Tasmanian Tour - Day 4

Tasmanian Tour - Day 4

By Max Seebohm

Categoris: tasmania | Tags: tasmania

Cases out, breakfast eaten and off we go again, heading for Campbelltown . A chance for a coffee and walk. Brian walked the group along the Main Street telling them various stories of the buildings and the pavement bricks. Each brick represented a convict explaining their age, crime and sentence. These bricks ended at the Red Bridge. This was built by convicts with one and half million bricks, taking one year to build. Near this bridge was Blackburn Park where tree stumps have been carved by chainsaws to represent things of the district past and present. Very spectacular!

Next stop early lunch at Ross after a short drive around the little town. The water level at the Herbert Arthur bridge was quite high, another convict bridge. Prize winning vanilla slices and other pastries were consumed by us for lunch. Many people enjoyed wandering the Main Street looking at the beautiful old buildings and wares in the shops. Many lovely antiques shops along the way.

Next stop was Oatlands where we enjoyed a guided town tour. We even saw a working mill that was used for crushing grain. A drive over the Tasman bridge to a lookout to look back at Hobart and our accommodation was where we had our afternoon tea. The cruiseliner that we had seen in Melbourne on day 1 was in port so that was a talking point.

We enjoyed a beautiful drive to Hobart Wrest Point Casino our home for the next three nights. Before dinner we were able to watch the cruise liner leaving the docks from our hotel rooms quite a beautiful sight on this lovely harbour. A quick freshen up and change and it was eating time again. A delicious buffet was on offer tonight.

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