We arrived in Hobart late afternoon, picked up the car (which thankfully is smaller than the last one) and checked into the hotel in the town centre. Then we went for a walk to the waterfront and found some dinner in a little Italian restaurant in Salamanca Square before heading back to the hotel to do some washing (v exciting!). Hobart felt very cold compared to Sydney and the view of the hills was slightly obscured by the rain clouds. The waterfront area seemed nice though – still a bit industrial as it hasn’t had the full bar & coffee shop conversion of some cities.


Today we headed off to Port Arthur for a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site, which is a former prison where they sent British convicts in the 1830′s. It was quite interesting and we spent most of the day there.

Port Arthur Flour Mill Penitentiary The cells

They also do an lantern-lit ghost tour which we set off on at 9pm. Tom was very scared [Tom - no I wasn't!] but I held on to his hand tightly so that the ghosts didn’t get him. It was quite funny to watch a couple of people jump out of their skins a few times though.

On the ghost walk

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