walk through the rainforest to go to those waterfalls. We even saw a Tasmanian pademelon jump just in front of us.

The park was really impressive, the trees are immense and vegetation is everywhere, invading everything. Hopefully we still haven’t seen any big spider.

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Russel Falls

After that we drove to the Bonorong Widlife Sanctuary, this is a sanctuary for animals who are sick or hurt or abandoned. Once they are in better health they are reintroduce in their natural habitat.

They mainly have Australian animals, especially kangaroos, some koalas and many tasmanian devils. The kangaroos are going freely in the park and when you pay your ticket you get a bag of kangaroo food so you can feed them and pet them ! I’ve spent a lot of time feeding them as Antoine gave me his bag of food, i was even making plans to leave with one of them but kangaroos are quite big, too big to fit in my bag…

We also had a guided tour to learn more about wombats, koalas and tasmanian devils. And we could pet the wombat and the koala, so i’ve made a top 3 of the softest animals :
– 3rd : the wombat
– 2nd : the koala
– 1st : the kangaroo (even if the old ones are less soft)

It really was a super nice place, I’ve absolutely loved to be able to pet the animals, especially the kangaroos (and I think they were happy to be fed). I think Antoine took maybe 200 + pics of me feeding kangaroos so we’ll had some when the pictures will be ready.

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And now we’re back in Hobart for our last night in Tasmania.