Tasmanian road trip, day 3: February 3rd.
Distance: St Helens-Hobart
Drops of rain: none!!
Number of roadkill: Uncountable!
Close to St Helens is Binalong Bay (pop 200), which marks the southern end of the Bay of Fires. The Bay of Fires is a 29 km sweep of powder white sand with crystal-clear seas that´s been called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (Lonely Planet). There is no road that run along the length of the bay. We saw only a small part of the beach(es), but it is possible to do a Bay of Fires walk (four days, three nights).
Cathrine and I thought the sea was pretty cold, but quite a few people were swimming.
We had a walk around in the area, this is Skeleton point.
A local church in St Helens.
This is Wineglass bay seen from the lookout. It has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by US magazine Outside. The beach is within Freycinet National Park, which means you have to pay an entrance fee. You have to go on a small hike/climb from the parking area to the lookout. From the lookout you can do another hike to get down to the beach.
On the third day we saw extreme amounts of roadkill, so it was nice to see some wallabies alive inside the park. They were right beside our car when we came down from the lookout.
The scenery was pretty much the same all over Tasmania, at least from what we saw, like in this picture. It reminds me a bit of the scenery in Serengeti, Tanzania, whilst the coast landscape is a bit like Denmark. The blue sky made a nice contrast in the pictures, and the clouds were more "shaped"(unlike in Sydney where it is either totally overcast or thin layers of clouds). The sky was actually one of the things that fascinated me the most in Tasmania.