Australia Trip – Tasmania Day 3

Today we woke up early because we had to take a nice complimentary breakfast in the Highland Restaurant! There was a fireplace in the Highland Restaurant. Even though its now summer season, noone dislike this kind of warmth in the room.

Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast Fireplace

I loved the food there. They were fresh and healthy with large variety. I like the fruit served and they had their own drink recipe such as Berry Smoothie and the Carrot Apply Cranberry Juice.

Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast
Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast
Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast
Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast
Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast

What a nicely decorated restaurant with great food!

Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant Complimentary Breakfast
Cradle Mountain Lodge Highland Restaurant

After finished our breakfast, we had a walk in the enchanted walk which was right next to our restaurant. Below captured screen showed you the path that we took:

Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk

This is a relaxing walk with trees and river. The path were all furnished and flat. Therefore, it was a very pleasant and easy walk.

Cradle Mountain Lodge Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Lodge Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Lodge Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk

On the way, you would see some sub-path where there were little tunnel with beautiful mural for kids to walk pass. The tunnel is around 1.2m height. So only kids could walk pass it.

Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk

These photos were taken near the end of the enchanted walk.

Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk

The end of the enchanted walk is the entrance of the Cradle Mountain Lodge.

Cradle Mountain Enchanted Walk
Cradle Mountain Lodge

After the walk, we went back to our room and checked out. Since our 24 hours national park ticket was still valid, we went to the national park again for taking more photos. Right before we were passing the gate to the Cradle Mountain National Park, unfortunately, the quota exceeded and we could not get inside. Therefore, we waited at the carpark nearby until we can get in. It didn’t take long. Just a few minutes, we saw a car went out of the national park and we could, then, passed the gate to fill up the remaining “one” quota.

The left hand side of the below photo was the car park that we were waiting for the free quota.

Cradle Mountain Gate Carpark

At around 12pm, we kick started to leave the cradle mountain.

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We stopped by Sheffield again for filling the gas.

We walked around Sheffield and it was such a nice place to live in

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We checked the property price there. A 4 bedrooms house costed 800K AUD

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We then drove to the Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm to buy some ice-cream. The farm has a lake with a nice garden. There is a playground for kids to enjoy their good time. And you can sit on the bench to enjoy their garden

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You can see the berry farm from afar.

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This cashier was located within the shop and sold take away food

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We ordered a raspberry ice cream. It was very fruity, thick and rich in taste

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The restaurant had a very nice and big balcony.

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There is a garden outside the shop with a lake next to it

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The kid’s playground

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There is another ice cream shop called creamery nearby

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Bridestowe Lavender Estate is like 1.5 hours away from Launceston. But it definitely worth a visit. It is because December is the peak season to watch lavender in Tasmania. This Bridestowe Lavender Estate is a must visit place if you go to Tasmania. It is because the field is so big that you can’t even see the edge. The purple sea is so breathtaking and romantic.

The car park is right next to the lavender field.

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There is a lavender shop which you can buy many lavender cosmetic products, perfume oil, dried lavender and Bobbie, which is a lavender teddy bear.

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We went back to Launceston for dinner in the seaport

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We had our dinner in this restaurant named Mud Bar & Restaurant.

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We ordered a Salmon and a dozen of Oyster. The Oyster tastes very good. But when we compared them with the oysters bought in Bicheno which will be described in the later post. Bicheno is much better!

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The Salmon is crispy but we think that it should have more salt to be added onto it

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There is another restaurant which sell fish and chip. We went there to have a look and the food looked nice too.

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Later we went to our hotel in the Balmoral at the York. We arrived late when the reception is already closed. Luckily they have a staff staying on the top floor who gave us the key and helped us check in. The room is ok and spacey but a little run down maybe because the hotel is relatively old.

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