J19.2 Mt Wellington & Dark Mofo

By ruzamada
This post is part of a series called Journey 19 ● Dark Mofo 2016
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Today was pretty much a blank canvas as to what to do and see in Hobart, so after a light brekkie and checking out, we headed in our Arctic kit up to the peak of Mt Wellington.
You might remember the stunning city lights I captured in January on Journey 18 but it was a worthwhile exercise to revisit in broad daylight enjoying the views of vast hills and valleys, all the terrain laid out before you. And to our surprise, there was a reasonable amount of snow remaining from recent falls which complimented the refreshing and powerful gusts that continue to no end at the top.

Soon enough it was time for lunch and we headed over to Devil’s Kitchen which had some great reviews – deservedly so – where we grabbed a few burgers and some of my favourite Ginger Beer from Gillespies … dancing back to the car with a box of x12 bottles like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Glad to be making solid progress on my goals during this visit!

After a check-in to the motel in Moonah and a short nap, we got ready to hit the Dark Mofo Winter Feast which I have to say, blew my mind away with the great effort, theming and welcoming family atmosphere of the whole space, both indoors and out. There’s a great variety of food stalls offering quality cuisine to suit all tastes, sweet and savoury, along with fine beverages such as the world renowned Whiskys, Gins, Wines, Beers and of course more Ginger Beer where I lost my composure from excitement!!

Outside were lots of fireplaces, live music and entertainment and very laid-back vibe that warmed-up the usually chilly area outside the Salamanca Markets. Genuine, wholesome food, lots of smiles and happy tummies.

Being nearby, we ventured up the road to explore the Dark Park and the House of Mirrors which was a very entertaining, open-roof maze between hexagonal frames, some with mirrors, others without. Lots of laughter and a few people bumping their noses! There were a host of other interesting art installations and it seems like we haven’t seen the full show so I’m sure we’ll return for another visit this week.

Tomorrow is a mostly free day to roam and explore, smile and laugh a bit more.

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Doloris Mazur
Doloris Mazur
6 years ago

To experience this wonderful country of ours, like Adam does, the Minister for Tourism should take note of those journeys. Maybe then Australia would be advertised in a more positive note.
The simple pleasures offered by our nature, together with those spectacular events taking place and the richness of our culinary delights, all show that every tourist travelling to any part of Australia can experience the most satisfying joyous moments.

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