Monday, 30 October 2017

4 days in Tasmania - Wineglass Bay, Kate's Berry Farm, Bay of Fires & Launceston (Days 3 & 4)

Day 3 of the Tasmania trip series sees us heading to Wineglass Bay for a couple of short walks. Wineglass Bay is located in the Freycinet National Park, a beautiful location with pink granite peaks, pristine beaches and secluded bays.

There's a fee to get into the National Park, so the best bet if you're visiting a few times is to get the 8 week pass that covers all the national parks, including Cradle Mountain.

Unfortunately the view from the top isn't as photogenic as usual due to it being quite overcast, but it's still a perfect day for some hiking with some cool and crisp weather. 

Wineglass Bay

A friendly wallaby in the car park 

The walk up to the lookout commences from the carpark and is just over a 1km long on a gravel track, which can be a little slippery when it's been raining. 

After a day of walking, it's off to Kate's berry farm for some much needed afternoon tea. The cute café overlooks fields of berries with views to the Freycinet National Park.

Inside the café it's warm and cosy, very homely with lots of handmade jams and chocolate for sale. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Scones with jam and cream

Crêpes with berries and ice cream

I also couldn't resist trying out the homemade ice creams, and they were kind enough to run through all the flavours and let us sample them. 

Blueberry, raspberry and lavender ice cream

It was time to call it day and head back to the accomodation in Swansea to watch another beautiful sunset on the balcony with cheese and wine - a lovely end to Day 3.

The next morning, we headed off to see the Bay of Fires. Don't do what we did and put the Bay of Fires Conservation area into the GPS, we ended up on a very bumpy but scenic detour to Ansons Bay, and having a stunning beach all to ourselves (FYI putting in Binnalong Bay in the GPS should get you where you want to go).

Bay of Fires

After checking out the Bay of Fires (and our massive scenic route), it was time to head to Launceston for a quick visit to the impressive Cataract Gorge Reserve and a bite to eat afterward. 

These entertaining peacocks can be found everywhere throughout the park as well.

Cataract Gorge is a natural formation just 15 minutes from the city, it's a great little piece of wilderness in Launceston with loads of walking trails. It was an excellent way to top off the trip. 

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Kate's Berry Farm Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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