Finishing off the Great Ocean road journey from Adelaide to Melboure through Kangaroo island, I decided to explore and cycle around my next adventure.. Tasmania !!!!
Tasmania... I am coming! A click before boarding the ferry for an overnight journey from Melbourne to Devonport.
Moments before embarking on yet another beautiful overnight journey, from Melbourne to Tasmania, boarding the Spirit of Tasmania.
Ferry Pass!!! Happiness of feeling the excitement inside.
Bye bye Melbourne!
Well. The ferry had its side of beauty.
Reached Tasmania at 6:00 In the morning, and the city looked so pretty in the early sunlight.
Picked up my 'Surly' from the ferry. Time for some preparation.
Found a perfect place to relax a bit, and gear-up for the ride. Had the right amount of breakfast to stay fit throughout. It was going to take an hour at least to pack my stuff.
Choosing the journey was a confusing decision. I took the help of information centre and finally decided to go towards Burnie Somerset.
Is she gonna jump?
After reaching Burnie, I got in touch with Graham and Leslie, an experienced cyclist, for my night stay arrangements. So, here is my bedroom for Burnie stay.
Good bye to the generous host and his family along with their pet dog. Now the next marked destination is Waratah.
Road to Waratah.
Resting by the road during a ride break, sipping a self-made coffee, and music playing in the background: One of the best parts of the whole cycling tour.
Snakes are poisonous in Tasmania and can kill a human being with a bite. Here is a pic of a Tiger Snake, one of the most venomous.
Waratah Museum: Old hut and the museum.
Tent time at Waratah. A nice way to end yet another memorable day of cycling.
Started my journey towards cradle mountain and of course, I was decided to trek towards the mountain top.
First view of Cradle Mountain.
Journey towards the top starts from here. Prior to the trek, I had to register myself at the registration booth, near Ronny Creek, Cradle Mountain.
Dove lake mesmerised me with its enchanting view. A series of beautiful views started from here.
View on Crater Lake from Marions Lookout.
There are some huts along the way that serve as emergency shelters. The Kitchen hut, on the way to the Cradle Mountain summit.
View of Barn Bluff
Right at the feet of 'Cradle Mountain'. There was a warning from the Information Centre, not to climb it due to bad weather conditions reported for the afternoon. However, I decided to hike to the peak.
During the trek, I saw people coming down after finishing the summit and a few who were walking down due to bad weather warning.
Touching the summit was an amazing feeling and the spectacular view from the mountain top added more delight.
On the way to Tullah.
After searching for a camping spot, finally spotted a place with a beautiful lake view. It was really worth to spend a night here.
Tullah to Strahan.
The Tarkine rainforest.
When you are offered with blackberries on the roadside, why not use it for a sandwich? Here I introduce to you the BlackBerry Sandwich from Tasmania!!!
After reaching Strahan, I found this nice table with refreshing view. I sat there for a while, thinking about the possible options for a free night camping.
My search comes to an end at a nearby hostel and they finally offered me one of their spots for camping.
Exploring around Strahan.
On the way to Hogarth Falls.
Finally I had to say goodbye to the kind hostel owner and 3 cyclists from Europe. It was great to meet them and share experiences.
Information centre in Queenstown.
After reaching Queenstown, I went to the city park for my usual refreshment coffee. However, the rain started to shower when I was about to move towards lake ‘Burbury camping ground’.
The road towards Lake Burbury is a continuous ascending road which helped me in a way to keep my body warm, specially after the rain.
up and up!
In Australia, better to stay away from these biggies.
Linda Valley Cafe
As soon as I came down from Horsetail Falls, spotted this pleasant view and after spending a moment there, I started riding towards lake Burbury camping site.
I took this small road diversion towards Lake Burbury camping spot, Reaching there, I didn't find it a comfortable one to put up my tent. I did although, get a nice glimpse of some wildlife on this road.
My search for a better camping spot ended here. Since the ideal camping spot was filled with rain water, I installed my camp inside the camping kitchen area. The food I cooked on that night was something special, probably because of the tiring day I had.
Beautiful Surly & Nelson Falls.
Some rare moment when you feel sunlight as invaluable. Especially when you are riding an entire day in wet cold and windy environment.
Lunch time near the river.
Reached Derwent Bridge before the sunset and I really loved the place due to its awesome view. Although I had my thoughts to camp there, expecting the wind in open place, I find out a near by place and installed my tent inside the bush.
My next destination was Hamilton and what I came across along the way was a series of splendid landscapes.
Echidna hunting for food in the wild.
Finally reached Hamilton and the first thing I did was to find a wonderful camping spot. I choose a different spot from the regular camping one because of the beautiful view.
Before heading to Hobart, I had my own special breakfast with some unique customisation.
Hobart War Memorial
Mona - Museum of Old and New Art
On the way to Bruny Island.
After cycling through Bruny Island, I decided to visit Mount Wellington, spend a great time there by riding up in the pleasant climate.