4 FREE things to do around Hobart

Once you’ve just invested in an airline ticket to cross the Pacific, or maybe just one across the Bass Strait, you’re probably looking for some free things to do around Hobart.  While getting to Tasmania can be quite the journey, there are many affordable things to do once you arrive! Here are 4 free things to do around Hobart.  And a bonus, all of them are family-friendly. #1 Cascade Brewery  The restaurant and gardens at Cascade Brewery are absolutely free to …

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Three Generations Roadtrip: Hobart to Port Arthur, Tasmania

A road trip from Hobart to Port Arthur is not one you’ll soon forget. Port Arthur Historic Site is one of 11 historic sites in Australia that together form the Australian Convicts Sites World Heritage.  However, while the history of Port Arthur is engaging for the entire family, the drive from Hobart is just as exciting. Here is my advice on where to stop – plus things to know before visiting Port Arthur, Tasmania Getting to Port Arthur from Hobart …

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A Walking Tour of Melbourne- with kids

Oh, Melbourne.  When we began planning our family trip to Australia the husband made one condition- if we were spending the big bucks to take a family of five Down Under, we’d 1.) Go in summer and 2.) Go to the Australian Open.  Knowing those two stipulations, we knew we’d go in January and we’d have to make a stop in Melbourne.  Here’s our guide to a walking tour of Melbourne with kids.  Taking a walking tour through the city is …

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Four Family-Friendly things to do in Port Stephens, New South Wales

A well-known escape for those from Sydney and the Hunter Valley- Port Stephens is a tropical oasis about 2.5 hours north of Sydney.  The Port Stephens region is a haven for local travels, but caters to the overseas visitors as well.  It’s the perfect family-friendly destination with no lack of things to do! “The Bay” is actually 2.5 times the size of Sydney Harbour.  It’s a much shallower harbour, so it’s perfect for dolphin-spotting and kayaking.  You could easily visit …

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City Travel Guide: Hobart with Kids

I read so many things about Hobart before we visited, and truth be told, it did not disappoint.  Hobart’s population of  218,000 people makes it a small, desirable place.  Hobart is easy to navigate, traffic is light, and while our accommodation and rental car were by no means cheap, Hobart is worth the trip! Here is my guide for travel in the city of Hobart- with kids. The main tourist centers in Hobart are Battery Point, Salamanca Place, and Franklin …

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Australia Day in Sydney

What we did + tips for if you go Ever since returning from my year as an exchange student, I was kicking myself for not attending Australia Day in Sydney!  Australia Day is regarded as a party day for Aussies the same way Americans regard the 4th of July.  Being in Sydney for Australia Day is truly a Bucket List experience. One added benefit of going to Australia Day in Sydney was that for the past few years, the date …

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