was a last minute addition to our trip and a definite highlight.
The island is filled with lovely lakes, majestic mountains,
and strange, yet adorable wildlife. We spent our first three
up in Cradle Mountain National Park, going hiking, canoeing,
and watching the mostly nocturnal marsupials. I got to see
my first wombat, a bizarre creature that looks like a cross
between a koala and a bear cub. We also ventured out to Freycinet
Park on the east coast and Mt. Field National Park near Hobart.
Here, the weather really does change from hour to hour - alternating
between bright sunshine and rain showers a dozen times a day!