I spent the past weekend in Hobart, Tasmania with a few friends. We flew down to Hobart on Friday morning, home on Monday night, and had some excellent adventures while we were down there including abseiling down the world’s highest abseil, the Gordon Dam.
It was a lot of fun! The views going down were stunning. When you reached the bottom, you could see the river flowing surrounded by cliffs and trees on both sides – it reminded me of the cave scene in the sixth Harry Potter book. Well, minus the undead and evil spells and fake Horcrux.
To get back up, we climbed 270 ladder rungs (there were 23 ladders separated by small platforms), which was mildly terrifying because the ladders creaked and swayed and, unlike going down, you don’t have any safety ropes to stop you plummeting to your death.
The abseil was the main reason we went to Hobart, and we had fun on the other days we were there too. We drove up Mt Wellington on our first day, which had some splendid views over the city of Hobart – the weather was pretty much perfect the entire time we were there. (Of course, since returning to Sydney I’ve forgotten what sunshine looks like.)
We also drove to some other far away place and saw beaches and rocks and scenery, went to MONA on our last day, and at night entertained ourselves with card tricks, cooking, board games, jigsaw puzzles, and watching F1. All in all, a pretty much perfect long weekend!
More photos are on my Flickr account.