Hello friends! It's been far too long since I stopped by to share a post with you all - but I have a good excuse, I promise! We've been enjoying a lovely family holiday in Tasmania for the past two weeks. Today I'm sharing a very quick photo round-up of our adventure so far. :)
We started our trip near Hobart - after a 6am flight we spent the afternoon in Geeveston at the Tahune Airwalk. The air was so clean and the views were gorgeous! Our 3 year old slept very well that night after no nap and a 2.5km walk!
We took a steam train ride on the Wilderness Railway, which runs from Queenstown to Strahan. It's quite a long trip so we had booked the carriage that supplies food and drinks - the girls were entertained with morning tea, lunch and dessert while we travelled!
The scenery was just beautiful.
One of the days we were in Hobart was rainy, cold weather so the activities we had planned had to be changed. We stumbled (through Google) upon a small zoo just outside of the city. Zoodoo was amazing! The girls loved the bunnies (they are a pest in Queensland so you never see them - only very rarely at a baby animal farm).
We took a safari bus and got to feed some animals. The emus, camels and zebras came right up to the open sides of the bus!!
We also got to feed a lion which I thought was very cool! No safety worries - just a pair of tongs and some steak through the fence! :) I'd never even seen a lion before so to feed one was lots of fun.
One of my 'Bucket List' items has always been to see Wineglass Bay which is in the Freycinet National Park. I was lucky enough to be surprised with a scenic flight right over it!
We had absolutely glorious weather and the views were just spectacular.
The plane was tiny but we managed to squeeze in...
We spent a day at Tasmazia - just outside of Launceston. I'd been looking forward to this ever since I'd seen the photos online.
It was just the cutest place ever! we walked straight into a giant hedge maze, and once through that we found ourselves in Lower Crackpot. A tiny village with more mazes and miniature townships.
Reese has taken to wearing one of my scarves - it's almost as big as her!
We had a (very cold) but fun time here. :)
The girls have seen more than their fair share of wildlife this holiday! As well as animals we saw at Zoodoo they also saw Fairy Penguins in the wild at Bicheno - no photos from that as we saw them at night and a camera flash would scare the penguins. We wen to Seahorse World and Platypus House while we were in Launceston. The end of the tour at Platypus House was lots of fun as the girls got to feed some gorgeous echidnas. Reese was very excited when two almost crawled into her lap!
For a few of the days we were in Tassie we toured around the wine regions. The scenery is just beautiful.
Riley is particularly fond of Riesling. Just joking - of course! This winery (Puddleduck) served verjuice and cheese so children were included.
We're ending our holiday in Melbourne to visit some friends. They've taken the Riley & Reese to the aquarium so we're doing the obvious tourist things....
...sitting at a riverside bar blogging...
...and researching shares! :)
If you've read this far I think it's only fair for me to share with you that I've got some of my favourite product discounted while I'm away - follow this link to grab some discounted math games!