Our base for the weekend was in Cygnet. We picked a beautiful bed and breakfast for two reasons, it had an amazing bath tub and I'd been jonesing for a bath AND the name of it was "Green Gables Bed and Breakfast" and we all know how much I love Anne. SO MUCH. If you're travelling to Tassie - check 'em out! It was a truly fantastic place to stay.
I flew in on a Friday night after work and then we drove to Cygnet. On Saturday morning we began our adventuring. First up? The Tahune Airwalk.
The airwalk allows you to walk amongst the tree canopy and out over a river. It's pretty spectacular. But what is MORE spectacular was the Huon Pine walk. On this short walk, you are close to the river's edge where the famous, and now rare, Huon Pine likes to grow. We saw trees that were 450 years old. Trees soothe my soul. (The tree below is not 450 years old. I have no idea how hold it is. It is just beautiful)
Our last trip to Tassie we'd driven by the Apple Museum but had been unable to visit due to timing difficulties. And this time we made it a priority. It was not quite how I expected. But we did learn a bit about the apple farming that went on in Tasmania. And Inspector Climate got to eat some, from what I could tell, delicious apple pie.
Next, we stopped on a farm stand on the side of the road and bought a kilo (2.2 lbs) of cherries for $6. Divine.
By then, I was starving so we stopped at the Lotus Eaters Cafe in Cygnet for lunch. I had, what is possibly the world's biggest salad. And it was fabulous.
After lunch we returned to our bed and breakfast for a bath - with a Lush bathbomb (you guys I've fallen in love with all things lush. It's a problem, I'm ok with it) I was gifted for Christmas, and a nap. After a refreshing snooze, we went to dinner at the Red Velvet Lounge. I had such high hopes for this restaurant. I'd heard such amazing things about the chef and the food and the atmosphere. But I was a bit disappointed. There was nothing on the menu that was gluten free and vegetarian. And although the service was good when I asked what they could do for me, in the end all I got was a salad without the meat on it - and they charged me full price. NOT impressed.
And that was our first action packed day in Tassie.