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Days 46 & 47 in Tassie

3rd January, 2018. Our visit to Cradle Mountain complete, we are now moving south. Today’s target is the small, former mining town of Zeehan where there is a highly recommended Bush Caravan Park. We decided on Zeehan rather than Strahan … Continue reading

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Day 45 in Tassie

2nd January, 2018. We had been looking forward to spending a day at Cradle Mountain but the weather had been uncooperative. Checking out the forecast, this looked like the best day weatherwise. It was around 40 kms drive from Waratah … Continue reading

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Days 40-44 in Tassie

28th December, 2017. Back to our normal routine at Old Macs Farm, it was time to catch up with the washing and generally recover from our trip to Melbourne. Just a few photos from around the campsite. 29th December, 2017. … Continue reading

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Days 36-38 in Tassie

19th December, 2017. We headed back to Launceston where we planned to leave the van at Old Macs Farm while we spent 5 days in Melbourne over Christmas. After getting set up on the same site we had occupied on … Continue reading

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Days 34 & 35 in Tassie

17th December, 2017. Erich was out early to capture the morning light on the adjoining paddocks before we had a visit from the local farmer who had collected our donation the previous afternoon. He came bearing a stack of fresh … Continue reading

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Day 33 in Tassie

16th December, 2017. We had been in two minds about where to camp next as we wanted to explore Liffey Falls south of Deloraine. In the end, we decided to try the donation camp at the old Liffey School which … Continue reading

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Day 32 in Tassie

15th December, 2017. Having seen what interested us in Deloraine itself, we decided to take a scenic drive in a loop north to Railton, west past Mount Roland and back east through Mole Creek. As with many small towns, Railton … Continue reading

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Day 31 in Tassie

14th December, 2017. Moving on from Gunns Plains, we retraced our journey north and then south-east as we headed to the town of Deloraine which, along with the rest of the towns offering free camping in the Meander Valley Council … Continue reading

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Days 28 – 30 in Tassie

11th December, 2017. Our short stay in suburbia behind us, we headed for the hills – literally!! Our destination was the Wings Wildlife Park which offers low cost camping beside the Leven River and a chance to do some sightseeing … Continue reading

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Days 25 – 27 in Tassie

8th December, 2017. We planned to spend the weekend in Ulverstone getting together with a group of like-minded travellers who are members of a Facebook group, The Very Best of Caravan and Camping in Tassie which has proved invaluable for … Continue reading

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Days 22 – 24 in Tassie

5th December, 2017. We spent a quiet day mostly around camp but drove in to Smithton to see the view from a lookout above the town, look for a windproof jacket for Erich and pick up some fresh oysters from … Continue reading

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Day 21 in Tassie – A day trip to Stanley

4th December, 2017. While the weather was good, we decided to make a day trip to the nearby town of Stanley, located at the end of a peninsula jutting into Bass Strait. As we approached the main part of the … Continue reading

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Days 18, 19 & 20 in Tassie

1st December, 2017. Our two nights at Arthur River were over and we set off to find a campsite along the “Tarkine Drive” where we could leave the van and complete the circuit in our vehicle. The skipper on our … Continue reading

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Days 16 & 17 in Tassie

29th November, 2017. The weather forecast for late in the week was not looking promising but Thursday seemed a possibility for us to do an Arthur River cruise which was highly recommended so the decision was made to drive directly … Continue reading

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Days 8 – 10 in Tassie

21st November, 2017. For our last day in Scottsdale we decided to drive to the nearby town of Legerwood to have a look at the Memorial trees. Originally planted in 1918, each tree served as a memorial to a fallen … Continue reading

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Days 6 & 7 in Tassie

18th November, 2017. With not much more to see in the area, and as the weather was so beautiful, a washing day was declared so just some photos of the flora and fauna at the campsite and back at the … Continue reading

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Days 3 – 5 in Tassie

15th November, 2017. Another beautiful day in Tassie and we set off from Forth for an overnight stay with friends, Rick and Lea, who were house-sitting a property at Glengarry in the direction of Launceston. We were soon parked up … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Tassie

14th November, 2017. The volunteer at the Devonport Information Centre had told us about the Tasmania Arboretum and explained how the Arboretum had been set up to represent botanical specimens found growing in countries on the 40th Parallel (both north … Continue reading

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Day 1 in Tassie

13th November, 2017. We were up, showered and dressed before the 5.45 a.m. wake up call abroad the Spirit of Tasmania and Erich was on deck to take photos of Devonport and our docking. We checked out the two low … Continue reading

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On the road to Tassie – Crossing Bass Strait

12th November, 2017. Finally the day had arrived for our crossing from the mainland to the small island. I had spent a lot of time researching our route to Station Pier in Melbourne and where we could park until it … Continue reading

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On the road to Tassie

4th November, 2017. It was touch and go whether we would have our van back in time to make our run to Melbourne to catch the Spirit of Tasmania on November 12th but many thanks to Allweld Manufacturing in Tinana … Continue reading

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