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Camping With Your 4WD

Australia, Magazines, Northern Territory Add comments

  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.

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Rainforests, Waterfalls And A Ski Resort

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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 […]

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Launceston And The Tamar Valley

Australia, Tasmania, Wines Add comments

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 […]

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Saint Helens And The Bay Of Fires

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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 […]

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Freycinet Peninsula

Australia, Tasmania, Wines Add comments

Planet View: S42°05.184’ E148°13.942’ Street View: S42°05.184’ E148°13.942’ We headed east to Freycinet Peninsula in the search of fresh oysters for Dad’s birthday.  Traveling through the state’s warm center the terrain was very different than the cool forests we had previously been camping in.  Rolling golden hills with roaming livestock reminded us a bit of […]

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The Lyell Highway And Central Tasmania

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From Strahan we started our adventure inland, up through the southwestern mountains and toward the small mining enclave of Queenstown.  The famous West Coast Wilderness Railway makes its way from Strahan to Queenstown daily and we were lucky enough to be in Queenstown when the train was departing downhill through the rainforests for Strahan.  It’s […]

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West Coast Explorer

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The wind didn’t quite want to leave us alone as we left Stony Point and headed south to the kite-surfing and surfing hotspot of Marrawah.  Marrawah isn’t much, a collection of shacks and a general store that doubles as a petrol station, where Greg and Carol refueled and we started our route along the great […]

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The North Coast

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From Cradle Mountain the four of us headed back to the north coast of Tasmania, spending a night next to the beautiful Hellyer River in Hellyer Gorge Conservation Park (S41°16.399’ E145°36.922’) on the way down from the mountains.  Even though we were basically camped in a clearing on the side of the A10 highway, the […]

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Cradle Mountain

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Planet View: S41°34.734’ E145°56.098’ Street View: S41°34.734’ E145°56.098’ From King Island we flew back to Melbourne for one more night with the Kennares and then hopped on to the Spirit of Tasmania for our journey across Bass Strait.  Although we left an hour late and were on the boat for more than nine hours, I […]

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King Island

Australia, Tasmania Add comments

Planet View: S39.939224° E143.860473° Street View: S39.939224° E143.860473° King Island is located in Bass Strait above the northwestern tip of the island of Tasmania, we visited some of Lisa’s family friends, the Jordans, for a few days before making our way south to Tasmania.  The island subsists on its famous King Island Beef and King […]

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