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Planet View: S43°17.495’ E147°19.716’ Street View: S43°17.495’ E147°19.716’ We finished up our tour of Tasmania with a few days on Bruny Island, just south of Hobart. To access Bruny a ferry departs the small harbour town of Kettering every hour or so for the 25-minute ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. Bruny […]
Planet View: S42°46.459’ E147°16.570’ Street View: S42°46.459’ E147°16.570’ William Frost and his Staffordshire Terrier, Blue, welcomed the four of us into their fantastic house in Old Beach for our time in Hobart. William grew up in Burnie in Tasmania’s north and is a friend of mine from when we were both youngsters, he now lives […]
We noticed another one of our articles on the shelves yesterday morning, this one in Australian 4WD Action issue 145. I hadn’t seen the photos above of Edith Falls in the flesh, looks great all blown up in hard copy. A couple of cameos from my cousins Margot and Sophie in this article, they met […]
I wasn’t going to write anything to go along with the few photos we have of Mount Field National Park and the famous Russell Falls. But then I remembered we almost left The Tank in a ditch next to a hop field on the way to Mount Field, so figured I should write about it […]
Planet View: S43°08.571’ E147°57.692’ Street View: S43°08.571’ E147°57.692’ After our adventures in the northeastern rainforests we high-tailed it down the east coast (with another stop at the brilliant Blue Edge Bakery in Bicheno) to the Tasman Peninsula and Tasman National Park. Tasman is one of Tasmania’s newest National Parks, it incorporates some beautiful stretches of […]
We stopped off at the bakery in Bicheno yesterday morning to find the next article of ours on the shelves in the latest edition of Camping With Your 4WD. The spread pictured here chronicles our trip along the Bullita Stock Route through the Northern Territory’s Gregory National Park.
We plucked another trip out of our Australian 4WD Guide for a tour of Tasmania’s northeastern rainforests. The trip started in Scottsdale on the A3 highway and then teed off along the logging roads through Springfield and some of the forests managed by the huge Gunns timber conglomerate that controls most of the logging in […]
Planet View: S41°27.471’ E147°08.395’ Street View: S41°27.471’ E147°08.395’ The Tamar Valley, spread on either side of the Tamar River near Launceston, is home to some of Tasmania’s best wineries, most of which produce only enough wine for the Tasmanian market, so quite a treat to visit. On advice from Mike Frost and Chris Chen (a […]
Planet View: S41°20.065’ E148°15.105’ Street View: S41°20.065’ E148°15.105’ From Freycinet Peninsula we shot up to Saint Helens for a dose of civilization at the local caravan park, it was time for a shower and some washing, and it was also a good spot to escape the rain. The Bay of Fires won an award for […]