Hobart, Tasmania

After we left Melbourne on the 23rd we flew straight to Tasmania! I’ve never been to Tasmania before. It’s funny how I love to travel but I’ve never even properly explored my own Australian backyard but I’ve been to countries overseas! It was nice for a change to go somewhere that was reasonably close and had a very short flight time!

We arrived there on the Saturday morning and instantly realized that we hadn’t hired a car. How on earth were we going to get to our hotel or explore Hobart if we didn’t even have a way to drive around!? Luckily there were a few cars that we could book online… but all the deals were basically gone so we just got whatever we could get hahaha.

That day we missed the Salamanca markets because out flight arrived at 2 and the markets close at 3…Its the biggest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere (I think) I really wanted to check out the stalls! Oh well, next time I go to Hobart I’ll be sure to check it out!

We decided to check out Mount Wellington first! The name itself already reminded me of New Zealand! Even the scenery looked a lot like New Zealand. Perhaps its because the distance between the two places were fairly close?

The views on top of the mountain were breathtaking! It was about a 20 minute drive and once we got there it was FREEEEZING! I didn’t anticipate it to be so cold hahah. Luckily I did have a thick jacket with me that covered me from the wind.. but I saw a kid and his family there who were only wearing t-shirts and shorts! I don’t think they handled the cold at all! Here are a couple of pictures!

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The next day we got up early and went to the farmers market! There were so many food stalls there! I tried to try a bit of everything. I bought some fried octopus, some cake, some coffee, tasted some home made honey and waited in a super long line for sushi…

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In the afternoon we visited the Museum of Old and New Art. It’s most possibly one of the most amazing museums I’ve ever been to because it’s just so different and out there. When I mean ‘out there’ I mean ‘OUT THERE’ there are a few vulgar things on display so you have to keep an open mind! Its basically an art gallery that has been drilled into the side of a cliff and goes down four levels. I won’t spoil it for anyone who wants to go but if you havn’t heard of it please look it up and go if you have the chance!

One major tip ( if you have a twisted sense of humour ) : once you enter and go down the lift/stairs to the actual entrance of the gallery. Make sure to visit the toilets that’s next to the bar… go into the third cubicle on the right and if you sit on the toilet…. Use the binoculars

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This was a poo machine…….. it was the smelliest room in the whole museum ahahaha

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its a fat ferrari!!

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In the afternoon we also squeezed in some time to check out the Botanical gardens whilst also almost getting lost! I think the Japanese garden was my favourite!

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The final morning before our flight we drove back up to MONA to see James Turrel’s creation during sunrise!
Copied directly from the MONA website;

{ Turrell harnesses the numinous potential of light and space; kind of like what God would do if He decided to build a gazebo. We see Amarna as an elevation of the museum’s hitherto subterranean ponderings of the human condition. If that sounds vague, that’s because Turrell’s art must be seen to be believed; or, perhaps, not seen, but believed nonetheless.

Amarna operates outside Mona’s opening hours, at sunrise and sunset. No reservations will be taken – just turn up and let Turrell’s perceptual spectacular unfold before your eyes }

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  • http://deluminators.blogspot.com/ Jane

    That view is amazing! MONA sounds awesome as well. I really need to round up some friends and do a Tasmania road trip. It is a shame that I’ve seen more of other countries than I have of my own!

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Thanks Jane! Yeee if you ever have time you should definitely check it out! theres so much to see in tasmania! I never realised until I went there and looked some places up! It’s really beautiful!

  • http://www.amourjnfr.com Jennifer Hua

    Your photos are always so beautifully captured! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to visit tasmania especially after seeing how beautiful it is there a few times on master chef. Mona seems like such a magical place! Farmers markets are my most favourite to visit, I bet you found some good food there, that donut looks so yum! I haven’t been to a museum in the longest time ever, that museum of old and new art looks so interesting I would love to visit something like that one day.

    Jennifer | Amour JNFR

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Awww Thankyou Jennifer! A few of my friends visited Tasmania in the past so I really wanted to go so we we squished Melbourne and Tassie onto the same weekend haha. I’m glad I did! I will definitely be going back again to check it out some more!
      Ye the Farmers markets were really fun because everyone was so helpful and they sold such a variety of things! Home grown honey, milk, flowers, plants, different types of food, coffee and sooooo many sweet stalls that sold donuts and brownies and cakes!

  • http://justjemini.blogspot.co.uk/ Jemini Wong

    Wow, you’ve just made me want to visit Australia even more than I already do! All your photos look so amazing and beautiful! The Japanese Gardens look so pretty and Mona looks and sounds like such a peaceful and enchanting place. If I ever get to visit Australia, I definitely need to visit Tasmania. xx

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    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Thankyou for visiting Jemini! Australias probably a very long plane trip right? Hopefully you get to organise one soon where you can visit all of our states and territories! I really want to go to the UK too! When i was younger I actually really wanted to move there too ahhaha I don’t know why but it just appealed to me!

  • http://www.diamondcanopy.com/ Winnie

    Wow this looks incredible! The scenery looks breathtaking. I would love to sit on those rocks and take in that wonderful view. I love the photos of the exhibition you went to and those beautiful gardens, it looks so peaceful. You make me want to go on holiday.

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Thanks Winnie! Will you get any time off soon to travel?

      • http://www.diamondcanopy.com/ Winnie

        Not until HK in July – but that will be nice! It’s not exploring anywhere new, but it will still be lovely to escape for a bit!

  • Yuka Suzuki

    Hahaha, that art museum looks amazing – now I really want to go visit! I’ve never seen or heard of anything like it! Such beautiful photos and literally looks like you had such a fun time at both melb and tassy xx hugssss!

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    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Hi Yuka!! Thankyou 😀 yes you should go if you ever have the time! It was a very unique experience because I’ve never visited a museum like it!
      When will you be going back to Singapore? Lets make a meetup/brunch happen! 😀