Apr 1, 2014

5 day self-drive in Tasmania - Day 4, Hobart

The next morning, we made an early start for our 2 and a half hour drive to Hobart.

We stopped about an hour later at Swansea at Kate's Berry Farm. Yums! We had a very good morning tea of waffles (best waffles I ever had) and scones and pancakes.

I bought very good strawberry jam from Kate's. Have since run out and wished I had bought more.

Headed next to the historic town of Richmond. Visited the old bridge, watched some ducks and birds muck about,

and checked out the Hobart Model Village. It was novel seeing Hobart as it used to be, just before we headed to Hobart to see it as it is now. (pix from my son's camera)

Richmond is a nice little town to meander around. We admired out the beautiful goods in the lace shop, then had lunch at the Richmond Bakery and CafĂ©. The scallop pies came highly recommended online, but I didn't find anything to rave about.

Another half hour from Richmond is Hobart. We stayed at the Fountainside Hotel, another great find! It's a fraction of the price of the hotels around it has a great location, and I can't fault the services or facilities. Some people on TripAdvisor commented about the noise from the traffic but we stayed on Level 2 and I can't say it was a problem at all for us.

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