Not wasting our kitchen and our nice room, cooked our breakfast in the morning and enjoyed it with the sea view. Please be reminded to clean up all the dishes in the Beachend Bicheno Accommodation before you leave.
Today, we were going to have a very long drive. First, we drove to famous Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Marine Farm, and the Eastern Ocean Drive. At night, we will arrive at Hobart, our final stop of the Tasmania Journey.
It took us around 45 minutes to drive from Beachend Bicheno to the Freycinet National Park. Do remember to purchase the ticket from the visitor center near the entrance. Due to the limit of time, we only went to see the Wineglass Bay. We drove for around 10 more minutes from the visitor center and arrived at the car park to the Wineglass Bay walking track.
Do remember to put your park ticket inside your car’s window shield. The track to the Wineglass Bay lookout is not very easy. It took us around 45 minutes to walk to the lookout.
It was a beautiful weather and the Wallaby was wandering in the lookout.
The Wallaby showed no fear to the human nearby.
The path that we took to go back to the carpark was a different path. I think the purpose for this is to prevent people walking in opposite directions to be impeded by each other.
After a long walk, we went to the Freycinet Marine Farm for lunch. It took us around 10 minutes to drive from the Wineglass Bay carpark to the marine farm.
The price of the food in the Freycinet Marine Farm is acceptable. It may because of its fame, there are a huge number of tourists. Buses by buses, it makes the restaurant quite crowded during the lunch hour.
We had fresh oysters, salmon, bbq oysters, mussels and sea urchin. But we found that the lobster shark in Bicheno sells better sea urchin and oysters than this marine farm. Other dishes are fine!
There was a farm dog who stopped by every table asking for food. It is so gentle in sitting quietly and looking at you.
After completing our lunch, its time for us to drive to Hobart. The road that we took was called the Great Eastern Drive. Along the road, there are marvelous views of the of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
There are a number of beaches and you can stop by any of them. The one that we stopped by was called the Cressy Beach. There are a number of sign there to alert people that this beach is the nesting area for shorebirds. We were so careful so that we would not step on the bird nest.
After a glance of the beach, we hit the road again in order to arrive at Hobart before the sky turns dark.
Triabunna and Orford are both very lovely town along the ocean. There are a number of car park right next to the Tasman Sea where you can park your car and take break with the ocean.
Along our way, there is another town called Sorell. This is also where the famous Sorell fruit farm located. Since the fruit farm closed at 4pm, we will visit it the next day afternoon after the Salamanca Market.
Finally, we arrived at Hobart at around 6pm. The hotel that we were staying was called St Ives Apartments in Battery Point. It was a nice hotel with a small balcony and kitchen. There was a 9/11 bottle shop right next to our hotel and it took us around 10 minutes to walk to the Salamanca Market.
At night, we went to have a dinner in Salamanca. It may because of the Happy Friday, everywhere was so crowded. Thee were a number of bars along the street in Salamanca. Tomorrow this area would be transformed into the world famous Salamanca Market.
Finally, we picked a restaurant called Ball and Chain. This restaurant was famous for its charcoal grilled steak.
Their salad bar is nice and we order pork belly and charcoal grill steak.
The skin of pork belly is not crispy enough and the steak is OK. Overall we are not excited after the meal. Anyway, for each of the dish, they recommend wine pairing.
We took a romantic walk along the harbour which is around 10 minutes walk from the Salamanca.
Right next to the harbour, there is shop which can reserve boat trips. The cruises take you to see the bruny island and tasman island. One of the offering organisation is called Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. It earned several tourism awards.
It has been a really long drive for my husband. Therefore, after a short walk along the harbour, we went back to the hotel to take an early sleep for tomorrow’s packed schedule: Salamanca market, Sorell Fruit Farm, and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.