Practical services attract Agnes and Nick to Discovery Holiday Park Hobart

April 02, 2014
Practical services attract Agnes and Nick to Discovery Holiday Park Hobart

Agnes and Nick like Discovery Holiday Park Hobart as home base for the GSA Tassie Motor Shacks campervan over three nights. The reasons they like the location are entirely practical.

"For us the caravan parks attractions include regular bus to Hobart CBD, a few minutes to a hotel for dinner and nearby supermarket", Agnes said.

"Despite the four lane freeway access to the park is easy". "There are ensuite sites with concrete slabs and the spacious ensuite is very close", she said. "Towels and bathmats are provided". "The ensuite has efficient heating". "The shower has plenty of hot water and hanging space", Agnes said. "There are barbecue options close and a fully equipped camp kitchen", Agnes said.

Discovery Holiday Park Hobart accommodation suits holidays and business trips. The park has a fully-serviced Conference Centre with internet access, ideal for corporate functions and large groups. The comfortable options at Discovery Holiday Parks Hobart include ensuite, powered Caravan and Motor Home sites and a large choice of cabins, cottages and lodges.

Children enjoy the beach volleyball court and fun playground. Its only a 40 minute drive to the stunning vistas at the summit of Mount Wellington.

Agnes with Honey Pot sales lady
Agnes with Honey Pot sales lady

Hobart attractions and things to see and do include:

Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place on a Saturdays.

Visit The Port Arthur Historical site, and the Female Factory.

Cadbury Chocolate Factory.

Cascade Brewery.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Visit Mona the Museum of Old and New Art.

Visit nearby Richmond and Bruny Island.

The Tahune Forest Air Walk and the Huon Trail.

Lots of great restaurants, cafes and pubs.

On a tour down the Huon Trail Agnes and Nick found The Honey Pot, on the Huon Highway in the picturesque Huon Valley.The Honey Pot is the shopfront of Tasiliquid Gold, the apiary business of Graham, Jacky and Natalie Wright.

They have about 700 hives, and their bees collect a variety of nectar from different floral sources.

They take the bees to Lake Pedder, to Bruny Island, and to the Huon and Derwent Valleys, where they collect Leatherwood and Bush, Prickly Box and Manuka Honey.

The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot

They extract and package all their own honey themselves at their facilities in Judbury, Tasmania.They attend Salamanca Market every Saturday and The Hobart Farmers Market every Sunday, and also sell their products at Agfest, and The Taste of The Huon.

In the Honey Pot store  is premium honey varieties such as the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and also Manuka honey from Bruny Island.

There are also gourmet honey treats such as honey and ginger, honey mustard, creamed honey and honey mead.The Honey Pot has a great range of honey products and gifts, such as skin care products, beeswax candles, and healthy honey sweets.

At The Honey Pot visitors can enjoy free tastings, and watch the queen bee and all her workers, busy making honey in the observation hive.

The Honey Pot is in the Huon Valley Visitor Centre,  about 25 minutes south of Hobart on the Huon Highway. It is open seven days a week.

The Honey Pot is just one of many great experiences along the Huon Trail, including the Tahune Air Walk, local arts and crafts, and gourmet food and wine.

Wooden Boat Centre 2
Wooden Boat Centre 2

Another Huon Trail attractions Agnes and Nick visited was the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania,  a school and visitor centre dedicated to preserving the traditional craft/trade of wooden boat building, and to stimulating and broadening public awareness and understanding of the craft.

The Wooden Boat Centre was initially established in 1990 as the Shipwright's Point School of Wooden Boatbuilding, to teach and preserve the skills of traditional wooden boatbuilding.

It runs a fully nationally-accredited Certificate course which is the only one  operating in Australia, probably the southern hemisphere, and possibly the world.

It is the only school in the world in which the Certificate students undertake the construction of a full-sized, sea-going cruising vessel built in solid timber as their major learning project. Tools and maritime artefacts: adzes, augurs, draw-knives, caulking irons and roving dollies are on display.

Hobart Historic Tours lives up to its name
GoSeeAustralia's Agnes and  Nick love Salamanca Place and  Battery Point Hobart.
The first European settlement in the Hobart area began in 1803 as a penal colony and defensive outpost at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River. So guided experiences like Hobart  Historic Tours has  plenty of  history to work with.

Hobart is second only to Sydney in the depth of its convict  and colonial  heritage and specific tours like Hobart Historic Walk give an introduction to the character of Australia's early settlement. The tour is an easy walk and is wheelchair accessible. Hobart is a city defined by its geographical position, history and heritage. Classical examples of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture abound throughout the city. The one an a half  hour tour starts at the Hobart Travel Centre, cnr. Davey and  Elizabeth Sts, Hobart.

Battery Point is unique in Australia and world famous for its authenticity. The Tour  includes St George's Church and Arthur Circus. Named in honour of Govenor Arthur, the quirky Arthur Circus is a particular example of early colonial architecture.

Between Kelly’s Steps and Hampden Road, Arthur Circus is a circle of old, single frontage cottages dating from the earliest days of Old Hobart Town. This hour and half guided historic experience starts at Kelly's steps in Salamanca Place. This narrow flight of steps joins Salamanca Place to Kelly Street in Battery Point.

Then in a step back to a murky underworld past the Old Hobart Pub Tour explores a time of brothels, smugglers, convicts and grog. This tour, which starts from the Hobart Travel Centre, is not recommended for children. The Old Hobart Pub Tour is suitable only for smaller groups, due to the small size of the pubs themselves, Hobart  Historic Tours says.

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As three week Tassie campervan tour ends Agnes and Nick would be back in a heartbeat

Discovery Hobart ensuite bathroom
Discovery Hobart ensuite bathroom
Discovery Holiday park Hobart camp kitchen interior
Discovery Holiday park Hobart camp kitchen interior
BBQ hut at Discovery Hobart
BBQ hut at Discovery Hobart
Old Apple Corer at the Apple Shed
Old Apple Corer at the Apple Shed
Wooden Boat Centre giftshop
Wooden Boat Centre giftshop
The Honey Pot Soap
The Honey Pot Soap