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Tasmania – The Apple Isle

I want to start this post off with a photo and a video taken by my wife while on a 15 day tour of Tasmania, The Apple Isle. The Bay of Fires is home to what is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Bay of Fires is not to be missed during a Tasmanian holiday. There is a reason it was named one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. The Bay’s iconic name comes from Captain Tobias Furneaux as he sailed past in 1773, spotting native fires lighting up the coast line.

Bay of Fires

The Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty with pristine wilderness at its best. It is in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Dove lake where I took this photo had a low water level and is often filled up over the base of the hut giving off beautiful reflections.

One of the highlights was the Gordon River Cruise. We boarded “The Spirit of the Wild” which left Strahan, Tasmania in the morning and then into Macquarie Harbour. We travelled 68 nautical miles, thorough Hells Gates and finally into the mouth of the Gordon River.

Photographed at Sandy Bay, close to Wrest Point Casino.

This vessel was photographed at the Wharf and Constitution Dock areas of Hobart.

Sandy Bay has many large homes, and is known as one of the city’s prestigious areas. In the more southern areas of Sandy Bay, close to the water and also high on the slopes of Mt Nelson, are some of Tasmania s most expensive real estate.

The Gates signal the entrance to one of Australia’s most dangerous harbours – the Macquarie Harbour in Strahan on the rugged and wild west coast of Tasmania.

Hell’s Gates – First Lighthouse = Entrance Island Lighthouse
Hell’s Gates – Second Lighthouse = Cape Sorell Lighthouse

Sandy Bay a quiet little harbour – suburb in Hobart, Tasmania.