Monday, 1 July 2013

Tasmanian Tourists

Today we've travelled from Hobart to Devonport in Tasmania to board the Spirit of Tasmania this evening to sail across Bass Strait to Melbourne, then drive home to The Rock.  We packed up last night from the Craft & Quilt Fair held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, so had the opportunity today to be tourists in Tassie.  Everyone MUST visit Tassie.  It is one of the world's best kept secrets - a haven for one of the best holidays you could have because Tasmania has so much to offer in beauty and history re the founding of Australia.  Pop it on your bucket list!
There are so many places to visit, but we visited a few as we drove from Launceston (where we'd had lunch with friends) to Devonport.
I hope these tempt you to consider where to go for your next holiday.

Raspberry Farm at Christmas Hills.  Established in 1984 on 12 acres, enjoy a beautiful meal from 7.00am to 5.00pm and purchase some of the luscious products.  We never fail to buy the chocolate-coated raspberries.  Yum.

We were greeted at the Cheese Factory by these painted cows!  Aren't they great?  the Ashgrove Cheese Shop has a variety of Tasmanian Farm Cheese plus many other temptations - we splurged.  Loved the surroundings too.  We missed seeing them make cheese, but we did see all the Tasmanian Gourmet Food.

Best of all was the Chocolate Factory!  The "House of Anvers" is a real chocolate taste sensation.  Their Hot Chocolate is to die for.  John spent all his allowance in one hit I think.  Their gardens were very inviting too.

All of these are on the Bass Highway just east of Devonport. 
Love them all.
Book your holiday now!

Tasmania reeks with history and we both just love it all.  Earlier today I had to visit a Post Office to do some business,  Just HAD to show you the Launceston Post Office.  How beautiful!!!

Just look at the view from inside!
You wouldn't mind going to work would you?

Next, I will report to you on the Craft & Quilt Fair itself.............

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