So here we are. Our final day in Tasmania. We were physically tired, but spiritually rejuvenated – what a ride it has been so far.
Our initial plan at this point was to do a day trip to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park. However, we had severely underestimated the distance between Launceston and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Simply put, it’s not possible to visit these areas and do the walks in a day. Not a chance.
So we decided to take it easy and visit a destination nearer to town: the Grindelwald Swiss Village.
Day 9: Grindelwald Swiss Village
Located in the Tamar Valley, the Swiss-style village of Grindelwald is an easy 15-minute drive north of Launceston.
Once you step in, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve been transported all the way across the world. The food here, however, is still decidedly Australian.
Not that we’re complaining about that.
Here, there are plenty of cute little shops and props to take pictures with everywhere. The advantage of coming here in the winter is that there’s practically no one around, so you have unobstructed views all around.
If you want a bird’s eye view of the entire place, there’s a hill nearby that will provide you with that – and more.
There isn’t much to do around here, but perhaps that’s the whole point. We spent the day strolling around, snapping photos, and just chilling. Definitely a breath of fresh of air after dashing around Tasmania over the past 8 days.