The last Tassie Trip post saw us dropping in at Deloraine and Devonport for coffee on our travels from Launceston en-route to Stanley. There was still much more to see as we travelled along Bass Strait at the top edge of Tasmania. The next place we stopped in at was Penguin, a gorgeous little seaside town that takes its name from a nearby Penguin rookery. At the 2011 census, Penguin had a population of 3924. We were only there for a quick loo stop and squizz around but long enough to see that it was a pretty little place that would make a wonderfully relaxing holiday destination and we’d love to come back for a longer stay another time. Here are a few snaps I took while we were there.
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/125s
Next we stopped for lunch at Wynyard, a relaxed seaside town famous for flat-topped Table Cape and fields of stunning tulips, though sadly we didn’t see any tulips in flower when we were there (perhaps we just didn’t look in the right spot or maybe it just wasn’t the right time of year?!).
Located at the mouth of the Inglis River, Wynyard is a popular holiday spot for beach activities, ocean and river fishing, and lazy drives through picturesque landscapes. At the 2011 census Wynyard had an urban population of 5,061 and a total greater population of 5,990. We actually had the most divine roast dinner for lunch at the RSL at a really good price too. I’m afraid I didn’t take any photographs around the town but I did take some from Wynyard Table Cape Lookout before we got into town and also took some shots at Wynyard Beach.
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
The next Tassie Trip post will feature Stanley – pretty sure it is my favourite place visited on our Tassie Trip. There is something so special about this place. Just wait until you see!
Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far: Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls, Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston, Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, and Day 8 – Deloraine and Devonport.
Ciao for now,