Beach Cottage on Tour

Mon 8th, Apr, 2013

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Morning and welcome to the last instalment of my trip to visit more of Australia with Tourism Australia and TQUAL…a whirlwind tour of the beauty that is Australia.

I didn’t think there was much more that could impress me when on a visit to Australia after seeing some of Tasmania’s stunning coastline on a boat, the loveliness of Adelaide, flying high over Queensland and the wow factor of the Northern Territory…all of that was amazing…but then, well then it only got better…and if you are up for some nature photography Australian style this is the way to go..eye candy everywhere!

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Our first stop on this leg of the tour was Port Arthur Historic Site for lunch and I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by more amazing nature and colours…then we went outside..oh yeah…to be honest it felt a little bit like stepping back both in time and to another country…this place had a whole lot of the English about it, only tinged with the colours of Australia, really it doesn’t get much better than that…

When the English came here they brought with them trees and buildings…if there is one thing the English do well, it’s those…

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Seeing oaks and acorns brought a lump to my throat I wasn’t expecting…

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It’s kinda hard to capture the beauty of the trees I miss from the Old Country….you don’t get many of these on Sydney’s beaches…

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Next we moved to Hobart…I will be coming back…


I was in old building and architecture heaven, topped off with the most brilliant blue sky and clear air ever…


Unfortunately our schedule was so tight I didn’t get to stop here for too long…


Because we were on our way to this little beauty for a leetle bit of sea-planing with Tasmanian Air Adventures

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Words can’t really describe this…

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While travelling with Caz from yTravelblog, Nat from MummySmiles and the lovely Lauren Instagrammer extraordinaire there was much laughing, we got on famously but when we first glimpsed this there was silence…


you could hear a pin drop…


The famous Wineglass Bay did not disappoint…


And this is Hazard’s Beach …


…beautiful, desolate, pure, calm, peaceful and nature doing her thing…it doesn’t get much better than this…I am a girl who loves an Australian beach and I’ve seen a few now in my time…this, well this was out of this world…


…getting a park took on a whole new meaning here!


Everything was so gorgeous, almost like being in a film set, somehow quite unreal…a shame we did not have a chance to stay longer…


I hope you have enjoyed my travels, I really enjoyed the photography, I still have a lot to learn but I must say it was hard to get a bad picture with this eye candy all around…


Don’t forget the competition here – it’s open for a few more days!

I will see you soon, I m getting ready for a new site launch here this week so am a bit busy…it’s looking good already…

Love from the Lucky Country


A Beach Cottage explored Tasmania courtesy of Tourism Australia  & T-QUAL

the T-QUAL Tick is Australia’s symbol of tourism quality, meaning you can be confident your expectations will be met, you can trust high standards & quality experiences and you will get value for your money – you can go here to find operators all over Australia who have the T-QUAL accreditation so you can be sure of a good experience on holiday x

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31 Responses to “Beach Cottage on Tour”

  1. Selby says:

    Beautiful photo trip! Thanks for sharing:) xx

  2. Kat says:

    Sarah I am so pleased you enjoyed your quick trip to Tassie.
    There is so much to see here that a quick trip does not do it justice, so I hope you will return.
    I live half an hour out of Hobart by a gorgeous beach, so if you ever make it back this way I would love to meet you for a drink and a chat in Hobart :)
    We got married in Coles Bay and I agree Wineglass Bay is simply stunning. I have never flown over it though, have always had to do the walk up and over the saddle. (Great for the glutes!) ;)
    What a lucky life you live to be chosen to visit all the beautiful places that you have.

    • sarah says:

      I can imagine that is a very good walk for the glutes lol!

      I loved where you live…you are one lucky duck! x

  3. Cherrie says:

    Simply stunning views and photography. Thankyou so much for sharing. Cherrie

  4. Emma says:

    Oh so gorgeous! The old travel bug is seriously biting!!! Lucky you :-) Am guessing it might be so very nice but also a little bit horrid to be home… am off for a cup of tea – nothing like tea to drown the travel bug!

  5. Beautiful beautiful pics Sarah…xx

  6. Felicity says:

    So envious right now. Absolutely stunning photography, sure brightened up my Monday blues.

  7. Jenny Bowman says:

    Wow, yet again some stunning photos. How lucky you are to get such an opportunity! And what memories you will have. I have loved the tour. You did a grand job. (And I agree about the oaks, just so English) and they looked good under a blue sky, just wish we got more of those over here.

    • sarah says:

      yes it was a little odd to see oaks with the vivid Aussie sky and the acorns on the ground gave me goosebumps!

  8. Rowen says:

    Thank you for treating us to such stunning images of your travels. I’ m not surprised you were stunned into silence with the beauty of it all. Love the picture of you all jumping at the beginning, it is such a joyous image. Rowen@ Coastal Colours x

  9. Wow, it was so nice to escape to paradise with you right before going to work on a Monday morning!

  10. krissie says:

    I can’t believe tassie has acorns!!! how good is that? if I ever get there I will collect some to remind me of my life in the Uk where I used to live.

  11. Claire says:

    My, you really are rocking that New Year’s travel resolution, aren’t you girl?! Great pictures which cheered up my Monday x

  12. Amanda says:

    Looks simply wonderful!
    Glad you really enjoyed your break.

  13. Jenny says:

    Wow – I have been lusting after a trip to Tasmania for some time now – this has increased my determination to get there! I also hear it’s a foodie paradise & that’s good enough for me!! I was also blown away by your Port Arthur photos – it is incredibly similar to the historic precinct on beautiful Norfolk Island – I guess they were established at similar times, using similar materials. Another island paradise that I can personally thoroughly recommend! Glad you’ve had such a fantastic opportunity to see a bit more of Oz & have been so generous sharing with us out there in blogland!

  14. laurie says:

    Wow. I am speechless and utterly amazed at the beauty of your country, Sarah! It’s just breathtaking!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us! :)

    xoxo laurie

  15. alison says:

    Wow Sarah. These photos took me on a mental holiday. Thank you.


  16. Hi Sarah
    Fabulous article and awesome photos. Gavin (he says hi) asked me to let you know about the link (and your photo) included for “A Beach Cottage” in this article ~ http://www.think-tasmania.com/t-qual/
    So glad you enjoyed your time in Tasmania, and hope you get to return for a longer stint.
    All the best, Tania
    PS Lovely blog, by the way. Makes me want to buy a cottage and renovate!!