This is an EXTREMELY BELATED post.
It’s exactly one year later, today,
that I came across my Hobart folder in my laptop and realized that I didn’t do much about it.
Reason being after taking 17 days leave off from work to head back to Melbourne to run some errands,
I came back to my job with tons of follow up to do that I eventually forget to update about it.
So the initial plan was to Cairns but since Marcus and I are such procrastinators, we missed the cheap deals. While looking for other options, we then decided it will be Hobart since we have not been to Tasmania.
Of course I am not expecting Hobart to be like Melbourne with high-rise buildings,
I knew that I will be doing plenty of sightseeing and nature cruising.
Thus, do expect yourself coming across lots of sceneries’ photos below!
Accommodation was fairly reasonable in Hobart.
Through Airbnb, we booked an entire 2 bedroom home at Moonah (approx 5km from CBD) for $358.
We stayed for 5 days 4 night, so that would be just $89/per night.
We touched down at about 8pm and had a late check-in.
The first night was pretty much just about settling in and having Domino’s for dinner.
One piece of advice while in Hobart,
YOU HAVE TO RENT A CAR.
It’s necessary to get around, especially to places of interest as the public transport is mostly within the town. The lifestyle in Hobart is pretty much laid back and slow-paced as compared to Melbourne or Malaysia. We even have to slow down for the duck to cross the road I kid you not!
Places that we visited consists of the following :
Its freezing and the wind is so strong over there!
I barely could keep my hair in place so please excuse my messy look.
Undeniable it was a breathtaking scenery. Pretty similar with what there is to offer at Great Ocean Road.
2) Bruny Island
We took the ferry service into Bruny Island and basically drove around the whole place within 3 hours or so. Did a couple of pit stops whenever we see a place/beach in that island that amazes us.
I don’t know why but the island seems so people-less and quiet in a way?
Guess it was because we went over during a weekday,
it should be pack with people since its a tourist attraction.
So, we stopped by a couple of beaches on the island and Marcus, who’s being so adventurous,
Was hopping from one side to another that there was once after I turn my head around,
he was no where to be seen already.
MY HEART STOPPED, like literally.
Firstly, cause when I took a glance around me, I was all alone.
Like I am stranded in an island in the middle of a Hunger Game session.
( imagining someone will jump out of no where to kill me )
Secondly, I thought Marcus was swept away by giant wave. Scary okay!
Then out of no where after a while, he hopped out from one corner at the side of the beach.
After almost every meal was either takeaway or home-cooked in Hobart,
we decided to try the Hog’s Breath in Hobart CBD out.
Pork Ribs. YUMMY. As good as the one at Hurricane’s Grill.
Finger lickin’ good!
After we finished our early dinner and since there is nothing better to do,
We took a stroll around the city and decided to pay the only university in Hobart a visit.
We drove to the Sandy Bay’s campus and chilled for a bit over there.
Very campus life, indeed. Reminded me a lot of Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus.
And to prove that us coming from Victoria, was there for a visit, we posed with our student IDs.
We actually visited Port Arthur, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), and many others places too.
But yeah, its a little too long to include them in this blog post.
Will write about it in a separate one later when I have the time to.
MONA is interesting though, highly recommend anyone going to Hobart to have this in their itinerary.
Hobart isn’t too bad of a place to visit if you needed a getaway from busy city life. When I said laid back and slow-paced lifestyle, I really mean it. The town becomes so quiet after 5pm and I don’t recall seeing McDonalds or any fast food chain nearby.
Looking forward to conquer Cairns and Alice Spring soon.
Till then, back to reality for now.