Reading time: 2 minutes...THURSDAY the 21st, 6.30am local time. Morning loyal Reader… At last, we’ve arrived! But although we’ve reached Australia, we’re not quite done yet! But before any more travelling, a quick fuel-stop was required! That’s better! Now back to the globe-trotting. It’s now just one more hop (I think I AM turning into a kangaroo!) and the holiday can officially begin. We’re bound for Tasmania but first we need a virgin! Well, a Virgin flight that is (the VA1320 to Hobart, leaving at 11.20am and arriving at 12.35pm). And although we didn’t plan it, we actually walked about 5 miles in the airport due to THREE gate changes Gate 1… Gate 5… and eventually Gate 13! I don’t know much about Tasmania (or ‘Tassie’ as the locals call it – the ‘s’ is pronounced as a ‘z’) so here are a few factoids…
we booked a trusty Hyundai Tucson SUV we were given a newish Nissan X-Trail, courtesy of Budget Rent-a-Car. Although it wasn’t what we were expecting, it drove well and was very comfortable and only cost £174.33 for 6 days.
And then it’s just a short 10 mile road-trip to our first accommodation of this break: The Zero Davey Boutique Apartments.
1.30pm, Arrival: Ann’s booked us one of their Studio Apartments with a view overlooking the Harbour…
We made it! Hello Holiday! 😁 👍
Our Studio Apartment (room 21).
More about the local area tomorrow, but for now a bit of unpacking and then some sleep! 😴😴
- Half-a-million inhabitants
- 26000 square miles in size
- Located 150 miles south of the Australian mainland
- Its slogan? “The Island of Inspiration”…