On land, under the sea and in the air..kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils…dolphins, seals, albatrosses, sharks, turtles, an octopus..brilliant cockatoos, lorikeets, corellas, galahs, curlews, and kookaburras…bats, snakes, lace monitor lizards, large insects, water dragons, and some scary spiders, plus echidnas, emus and cassowaries!
The Tasman Peninsula is a nature filled day trip from Hobart – wildlife, rugged cliff coastline, beaches, and blowholes. Tasmania, Australia
The Bay of Fires (Northeast Tasmania) is famous for its beautiful, empty beaches with very white sand, clear waters, and photogenic bright orange rocks (caused by lichen). You would think the name is for obvious reasons – but we found out…
Hobbiton!!! Yes, it’s just as magical and special as you might imagine! Actually, a bit more so for me. I had expected to see more of a “set”, yet Hobbiton Movie Set is actually many acres with the whole shire setting with 44 hobbit homes and their community, including gardens, furniture and laundry drying on lines. We lucked out with sunshine and had a great time exploring and learning about the set. It’s truly a gorgeous area!
12 difficult miles (7 hours) over volcanic terrain including views of Mt. Ngauruhoe (also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings). This is considered the top day hike in New Zealand and we can see why – truly a life experience!
We’re on a dreamy adventure in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji! We’ll be here from January into June 2017. Tasmania, Sydney, Cairns, GBR, Innisfail, Whitsundays, Brisbane, Torquay, Perth, AU. Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Taranaki, Taupo, NZ. Savusavu, Fiji