Monday, December 7, 2009

On Fields and Pouches

It was a pretty good day today. We took off out of Hobart this morning and set our sights on Mount Fields National Park. I had read about this on Boots 'n All and it was on my initial plan for our time in Tasmania, so I am glad that we ended up doing it. We did a few of the shorter return walks, a number of which are lists on Tasmania's Top Short Walks List. One of them was the Russell Falls walk which is a very short one right behind the visitors center. Ten minutes in you run into a beautify terraced waterfall which we were debating might have been one of the cooler waterfalls we've seen.

We also did part of an alpine hike, but it started raining and that forced us to turn back sooner than we would have liked. Got some pretty cool views of the valley though.

After Mount Fields we wandered just down the road to an animal sanctuary and saw a ton of the cool Australian animals. We saw Tasmanian devils, wombats, a couple of different types of wallabies, some more koalas and kangaroos, a few others that were awesome but escape my memory and a wild platypus swimming and diving in a stream. How was your day?

1 comment:

  1. the wombat was my favorite animal for a long long time. so cute!