DM and MM's Tasmania Trip Diary

Day 14 - Hobart to Nabeena

Saturday, 8 April, 2000

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Fountain,
Port Arthur.

Penitentiary.

Convict Church.
Busy day!

Rose as 7am and showered and packed the car as we checked out of Hobart. Drove down to the centre of town to check out the Salamanca Markets - got a free park only a minute's walk away while everyone else was paying for theirs. Saw lots of interesting stuff - bought a German bratwurst to eat and Michelle got some chocolate for presents for Anthony and her dad.

Left about 10am for Part Arthur. Drove pretty much straight through, stopping briefly at Eaglehawk Neck to see the Tesselated Pavement, Blowhole, Tasman's Arch and Devil's Kitchen. We also stopped at the Tasmanian Devil Park where we saw bunches of cute animals.

At Port Arthur (got there about 13:45) we got on the harbour cruise which is included in the entry ticket, then spent the afternoon wandering around the site - taking lots of photos! It was really good.

Left about 5pm to go to Nabeena and check in to tonight's accommodation - quite nice after the place in Hobart! We asked the reception guy about the local pizza place and he said to go early because they close up at 6:30 if they are not busy, so we decided to go at 5:30 and the guy said it would be 20 minutes. It was 6:10 when we got our pizzas and by 6:20 they had finished making pizzas for the night!

Went back to the motel and I had a swim for a while in the heated pool which had almost no lighting. After a shower we headed back to Port Arthur for our 8:15 ghost tour. Spoooooky! It was a lot of fun.

Eventually drove back to the motel and retired.


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