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Lion Rock

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  • Day7

    South Cape Track

    February 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nachdem wir am Samstag den Salamanca Markt besucht haben, fuhren wir am Sonntag in den Süden Tasmaniens. Die letzten Kilometer kamen wir nur langsam vorwärts, da unser Auto nicht wirklich Offroadtauglich ist. Unser kleiner weisser Flitzer hat die Strecke jedoch unbeschadet überstanden - ist halt jetzt mehr braun als weiss😉
    In Cockle Creek starteten wir den South Cape Walk. Bevor es in den Nationalpark ging, mussten wir zuerst durch die Schuhputzstation - ja, richtig gelesen: unsere Schuhe mussten wir reinigen UND desinfizieren - nicht, dass es im Wald noch dreckig wird :-)

    Danach durchquerten wir Wälder und Felder. Mittendrin hatte man nicht das Gefühl, dass man jemals wieder raus findet.
    Schon lange hörten wir das Meer rauschen und nach 2 Stunden sahen wir es dann auch endlich. Da es auf dem Felsen oben so stürmte, gingen wir gleich ans Meer runter und genossen unseren Lunch. Wir verweilten nicht lange am Meer, da es bei Wind und einer Temperatur von 12 Grad recht kühl war - und dies am südlichsten Punkt Australiens...🤔

    Da wir noch nicht genug gelaufen sind, gingen wir mit unserer Zimmernachbarin noch schnell in die Stadt und besuchten ein kleines Fest mit Feuerwerk. Nach über 30'000 Schritten konnten wir endlich ins Bett.
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  • Day67

    South Cape Bay

    January 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nach langer Wanderung durch die Moorlandschaft kommt man dann direkt an den überwältigenden Cliffs der South Coast Bay an.

  • Day31

    The end of the road

    April 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Australia’s most southern point you can access by car and the most southern point you can hike to. So this is where you can still life a “I don’t bother you if you don’t bother me” kinda live. At least some of the houses looked completely self sustained.
    We left Hobart after a nice swim in the local pool down south. The drive took us through Franklin. A lovely little town with a nice camp spot, a blues bar, whole food stores and super friendly people sitting right next to the Huon river. Definitely worth a stop over on a weekend. (Jo says: many places down this road seemed lovely. We even tried to have a look at an off grid house that was for sale, but unfortunately no one was home)
    After Ida Bay, the last small village we went through, 20km of dirt road took us to Cockle Creek. White beaches, free camping and a lovely couple taking care of the campsite put us in a really good mood for the hike on the next day. While Cockle Creek is the start of the multi-day South Cape walk we decided to only embark on the first (or last) part of it, a 3.5h return walk to the south cape, the most southern point you can walk to in Australia.
    Starting through bush and then over a board walk traversing swamp plains, the track ended at the rough and beautiful cape. Just the thought that the next stop is Antarctica was worth the walk. We were actually closer to Antarctica than Cairns! (Jo says: but the different terrains, the views and the constant chirping of birds that accompanied us were amazing, too!)
    The weather was working in our favour and we actually got quite hot in the autumn sun on our way back. Hence upon return at the campsite we took a quick dip into the water that actually felt like straight from the Antarctica. (Jo says: for once I actually didn’t feel as cold as Tom.) But it was also some of the clearest waters I ever had the pleasure to swim in.
    Afterwards we jumped back into Hans and headed off back to Franklin where we stayed the night.
    Next we’re off to Strathgordon to take a look a Mt Wedge and see whether we’ll hike up.

    Cheers,
    Tom
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  • Day155

    The most southern tip of Australia

    January 21 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    This is the most southern part of Australia that you can access. It was cold even though it was a beautiful day (for Tasmania). There is bugger all between us and Antartica!!!

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