Flooding in Tasmania

We encountered flooding throughout our travels in north-east Tasmania. The recent weather had been extremely wet and large areas of the Australia state had issued weather warnings.

Richardsons Beach in Freycinet

On our final morning in Freycinet National Park we visited Richardsons Beach. The beach was stunning in the still early morning.

Pademelons at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

During our time in Cradle Mountain National Park, we were treated to visits from small marsupials each morning. The first morning we saw our first pademelon. It came right up to our balcony.

Isthmus Track Circuit in Freycinet

The walk is 11km from the main car park. We walked from our accommodation and extended the route to 16km return. The walk encompasses both Wineglass Beach and Hazards Beach.

Sleepy Bay in Freycinet

Sleepy Bay is on the east coast of Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula. Unlike Honeymoon Bay, this bay is not sheltered from the ocean and the waves are more evident.

Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet

Honeymoon Bay is a small beach just a short walk into the national park. The sea was calm and there was almost no sound. It was beautiful.

Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is a stretch of coastline along the north east of Tasmania. The name comes from sailors noticing camp fires lit along the coast by the local people. In tourist literature the name is also used to refer to the red lichen that grows on the rocks.

Launceston to Saint Helens

The countryside around Launceston is green, agricultural, and beautiful. The wet weather helps ensure the hues remain green and provide fun hanging whisps of mist over the higher land.

Cataract Gorge near Launceston

Almost attached to the Tasmanian city of Launceston is Cataract Gorge. This deep gorge is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

Waterfalls in Cradle Mountain National Park

Having completed the Dove Lake walk, we returned to the vistor centre. Rather than head back to our accommodation, we set off back out into the rain to do three other shorter walks. Two of the walks lead to notable waterfalls.