For a couple of girls with limited hiking experience (limited being the generous term), Grace Rosenblatt and I did not know what we were getting ourselves into when we booked flights to Tasmania.
For those of you who don’t know––and I’m not judging if that’s most of you––Tasmania is an island off the southern coast of the Australian mainland. And, when we first landed, we were convinced it was populated by more sheep than people.
In the days leading up to our trip, we booked tours around the major ‘bucket-list’ destinations because of the beautiful views and cool photo ops. However, the hours of hiking ahead of us to get to those picturesque places apparently never crossed our minds.
As you can imagine, sending the two least direction savvy people off on intense hikes led to a few hours of off-trail hiking, about 12 ‘I almost just died’ moments, and a bunch of sing-a-longs to mask our fear. The breathtaking views at the top of Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay, however, made all the scrapes and twisted ankles worth it.
Packing for a weekend trip can be challenging for any fashion lover––it’s in our nature to overpack! In my experience, it’s best to pack light dresses and rompers to make outfit planning easy. After long a long day of adventure, it was nice to come back and have a cute, easy look to throw on for dinner in the city of Launceston. My favorite summer dress and platform sandals was the perfect option––and a nice break from workout clothes and sneakers.
If Grace and I learned anything from our weekend adventure, it’s that anyone traveling to Tasmania should probably train for a half marathon before, and if you’re unsure about a hiking path, ask someone before you go two hours the wrong way!