After Apollo Bay, we needed to go to Melbourne to go on The Spirit of Tasmania. The Spirit of Tasmania is a boat that goes from Melbourne to Devonport which is across Bass Strait. The boat looked like a cruise ship and it left on Sunday night. It took one night to get across Bass Strait.
When we got off the Spirit of Tasmania it was really EXCITING because I have never been to Tasmania before. As soon as we got off, we drove to see Uncle Kelvin and Aunty Jan’s lamb farm and house. After a long chat, Mum Dad Tom and I went on Uncle Kelvin’s quad bike around the farm while Uncle Kelvin went on his tractor. We weren’t allowed on the tractor because if we got run over by the tractor wheel it would hurt us badly. The reason Mum, Dad, Tom and I went on the quad bike is because Uncle Kelvin went to feed the sheep and Tom and I wanted to feed the sheep too.
We went all the way down to the last paddock where we jumped the fence and climbed down a steep hill but it was worth going down because at the bottom of the steep hill was Blackfish Creek that has two waterfalls and we went down to both. It was really pretty and noisy with the water flowing and there were tree ferns and moss everywhere. We climbed back up and rode to a sink hole that is on Uncle Kelvin’s land where water bubbles out of the ground and forms a little waterfall, and then back to the farm house. After lunch, Tom and I went up to the cut up room to watch Uncle Kelvin make sausages. The process was really cool.
The next day we went to The Big Tree which is a stringybark which is 62m tall and 16m around the base. These trees can grow up to 90m tall but what makes this tree special is how big it is around the base.
Next we went to Dip Falls. Dip Falls was had rocks that were like hexagons that looked like someone had placed them there. The water was icy cold, very clear but it was also orangey because of the tree sap. It was very pretty.
Next, we drove to Stanley to climb “The Nut” that is a big, rocky, steep hill. It was really hard to walk up in the wind. After The Nut, we went to the Edge of the World, this was a lookout at the mouth of Arthur River.
The next day, we went to Promised land where there was a place called Tasmazia. Here, there were 3 mazes made from hedges and a miniature village including famous icons from around the world.
Then we went on to Cradle Mountain. There we saw SNOW and it actually snowed on us while we were there!! Tom and I played in the snow in the car park, and when we were coming out of the carpark there was a wombat trotting along on the road. It was so cute.