February - March 2017
  • Day34

    day 12 - monzumenta falls and ferry

    March 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    In the morning I had to clean all the cooking stuff. Everything was so Dirty. It took me almost an hour to get everything clean! Damn those Dirty backpackers!

    Then I went to the Montezuma falls. These are the highest in tasmania in total 104 meters high. The walk was really easy but it took me around 1 hour each way. In front of the waterfall was a small bridge, you couldn't pass eachother and the bridge moved with every step. So not something for people with fear of heights.

    Afterwards I went to the ferry and got on board, this time I wasn't the last one. ;-) on the ferry I went to the cinema, it was smaller than I expected but still, a cinema on board!

    It's ti bad my Tassie adventure is over again! But now time for the next trip.
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  • Day33

    day 11 - Canyoning @ cradle mountain

    March 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    I had to wake up early because I still had to travel more than 100 km. In total it took me another 2 hours to get to cradle mountain.

    Once there my Canyoning adventure starts!
    We were Total with 10 people so a nice group, first we had to pack all our gear in a back and drive 5 minutes with a bus. Then walk with the bags around a half hour. On the changing rock we got all in our Wetsuits and harnesses. Once done that we had to walk another 5 minutes and finally it begins.

    We had to abseil 13 meters into the creek. On the way we had to walk / swim trough the canyon. There were some falls where you had to jump. The highest drop was around 7 meters. So pretty high. It was really cool to do and pretty safe. I expected a bit more adrenaline but the water was low so. If it would be higher than it would be a bit better! But never the less I had a great time!

    Afterwards I drove around an hour to get to the nearest campsite next to the Montezuma falls.
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  • Day32

    day 10 - wineglass Bay And MONA

    March 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We went out of bed a bit earlier than the rest of the trip. After arriving on the bottom of Mount amos we packed our stuff and wrote our names in a hikers registration book. It took us 1 hour to climb all the way to the top of the mountain. Then we enjoyed the amazing view! I filmed the hike down.ill post the video later.

    On our way back to Hobart we had lunch and drove over a spiky bride. At the airport we had to say goodbye and our trip was unfortunately finished. At the end she was a real easy and good travelmate!

    In the late afternoon I went to the MONA (museum of old and new art) in Hobart. It was a cool museum! Saw a lot of inspiring and weird things.

    After my domino's pizza I drove 70 km north to the cheapest fuel station of tasmania. Price was 1,28 compared to 1,37 - 1,46 so thats a lot. Average was around 1,40. After I filled up a bit I drove to a campsite 100km from cradle mountain. Because it was late I had to drive almost 1,5 hour in the dark. I saw a lot of wildlife, 4 walibi's, a deer, a Tasmanian devil a bird and 6 possums, I had unfortunately one roadkill. No idea what it was but I guess a possum.
    I drove around 40 km behind a local. Because he drove way to fast for a traveler. And he knew the way. I even had a hard time to keep up with him. But he had special big lights on his car so if I would follow I would hit an animal and can drive as fast as him. At the end I was all in 1 piece on the campspot.
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  • Day31

    day 9 - Bruny island

    March 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    At the campspot there was a car that probably went off the road. It was standing between the trees. Whoops moment! :-P around 10 am we got the ferry to bruny island. To save costs we went with 5 people in the rental car and only took what we needed. So that was a good idea!

    First we went to the other side of the island. Visited a lighthouse and the view was good. On our way there we also saw a island what you can rent, imagine a whole island for yourself. It was $1200 a day for 2 persons, so that's a bit to much for backpacking budget.

    Next we went to the neck. That's a small Piece of land that connects the 2 islands from bruny island. That was a really cool view.

    Afterwards we had lunch and got the ferry back to the mainland. We had to say goodbye because I probably only see the 2 girls tomorrow for a museum.

    In the late afternoon I drove to Coles Bay again to see the actual wineglass Bay. But that steep hike is for tomorrow! Now just chill in the evening.
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  • Day30

    day 8 - Gordon dam

    March 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today was a real driving day. Fix we wanted to go to a waterfall but it was a 3 hour hike. We needed the time so we went to another cave wat would take only 30 minutes.

    Afterwards we went for a 84 km drive to the Gordon dam. It is he highest dam in the southern hemisphere. The dam is 150 meters high. That's really high! Besides the dam there were a lot of lakes an lots of mountains around there. The view was really spectacular!

