Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tasmania Easter Break

For the remainder of my 2014 Tasmanian Easter trip, my partner and I had lots of fish and chips, an overpriced dinner, some more amazing site seeing, farming and whatever else in between. This is not your typical Tasmania Cheese and Wine tasting adventure as I'm not a fan of cheese or alcohol - bummer I know... but this is how it kinda went...

 Welcome to our accommodation in Hobart, we stayed at Wrest Point Hotel Casino 

 this was our magnificent view from the 15th floor

thought I'd throw this in, as it was such a unique shower, there were 5 different shower nozzles lol, it looked impressive but it felt normal to me, water pressure had to be compensated due to the many water distribution route (hence the pressure intensity wasn't up to my liking). I must admit nothing is like taking a shower at home

we took to trip advisor, and #1 on the list was Louisa's Walk, unfortunately due to the public holiday it was closed, but when I called up to book for a tour Ms. receptionist told me that this tour was book out a week ago. So a tip before coming here would be BOOK IN ADVANCE!

This tour was on a Street named Cascade Road, and we stumbled across the Cascade Brewery (who would have thought heheheh). If you're an Australian, you would know that Cascade is famous for their premium beer and drinks, I got so excited when I realised that the beer I see everywhere was made right here, ofcourse I had to take a photo. I hate the taste of beer but I love seeing historical icons that still exist today. 

adjacent to the Brewery there was the Cascade Park, the atmosphere would have been calmer if it weren't for the Easter egg hunt, these kids were hunting for Easter eggs! it looked fun, innocent and exhausting at the same time. I wish I was a child again. I do recommend anyone who visit Hobart visit this place, its so refreshing to be able to breathe fresh air and hear child's laughter with cascading water in the background

#3 on trip advisor was Mount Wellington. It was under 5 degrees when we reached the top, but the bloody view was magnificent, I was over looking the whole of Hobart. there's not much else up here besides the view and winding road. Just don't go on a cloudy day, fog and cloud would block all your view

next pit stop was Barilla Bay, they specialised in fresh oysters, I'm not a fan of anything raw, but I must admit these Oysters were sweet and fresh from the shell. I recommend getting the dozen in the box as it was only $11, the other dozen with lemon & sauce on a plate was about $17, why would you pay more for the same thing?

Barilla Bay Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Mid Way Point, Pitt Water

from there we travelled to Sorell Fruit Farm: most of the fruits here were out of season but luckily we managed to pick some strawberries and apples. The entrance fee was $8, and you get a small plastic container to take home from whatever you've pick.

picking and eating strawberries

birds getting full on apples

there were rows and rows of assorted apples.

This was our harvasting, two buckets of this. Cleaning fruit inside an ice bucket from our hotel room, improvisation lol.

Fish & Chips at Dunalley Fish Market was the next thing we ate, it's not a market but more of a "by the sea fish & chip family eatery" 

the view was again beautiful, it was so peaceful having lunch with a dog & a seal (solitary seal just bathing and showing off, very cute, I don't know if this is the Dunalley Fish Market pet or if it's from the wild which happened to cross path with us that day)

OMG BEST $10 FISH & CHIPS EVER! recommended must visit place for fish & chips in Tasmania Dunalley Fish Market, the seafood was fresh and it tasted authentic like home made food. This is a single portion made for 1, it was enough to fill me and my partner up  as we've been eating along the way. This is incomparable to our dinner at Mures Tasmania the night before which cost us $70 (waste of money)! 

Dunalley Fish Market on Urbanspoon

this was dinner at Mures Tasmania the night before, sorry to say but it was expensive & not fresh, more like a fast food joint for Fish & Chips. 

Mure's Lower Deck on Urbanspoon

 on then way back we passed Seven Mile Beach

the theme & deco in this restaurant was impressive it was very detailed, just imagine yourself shipwrecked on pirates of the Caribbean 

more oysters with special sauce and fried garlic


my $37, 3 skewered grilled scallop a salad and chips, my partner had the same grilled platter but with fish instead. Our total bill rounded up to $160. This place in my opinion has great ambience but the food was overpriced for something I could buy fresh and grill at home, it wasn't as special as the price was. 

    Drunken Admiral on Urbanspoon

just me lounging around waiting to depart, BYE TASMANIA!

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