Tasmania – Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Freycinet

Tasmania - Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Freycinet

After Franklin we headed North to Cradle Mountain National Park. We stayed in an alpine hut in Moina which was far from most things and very close to the wilderness.

Wish I had more energy to hike, but even with low energy we managed to go for an 8km hike, see some amazing scenery around the lakes just underneath Cradles Mountain’s peak and see some alpine waterfalls and mossy forests. We also saw a wild wallaby close up who came to look for food. On the road we stopped to see animals in the wild: wallabies, wombats, a few devils and even an echidna!

After the national park experience we visited the Marakoopa Caves nearby which boasts some amazing formations and hundreds of glow worms. On the road we tasted the most amazing honey in Chudleigh where a Dutch family has set up a honey farm and the most incredible honey shop in the world. I was high for ages 😛

Launceston was a complete waste of time, I’d suggest for everyone to skip it: boring boring boring. It didn’t help that I got no sleep there at all and there was nothing I could eat. The only place worth visiting there is the Cataract Gorge which is beautiful.

Freycinet was our last stop before driving back to Hobart and flying back to Sydney. We had two days here and went up to the National Park to look down onto Wineglass Bay and visited some gorgeous beaches with red lichen on giant boulders.

We got back home very very tired… it was a bit exhausting but I’m also glad we made the most of our time and got to see so many amazing sites.

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