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Wines Of The King Valley and Rutherglen

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In-between attempting to escape the rain that had been plaguing us during our trip through the Victorian high country we spent some time exploring the wines of King Valley and gourmet food establishments dotted through the Milawa region.  In King Valley we stopped off at Wood Park Wines, Brown Brothers and Sam Miranda as well […]

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Back In The High Country

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We toyed with the idea of spending the night at Cape Conran Coastal Park but the clouds started to cover the blue sky and wind picked up so we headed inland toward Snowy River National Park.  The majority of Snowy River National Park is inaccessible but for a few 4WD tracks and a single dirt […]

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Lakes Entrance

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Planet View: S37°52.641’ E147°59.627’ Street View: S37°52.641’ E147°59.627’ From our spot on the side of the river at Toora we continued east, through more of South Gippsland’s extensive dairy country to the vacation hotspot of Lakes Entrance.  Lakes Entrance is a small tourist-centric town on the coast, set amongst a myriad of brackish lakes that […]

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South Gippsland And Wilsons Promontory

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Planet View: S39°01.778’ E146°19.037’ Street View: S39°01.778’ E146°19.037’ Just the two of us once again, when we were leaving Melbourne a couple of days ago we realized it’s been since the beginning of December since we haven’t had company on the road.  First we had Chris and Gina travel through southern South Australia, the Great […]

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Gallery: Tasmania

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Bruny Island

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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 […]

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Hobart

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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 […]

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Australian 4WD Action

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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 […]

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Mount Field National Park

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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 […]

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Tasman National Park And Port Arthur

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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 […]

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