iPhone panorama view of Wineglass Bay

iPhone panorama view of Wineglass Bay

To get to know another part of Tasmania, for this visit we flew into Launceston. Qantas don't fly direct Sydney - Launceston (although Jetstar does), but it gave us an excuse to have a couple of nights in Melbourne, to take in another birthday dinner at Maha.

After 3 nights in an enormous apartment (41 on York) in Launceston, we headed East and then travelled down the east coast, staying a couple of nights in each of Binalong Bay, Friendly Beaches (near Coles Bay), and Spring Beach (near Orford), before cutting across via Richmond and Hobart to Cygnet.

The route took us via the Bridestowe Lavender farm, where we saw enough to make us resolve to re-visit during the peak blooming season, hence our short return trip just a couple of months later.

  • our apartment at 41 on York

  • The actual leaning church after which the vineyard is named. (You can't see the lean from this angle).

  • Binalong Bay, at the southern end of the Bay of Fires

One of the many highlights on this trip was a day cruise from Coles Bay, which took us round the remarkable cliffs of the Freycinet Peninsula to iconic Wineglass Bay, where we dropped anchor for lunch, washed down, of course, by a glass of bubbles.

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Taylor's Beach, nr Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Here are my other photos from this trip, grouped by day.  One day we'll get around to putting some text to them.  Even captions would be a help!

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