5 Reasons why you should plan a trip to Tasmania

Written by The Bug

Last time i made a spontaneous trip to Hong Kong and Macau during semester one’s mid semester break – See The Macau Bucket List

This time, i impulsively decided to go to Tasmania during the coldest time of the year. I was sure Tasmania would be “just another Australian outback”, and i didn’t expect too much from it – reason one being the “cold” seeing that it would be around the zero degrees celsius range.

HOWEVER, i’ve taken my words back and honestly, everyone should plan a trip to Tasmania sometime. It is a natural beauty and here are my top 5 reasons as to why you should plan a trip to Tasmania.

1. Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain

 

As of above, i hate the cold and the rain, but this was “mind blowing”. I felt like i was in Justin Beiber’s music video, “I’ll show you”, cause trust me, (despite the cold and the fact that it was actually SNOWING), it was so picturesque. The snapchat video below doesn’t do it justice, but at least you could see the snow and the view a little more.

 

Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain

 

2. Tamar Island

Tamar Island
Tamar Island

 

Imagine walking through wheat fields and riverbanks while watching the sunset. It was like a maze full of aesthetics. The whole walk from beginning to end should have taken 1.5 hours, but it took so much longer cause i was so guilty of stopping everyone just to take photos. I mean, you can’t say no to an “Instagram moment” when there’s one everywhere you look right?

 

Tamar Island
Tamar Island

 

3. Tessellated Pavement

Tessellated Pavement
Tessellated Pavement

 

I was actually quite confused when i saw this. I was following a sign that said “Pirate Beach” and it led me to this beauty! Imagine tiles, or even a chess board, but like carved into the ground. I went when the sun was about to set, so it really bought out the blue hues of what it looked like in real life.

 

Tessellated Pavement
Tessellated Pavement

 

Tessellated Pavement
Tessellated Pavement

 

4. Port Arthur

Port Arthur
Port Arthur

 

What really caught my eye was the architecture here (apart from the numerous ghost stories and tours which they offered for the brave). They provided a boat tour at Port Arthur, and from that cruise, you really do get to see the beauty of this whole empire.

 

Port Arthur
Port Arthur

 

5. Richmond Bridge

Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge

 

I don’t know why but the Richmond Bridge gives me storybook vibes. Like you know how the illustrations in storybooks always has a well- built bridge? Well this is it, but it’s in real life. There’s also heaps of swans and ducks around the lake which makes it good for those day you want to go out exploring – and taking photos.

 

Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge

 

There are definitely more than five reasons as to why you should visit this Tasmania – for one, you get to see the true beauty of Australia which you don’t see here in Sydney!

 

Flora C.