Tasmanian Coast Cruise


The cliffs and caves of Tasmania’s coast are spectacular and a boat trip is a great way to experience them. Our boat trip with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys was about three hours on the water, around a large bay and down the coast.  The towering cliffs are the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere and the boat … Read more

Port Arthur

architectural detail

Visit Port Arthur if you’re interested in Australia’s convict history. When you purchase your ticket, they give you a card with information about a person connected with the site when it was active, such as a convict or a guard. The convict I drew was actually not convicted of a crime but was sent there … Read more

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

flower with butterfly

The botanical gardens in Hobart are a great place to wander with a number of interesting plants and collections.  Below is just a sampling of the many interesting plants. I’ll be sorting through those for quite a while. We especially enjoyed the cactus and succulents.  The Japanese garden is serene. The 200 was in honor … Read more

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Kangaroos at Bonorong

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was one of THE highlights of our trip to Australia. The sanctuary has lots of native animals like wombats, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, koalas, and quolls. They do regular tours and have a vet hospital with a one-way glass window where you can watch vets working, doing surgery, etc. You can also hand-feed … Read more



Hobart and Tasmania in general may not get the attention of some of the places on the Australian mainland but it is still definetly worth a visit. We are fortunate enough to have family to host us. Day 1: Sydney to Hobart Finally, the sun comes out! At least we get to see some of … Read more