    On the way back we visited the Russell falls. They should be the best falls of tasmania. It was really good. And it where 2 big steps with a lot of smaller waterfalls. Afterwards went to a 'free' campsite' you can donate I'd you want. We spent our last evening together. Afterwards I'll be travelling one day alone with Anna. Yes again the mount amos climb and the n actually look at the wineglass Bay.
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  • Day28

    day 7 - cradle mountain

    March 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    For the first time this trip we went left the campspot earlier. Around 9:30 so still not really early. It took us an hour to drive to cradle mountain. From there we went with the shuttle bus up to where all the hikes started.

    From here on we walked first all around the dove Lake (2 hour walk). That was a nice easy walk and we ended up at an shed next to the lake were we had lunch. Then we climbed to the top of the Marions mountain. It was a steep climb and I did it in 22 minutes. It was around 250 meters higher than the lake. Up there the hike was stunning! After a while we hiked back to the start point (1,5 hour walk). On all the hikes the surrounding was changing from forrest into beachside into open land. It was so different and so beautiful! In the end we didn't want to wait for the shuttle so we walked back on an walking track back to the car(1 hour walk, 5,5km).

    We where all tired from all the walking today so we just went for an hour drive to the next campspot and made dinner there. We tried to make soup with a bit of spaghetti but at the end it was spaghetti with soup because else it would be way to less. Anna is a real big eater, same as me..

    In total I think I hiked around 20 km the whole day and that took about 5:30 hours. With sometimes really steep Hills and decents. So thats a worthy workout!.
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  • Day27

    day 6 - 'the nut'

    March 5, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    This morning I woke up on the beautiful beach it was a really nice view.

    First we went to a few caves. That was okay and the hike was nice, then to a lighthouse. The lookout over there was nice.

    Before lunch we climbed the nut. It is like a big round flat rock rising out of the sea total 143 meters high. It was a steep climb but it was good! On the top we could just walk around and enjoy the view. Also saw some a animals there.

    Afterwards we went to see some waterfalls that was okay and it was next to the road so that's easy.

    In the en of the day we found a nice campspot and we made a fire there. officially not allowed because it's summer. But anyway it went well.
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  • Day27

    day 5 - launceston

    March 5, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    In the morning I did a short hike. It was nice to walk around a small Lake. Then some Australian guy from Queensland came to talk with us that was really cosy. He did also farmwork and maybe had some work for us when we go to Queensland. So we'll see.

    First we went to launceston, that was a really nice area! All Stones and a big River. Also a nice hike of 45 minutes all around. We also visited a place called grindelwald, that looked just like Switzerland.

    Afterwards we went to a park to make Lunch and there was a lookout to a big dam.

    At the end we drove to a town called pinguin, how cool is that! They had a statue of a penguin, but the size was a bit disappointing. I expected something like 4 or 5 meters but it was just a bit more than 2.

    At the end. We did an amazing coastal drive and ending up at the nicest beach in Australia. And 9th place of nicest beaches from the world. We were lucky there was still room for us on the campspot!
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  • Day25

    day 4 - Bay of fires

    March 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We started to drive around 10 and went to some lookouts, it was nice to see. In the afternoon had lunch at some park and afterwards we went to the bay of fires. It was really cool to see all the stones with the red stuff on it!

    After Bay of fires we went up the Victoria mountain, we were driving in the clouds when we got to the top. We did a short hike trough a forrest. It looked really spooky with the fog between the trees. At the lookout it looked first we wouldn't see anything but luckily there wasn't fog in front of the waterfall. It was really nice. The whole road on the mountain that we drove was gravel. So I'm glad the others also had a 4wd.

    Afterwards we went to a small cosy campsite.
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  • Day25

    day 3 - mount amos

    March 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We did woke up a bit later than planned but we have time so. In the morning we drove around 2 and a half hour to Coles Bay. Up there we did the hike to mount amos to have an awsome view. It took us1:15 to get up. Total climb was 465 meters. And decent we did in 45 min. So that was not to bad. It was definitely a good exercise! When we went up there were some clouds but once a while we had an clear view and it was stunning! We also had lunch on top of the mountain.

    At the end we drove around 1 hour to a campsite and made dinner and put up our camp. Unfortunately it rained a bit when we came there but after a while it was dry so pretty good. Only thing was that there are clouds and if there weren't we probably could see the southern lights even better than yesterday. But it's okay
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