Coles Bay

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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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  • 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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  • Day17

    Freycinet National Park

    April 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nach einem Frühstück in Bicheno ging es gegen 9.00 Uhr zur Coles Bay ins Visitor Centre. Dort haben wir uns darüber informiert welche Tracks für uns in Frage kommen. Wir haben uns für den Wineglass Bay/ Hazard Beach Walk entschieden, welcher 11 Kilometer und etwa 5 Stunden dauern soll.
    Also los vom Carpark bis hoch zum Wineglass Bay Lookout. Hier waren noch einige Touristen unterwegs und auch ein zahmes Wallaby saß oben am Lookout. Dieses hat sich natürlich von den Touristen schön füttern lassen. An sich hatte man von dort auch eine schöne Aussicht auf die Bucht, auch wenn es fast zu voll war um etwas zu sehen! Dann den Wineglass Bay Track runter an den Strand, auf Bild 3 auch zu sehen. Nach kurzer Pause dort ging es den „Isthmus Bush Track“ entlang bis wir an dem Hazards Beach rausgekommen sind. Dieser ist fast noch schöner und die Farbe des Wassers fast noch hellblauer (Bild 4). Nun ging es noch etwa 2 1/2 Stunden über den Hazards Beach Track an der Küste entlang wieder zurück zum Car Park. Insgesamt ein echt schöner Track gewesen!
    Dann sind wir noch kurz zur Sleepy Bay gefahren und sind dort auch noch schnell zum Strand vor. Zum Schluss ging es noch zum Cape Tourville Lighthouse, wo wir erneut ein recht zutrauliches Wallaby gefunden haben. Auf dem letzten Bild ist die Aussicht von dort recht gut zu sehen. Da es jedoch schon dunkel wurde sind wir mit dem Auto nach Swansea auf einen Caravanpark gefahren.

    (Der Footprint ist in der Wineglass Bay gesetzt, wo wir Pause gemacht haben)
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  • Day10

    Wineglass Bay lookout

    April 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After assessing our current list of ailments including Rae's knee, back and blood pressure, my knee, hip and mild cold, we decided that we'd forge ahead with our plans to climb to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, which we did 15 years ago. I'ts not a long walk as walks go, but it's a steady climb, increasing in steepness toward the end. 45 minutes each way, with a stunning view to look forward to, we decided if it was a bit much for us, we could always just turn around. Without breaking our necks to get there early, we had leisurely breakfast before setting out.Rae had the included 'full English breakfast' which included egg, sausage, bacon, tomato, mushroom, black pudding and toast. He passed on the haggis! I was happy with fruit, yoghurt and toast!

    Well satisfied we set off on the hour or so's drive round to Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park. We stopped at the visitor's centre for our National Park day passes and drove to the Wineglass Bay Carpark - quite a few cars here, but we managed to find a park OK. I was slightly alarmed at the clobber some people were carrying, but reminded myself that this is the starting point for a lot of much longer walks available. I loaded up my pockets with meds, tissues phone, and of course water. Rae had his car keys and phone :)

    We both thought the track was in much better condition than the last time we'd been. We started off fairly close to a group of young twenty something asian people who for some reason chose to speak at a volume that could be heard from 100 metres away, so we hung about letting them pass us, but they were just ambling, so we decided to overtake them and try to advance past the racket. Well I guess our fitness level wasn't too bad! There were a lot of people on the track, but we didn't pass anyone coming back. Two thirds of the way along I realised why - when we reached a fork to the descending path. The last third was steeper and two way. We stopped in several places looking back to take photos and chatting to other people on the track, both offering and receiving encouragement, mainly from people of a similar age. Everyone was good natured and enjoying the climb, in the main!

    The lookout at the top was of course well worth it, although it was quite crowded, and it took a while to get the photos we wanted. We were also joined by a most unlikely companion, a kangaroo started hopping about amongst the climbers, not frightened in the least and seemingly very tame. I guess this is where he knows he can get an easy feed, as a lot of the climbers had brought food and drinks with them for a picnic.

    We stayed for a good 20 minutes patting the kangaroo, taking photos, and chatting to people before descending. Toward the end the leg muscles definitely were letting us know they had been pushed, but we were both pretty happy with ourselves for completing it.

    We stopped again briefly in the visitors centre to top up my water and have a browse around before heading down to Coles Bay looking for a drink and lunch. The place I remembered from 15 years ago wasn't there - burned down apparently. Enjoyed our lunch overlooking the bay before wandering down to the front for some more magnificent photos in front of the Hazards.

    From here we drove a short distance to the nearby lighthouse. We were able to drive quite close to it, with only a 15 minute walk further to the lighthouse. Another tame kangaroo in the carpark! The views along the high coastal path were stunning looking back towards the Hazards. We were glad we added this little bonus to the day.

    Started the drive back towards Swansea, but stopped just before it at a place called Devil's corner. It's a vineyard with the glorious coast as backdrop, with a viewing point, cafe and bar all available. Another beautiful spot to be, so we wandered into the cafe and had an afternoon drink, although unfortunately had to put up with paper cups! After a suitable rest and more photos we made our way back to Freycinet Waters for a rest and shower before it was dinner time.

    For tonight's dinner we decided to go to the pub. It was a little further than a short walk, and having decided we'd done enough today we drove there. Good country pub atmosphere with interesting historical stuff on the walls to read as well. However, again, not cheap.

    Sated, we made our way home, me to read my book, and Rae to this time try the DVD, since the TV reception was so bad. Try as we might, we couldn't get it to work, and didn't want to disturb the lady of the house at this hour, so another night of phone games for Rae.
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  • Day334

    Wine Glass Bay

    November 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Day five - a rather hung over climb to wineglass bay, most definitely worth the views over the surrounding Freycinet National Park.

    Overall an absolutely shattering week but I had the most fantastic time. Tasmania is truly beautiful, full of rolling hills and wildlife.

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