Back Home from the Cold

Our final day saw us leaving Lemonthyme Lodge by about 10.00 am and heading across the high country past the turnoff to Cradle Mountain. The further we went, the colder it became. It was snowing constantly and the road was becoming more and more clogged. Eventually, we reached the turnoff to Burnie where it became…

Lemonthyme Lodge

Today, Friday, is our last full day in Tasmania and we spent it driving from Hobart to Lemonthyme Lodge. We stopped at most of the historic old towns along the Midland Highway (Oatlands, Ross & Campbelltown). All these little towns have convict made buildings, bridges or other structures and are very old places – at…

Hobart

On Wednesday morning, we headed up the highway to Hobart, stopping for a coffee in Sorrel. We also found an Internet Cafe; where we booked some accommodation in Hobart using Wotif. It only took a couple of hours to get to Hobart from Port Arthur and we were there by late morning. After checking in…

Port Arthur

Tuesday turned out to be very wet, although we did manage to see most of the Port Arthur historical site before it began to rain. The main area of Port Arthur is pretty much as I remember but there’s an excellent new visitors centre and a greater number of older buildings including the asylum and…

East Coast Travels

After checking out from Freycenet Lodge our day began today with a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. This was a 30 minute walk from the carpark, all uphill and through coastal heath forest and granite boulders in an environment that is very similar to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. From Freycenet, we drove back to…

Forest & Possums

Sunday saw us driving to Freycenet National Park via Scottsdale and St Sunday saw us driving to Freycenet National Park via Scottsdale and St Helens and then down the NE Coast though the towns of Scamander and Bicheno. A surprisingly large part cf this trip was through mountainous country with either native forest or plantations.…

Liffey Falls

On Saturday morning I picked Jill up from the airport and after a quick look around Devonport, we had breakfast at McDonalds. We decided to travel to Launceston through a rather nondescript town called Sheffield. This place is noted for the murals that are painted on the walls of many of the town’s buildings. Otherwise…

Tassie Tour

Jill & I started a short trip to Tasmania last night. I took the car across on the Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport while Jill caught a Qantas flight the next morning. I boarded the ship at 8.00pm and found my cabin on Level 7. By then I was rather hungry so I settled in…