Photos: Travel Moments of 2016

1. Taiwan

Wuling Mountain, Nantou

Wuling Mountain, Nantou

Alishan

Alishan

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HeHuan Mountain

HeHuan Mountain

Mt ZhuShan

Mt ZhuShan

 

2. Sydney, Australia

Crater Cove Lookout, New South Wales

Crater Cove Lookout, New South Wales

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Cosmic Carmen, New South Wales

Cosmic Carmen, New South Wales

 

 

3. Tasmania, Australia

Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires

Truganini Lookout @ The Neck, Bruny Island

Truganini Lookout @ The Neck, Bruny Island

Wineglass Bay Lookout, Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay Lookout, Freycinet National Park

Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park

Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington

 

4. Victoria, Australia

East Warburton Redwood Forest

East Warburton Redwood Forest

The Balconies, Grampians National Park

The Balconies, Grampians National Park

Halls Gap, Grampians National Park

Halls Gap, Grampians National Park

Boronia Peak, Grampians National Park

Boronia Peak, Grampians National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Mount William, Grampians National Park

Mount William, Grampians National Park

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Mackenzie Falls, Grampians National Park

Mackenzie Falls, Grampians National Park

Mount Oberon, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Mount Oberon, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Williamstown 

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Williamstown 

Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula National Park

Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula National Park

Lake Daylesford

Lake Daylesford

 

5. South Australia, Australia

Cape Jervis, South Australia

Cape Jervis, South Australia

The Blue Lake, Mount Gambier

The Blue Lake, Mount Gambier

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Kuitpo Forest

Kuitpo Forest

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Kuitpo Forest

Kuitpo Forest

Newland Head Conservation Park

Newland Head Conservation Park

Waitpinga Beach, South Australia

Waitpinga Beach, South Australia

 

6. Queensland, Australia

Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

Bellbird Lookout, Lamington National Park

Bellbird Lookout, Lamington National Park

Greenmount Beach

Greenmount Beach

Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley

Fitzroy Island Summit, Cairns

Fitzroy Island Summit, Cairns

Byron Bay, NSW

Byron Bay, NSW

Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck, Gold Coast

Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck, Gold Coast

It has been a year filled with so many amazing experiences and opportunities and i'm so thankful for everyone who has walked into my life this year (be it as blessings or lessons). It's been a roller coaster ride, there have been some great moments and some low points but at the same time it has taught me to be the author of my own life story. 

As 2016 is coming to an end, my only resolution into the new year is to take everything i've learnt in the past and strive to be the better self than i was. Thank you everyone who has been following my journey. Thank you for everything :')

Oh Tassie

From Hobart, discovering Bruny Island's wildlife and walking trails, road tripping on the Great Eastern Drive which brings me to spectacular national parks, and beautiful beaches. With limited signal, getting lost, driving with the oil warning light on etc. Probably the best road trip i have ever had.

Fresh air, raw beauty of nature, absolutely blown away by the scenery; Bruny Island Lighthouse: Catch a vehicle ferry from Bruny Island Ferry (Kettering) and approximately 1.5hours drive to Cape Bruny Lighthouse. The downfall was long way on gravel road, not a great drive to get there but the great scenery made it all worth it.

Another 40mins drive from Cape Bruny Lighthouse to The Neck Lookout. Climb the 279 steps to the Truganini Memorial (about 10-15mins slow hike up) for broad views of both ends of the island.

View from the top of Mt Wellington, truly breathtaking. Very cooool view, by cool i mean... FREEZING! It was like 1 degree celsius but worth it. Be sure to wrap up well because its cold and windy at the top.

From Hobart to Mount Field National Park, approximately 1.5hrs drive. A wander through the rainforest, easy walk to the iconic Russell Falls. There is another two falls in the park- Lady Barron Falls and Horseshoe Falls (longer time required). Note: a valid park entry permit is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks. Refer to http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=914 for more info.  

What a beautiful world we live in. Wineglass Bay Lookout, a bit of a steep walk, moderate level of fitness is required, not suitable for the unfit! If the climb doesn't take your breath away, the view at the end certainly will. You will be rewarded for your effort with a panoramic view to write home about.

The Bay of Fires: The rocks surrounding the beaches contain an orange lichen that gives the rocks and amazing warm fire glow. The beaches here are pristine with sparkling sapphire water, red rocks and white sand; a photographer's wet dream i would say. What a beautiful sight that i could stay forever just gazing at its beauty.

The possibility of seeing the Aurora Australis depends on the solar flare activity. Visit Aurora Australis Forecast for an hourly aurora forecast or follow Aurora Australis Tasmania FB Group to help aid your aurora viewing. The further South and the further away from lights, the higher your chances. You can also check here for suggested aurora-viewing locations.

Before you visit Tasmania, here's some tips for you: 

  1. Limited phone reception- Download Offline Maps with GPS navigation on your smartphone
  2. Watch out for the wildlife, drive with care
  3. Embrace the petrol station- Fill up the tank at gas station often as you may be travelling through the middle of nowhere pretty frequently
  4. Pack snacks, AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
  5. The weather is unpredictable, pack for warm and wet weather

Read more at: http://thesmartlocal.com/read/beautiful-places-tasmania

Safe travels! xx