Drip, drip, drip and the next thing you know, rain is falling down from the sky. It’s a great excuse to get close and cosy with that special someone isn’t it? So how do you spend a romantic raining Sunday afternoon in Tasmania, you ask? This magical place looks like somewhere where the greatest love stories would have taken place. You will feel like the rest of the world doesn’t exist and the whole world now belongs to the two of you. With land that has no ending and the ocean that can be awed from the top of the cliff- it’s your window to Thalia Haven.
There are so many fancy hotels in Australia: Hilton, Mantra, Ovolo, Novotel, Sofitel, Accor… these luxury chained hotels are like Superman, Batman, Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, you will (have to) see them once a year with your friends, lovers, family, bffs, bbfs, just to satisfy your own needs or theirs, but once a while or once a life time, you have to try something different, aka The Gift? or Knock Knock? Just like Islington Hotel Hobart, when u read about it before you going in, you be like “yeah yeah yeah, oh one another luxury boutique hotel.” but once you left, the memories does stand out from all others… So team Bloggers Boyfriend experienced this most luxury and historic boutique hotel in Hobart recently, where Tasmania experience just feels as good as the movie GIFT, without the creepy parts of course. or maybe you can add that when you playing games in that crunchy floored long-hall in the lobby.
There are not many exciting places like Cataract Gorge Reserve in Launceston, but this place may take forever to go through to experience. e.g. Its swimming pool like Bondi Iceburg, cafe and relaxing park, rugged mountain and walking tracks, so pretty much take the whole day for the family to experience them all.
Hobart is a booming travel attraction with unique peaceful and natural surroundings to wonder and visit for a summer escape getaway or that adventure you have yearned for so long. Travel past Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and head further south to another capital city that has a lot to offer than one may have thought! So here, we give you five reasons to travel to Tasmania by visiting the top five places in Hobart!
At first we thought we were lost but then we realised that we were not lost at all! We found the place where we need to be. As we were venturing our way to Mt Wellington we randomly found ourselves in a beautiful open field near Hall Street. Hobart is not a place that’s lost or forgotten, but instead it’s filled with adventures and new discoveries.
photo above: Kurt wearing Bally A/W2016 purple leather jacket with shearling collars, lip printed pyjama shirt, knitted jacket and trousers. Celine sunglasses and Gucci Princeton Kangaroo fur slippers
But first things first, drop your bags at the famous Islington Hotel Hobart. As we still could admire the views of Mount Wellington from the luxe hotel, check out the stylish furnished rooms, their large green gardens, the vegetables and their grown fruits in their hotel backyards. When you are feeling like you just need to take a moment to relax, especially if you are jet-lagged from your travels then enjoy their bubble baths and Aesop Skincare included in the bathroom to cater your luxurious experience. So now you are calmed and pampered let’s go on and continue the adventure in this amazing city called Hobart!
Book your islington room or check the availibility from here
The best things in life are free. A favourite amongst the locals, the Salamanca Market is a must visiting hotspot on Saturday mornings. Jump from stall to stall and be oared by artisan jewellery, clothing, vintage pieces, handmade items, pottery, plants and flowers. Perhaps one that everyone looks forward to is the food. Hobart is known for their eccentric tastings with fresh local produce along with delicious coffee and brunch. Facing the Hobart waterfront are one-of-a-kind sandstone warehouses at the Salamanca Place which is known as one of Tasmania’s well-known landmarks.
If you didn’t come to Mona, you didn’t come to Hobart -end of story.
Located within the Moorilla winery, MONA(Musuem of Old and New Art) is not just the best of Hobart but it is the best of Australia. From the antiques to contemporary- it would definitely like being a kid at the candy store for any art lover. Trust us when we say that it would be an unforgettable experience where you will take with you more knowledge as well as memories. If you are unsure about your travel plans then MONA might have the answers to your worries so make sure you check out MONA Pavilions.
CORNELIAN BAY Boathouse is one of those hidden places that only the locals know about. Joshua brought me here because I couldn’t stand missing out on a chance to capture beautiful photography as all the surrounding houses sit on the water with waterfront views and are painted in different colours. It is the perfect place for an afternoon run around the water.
First Stop: Launceston Airport
There are lots of tourist spots does airport direct transfer, so make sure you check/book before you take all the way to Launceston Transit Centre / CBD area. Do not carry any fruits, honey, vegetables or seeds to Tasmania, that include your suitcases.
Seaport & Tamar River If you love Tamar River, Seafood or sailing, visit Launceston Seaport, there are also accomodations and cafes / restaurants here. Peppers hotel and resort group Seaport, The CUBE Cafe etc.
The Cube Cafe Seaport
Beautiful and spacious interior, New indoor & outdoor furnitures, white tables and warm outdoor areas. The Squid salad and chips tastes good, but the look was regular, service is basic.
Launceston CBD is small but the streets are all clean and organised, some beautiful spots are worthing checking out and photo takings.
When travelling to another place, it’s a new adventure and kind of a fresh start for a that period of time.
Like for Sunshine coast, it is nothing but the peaceful salty wind and forever lasting pounding sounds of the ocean waves; for upper north Queensland, it is the forever summer rain scent from the grasses and bats covered pinky sky sunset; for Melbourne, it is the forever roasted coffee scent from hidden lane ways; and for Hobart, it is the stark and rugged landscapes, diverse architectures and inquisitive people. So here I am, to fall in love with Hobart for a week or two…
Launceston is not as big or interesting as Hobart, but there are some beautiful spots in city area worth checking.
If you read my blog recently, you would know that this is a re-edited post.
I was “working on myself” lately, this post is a sample.
I styled myself with oversized ACNE STUDIOS flocked sweater with baggy boyfriend leather pants during the old version of this post,
and realised it looked really heavy and tired, so here is the new look I want to present today!
Since Sydney has been so hot lately, I had to take a little break to Tasmania, which is my favourite state in Australia since it is so cool during the evenings and can still beaching during the day. Here are some photos I took during the little trip.