…to Tasmania, Australia!

Hinsby beach, Taroona

Hinsby beach, Taroona

After living together for 3.5 years in The Netherlands, Smalltall are packing up and heading for an adventure on the other side of the world in Tasmania!

Small lived out her teens and early 20s in Tasmania so for her it’s more like going home than stepping into the unknown but for Tall it’s a different story! In the beginning of 2018 we spent a couple of months on holiday in Tasmania escaping the Dutch winter. After that trip, the potential of Tasmania was looking more and more appealing so we decided to undergo the looong process of asking for a partner visa for Tall.

Blue Tier Track, Derby

The Springs, Mt Wellington

Blue Tier Track, Derby

The Springs, Mt Wellington

Fast forward through nights of forms, statements, organising and a whole lot of getting on with our lives in Europe; and 1 year later we had our visa (within record time)! But, from then on, we also had an extremely tight deadline to get ourselves to Australia. The visa authorities had given us just 4.5 months to pack up our entire lives and move across the world. It’s been hectic finishing the renovations on our house amongst everything else but, in just 4 short weeks we will head off with just a suitcase each to see what the other side of the world has in stall for us. We arrive the day before Tall’s 30th birthday - what a way to bring in your 30’s!

With such a short amount of time before we leave you’d think we’d be madly organising and packing. Well it turns out Small is better at procrastinating than packing! ENTER…this post:

Tasmania!

Hinsby beach, Taroona

Crater Lake, Cradle MountaiI

In order to stay motivated ;), Small went through her vast collection of beautiful Tasmania scenery shots and has decided they were too good not to share! I mean we really are moving to a kind of paradise! Here are some of our most treasured photographs from the great island below down under.

Cape Raoul, Tasman Peninsula

B34, Campbell Town

Cape Raoul, Tasman Peninsula

B34, Campbell Town

Painted Cliffs, Maria Island

Eddystone Point, Bay of Fires

Painted Cliffs, Maria Island

Eddystone Point, Bay of Fires

These 4 photos were taken during Tall’s first trip to Australia in March 2016, right before Small moved to The Netherlands. They are taken from every corner of Tasmania proving how diverse the landscape is while illustrating some reoccurring colours of the island. The second one has been Small’s desktop image ever since - that says enough!

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck

A10, Central Plateau Conservation Area

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck

A10, Central Plateau Conservation Area

Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park

Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park

C249, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Peninsula Circuit, Freycinet National Park

C249, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Peninsula Circuit, Freycinet National Park

I mean, really! Look how pretty it is!! Can’t wait to be around mountains again.

Solomons Throne, Walls of Jerusalem

Solomons Throne, Walls of Jerusalem

This photo is an absolute favourite from our last trip in 2018 to Tasmania. After 2 long days walking in the heat there’s not much that can describe the feeling of an evening as beautiful as this!

Lake St Clair

Devils Kitchen, Tasman Peninsula

Lake St Clair

Devils Kitchen, Tasman Peninsula

Pool of Bethesda, Walls of Jerusalem

Wombat Pool Track, Cradle Mountain

Pool of Bethesda, Walls of Jerusalem

Wombat Pool Track, Cradle Mountain

Some extras we couldn’t help but add in :D.

It’s fair to say we’re excited to begin the next chapter of this adventure together. More than anything Tasmania offers a huge untouched playground for us to explore while spending some time with our Australian family and friends. I’m sure you can see why we’re looking forward to it.

Bring it on!

Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane as we look forward to our future lives on the other side of the world. Hopefully it will even inspire a few of you to visit this beautiful island we will soon call home.

Hinsby beach, Taroona

Arthur Street, North Hobart


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