After six weeks exploring Tasmania, we are about to get the ferry back to the mainland (or if you’re Tasmanian, we are about to leave the mainland for the North Island). We have seen some special places, that’s for sure. The only two places we haven’t mentioned so far are Bicheno and the Bay of Fires, both on the east coast of Tassie.
The word on the street was that Bicheno was a good place to spot weedy seadragons, so we headed there for a dive. It was an easy shore dive with lots to see – friendly blue throated wrasse, rocky kelp reef, and indeed about five weedy seadragons. We felt strangely at home because it reminded us of one of our favourite shore dives in Sydney, Shelly Beach. As a bonus, above water we saw a bird we had never seen before, a musk parrot.
The Bay of Fires is known for its white beaches and the fiery orange colour of its huge granite rocks. The turquoise of the water completes this beautiful triple-colour palette. At any time of day, this coastline is stunning, but at sunrise the colours particularly pop. There are little hidden rock pools that are perfect for cooling off on a warm day.
So with that, we say farewell to Tasmania, for now. Thank you to all our Tassie friends old and new, to everyone who imparted their local knowledge and helped us plan this part of our adventure. Until next time!