We chose to do this tour on the final day so we (moreso, I) could cram more into this trip. It was meant to be part relaxing, part tourism, but I felt like we hadn´t done enough travelling.
We could see the mountain towering over us from wherever we were in Hobart. A number of friends had recommended going up to the summit, so we decided that this would be our final adventure. This tour allowed us to say a final goodbye to the city and still have enough time to get ready for our flight that after noon.
Our holiday was during the last week of June. This meant that it was snowing fairly regularly at the summit. We were unable to go the whole way up as the road was closed, which was disappointing. Still, we were able to play with some fresh snow.
The photo above was from about half way up. We got some really nice views over Hobart, although it would have been nicer to get some from the summit.
I´m from Geelong. We don´t get snow here. The only snow I´ve seen is on a daytrip to Mt Buller in year 8. Back then, the snow had been walked on so much that it was just went and barely worth seeing. I´ve always wanted to see freshly fallen snow.
I´d love to do some of the walking tracks in that weather. I got some really nice photos of the snow on plants. It would have been nice to get away from the main tourist area.
We took the opportunity to have a mini snowfight and experiment with photography. The above photo is one of my favourites.
There was also a nice man who offered to get a photo of us together. That was lovely as most of the photos are actually from Glenn (my partner) experimenting with my camera. Except at the airwalk, where I got distracted by fungi.
We were only able to visit here for about 10 minutes, which was a shame. I would have loved to explore it properly. The bus driver was very explicit about ´driving off without us if we were late.´ I sent my boyfriend up ahead to get photos and hung back so I could keep an eye on the bus driver. I was also exhausted and trying to avoid any more hills.
The building was beautiful and I would have liked to have gone inside. Still, I´m grateful that we went. I know what to do next trip!
The Female Factory
The Female Factory highlights one of the things I love about Tasmania. They treasure their past and go to great lengths to preserve it, even when there isn´t much to see. The factor here had a wall surrounding it and a small building with a gift shop and presentation area. It was incredibly basic but you felt like you were part of something bigger.
It´s not much to look at but I thought it was well worth visiting. It is one of the stops on the Red Decker bus in Hobart. In the future, I would use that to visit the factory and the brewery. I´d also take a shuttle to the top of Mount Wellington.