Tasmania in pictures - November 2017 - (Warning: I talk about oysters a lot)

/ Tuesday, 19 December 2017 /


Bruny Island Ferry. I would love to return another time to do a proper hike (and also dive into another dozen Bruny Island oysters. Tasmania is oyster-heaven.)
At MONA. I really enjoyed the layout of the museum and most of the installations (although it got a bit TOO much/ wanky at times - like what the heck was with the fish and dagger in the bowl.)
Entrance of MONA.
A majority of the museum is underground. They are opening a new wing of the museum next year, which is inspired by an Egyptian lighthouse built for Ptolemy I. It looks fucking insane - like something from the Valley of the Kings.
View from our place in Hobart, overlooking the harbour.
Excuse my face (I had crazy allergies / hay fever!)
Mount Wellington. Is it just me, or does this view have an uncanny resemblance to Queenstown, NZ?
The famous Wineglass Bay!
There was a 3 hr hike down to the beach, which we unfortunately didn't have the time for. I will definitely be back!
 Despite the looks of this gorgeous bay...it has a pretty dark history. Back during the whaling days, the water was said to have been red with the blood of the slaughtered whales, so it looked like a glass of full bodied red wine.
View from the cruise to Wineglass Bay.
The route on the way to the bay was VERY choppy (as in rollercoaster level choppy - no exaggeration, I felt my stomach drop every 10 seconds)
View of Cradle Mountain in the distance.
At the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
 Highly recommend this place for their pancakes and raspberry drinks. I also bought a cute little jam sounveier for a friend.
HNNNNG
Oyster heaven. I reckon we ate more than 12 dozen the whole trip (I'm drooling as I'm typing this).
This batch of  Pacific Oysters was from Lease 65. They were SUPER plump but I still enjoyed the Bruny Island ones much more - they had distinctive seafood-y sweetness and a creamy umami taste (similar to a good Sydney rock oyster)!
Dinner at Mudhouse in Launceston. Wallaby with scallop and crispy bacon! I think we got lucky ordering this dish (my mum's friends weren't wowed by the things they ordered)!
Honestly, Tasmania has AMAZING food and such fresh produce.

Bay of Fires.
Random note - we saw two youths skinny dipping here, in amongst the sightseers HAHA.
Vivid reds at the Bay of Fires. I believe the colour is caused by algae/lichens.
Up close, it felt like I was on Mars!
At Black Cow Bistro in Launceston. This place is a MUST DO for steak lovers.
Scotch fillet! Not pictured (but also delicious): American porterhouse and angus eye fillet. The potato gratin here was also FRICKING BOMB.
Classic shot of lavender ice-cream at Bridstowe Lavendar Farm.
Cataract Gorge in Launceston.

1 comments:

{ Red Strings } on: 31 March 2018 at 23:36 said...

Thanks to the staff at this place for making our event so enjoyable and if I ever get married. I know where to go! Great job all of you. Price was not too bad, considering the quality of food and beverages. Everything at these event locations was excellent.

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