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  • Day148

    Rottnest island

    February 24 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Drove to get the ferry to Rottnest Island. We hadn't booked and managed to grab the last few tickets on the 40min fast ferry over. Got off and jumped on the bus. Rode it round to one of the first beaches.
    Heather had never been snorkelling before, so she had a go at that.
    Load of fish around to see, plus some under water snorkelling notes about the area.
    We bussed to the west end and saw dolphins surfing and seals having a lazy time.
    Then back to town for a spot of subway for lunch.
    With not much time before the ferry back, Hannah and I walked to the lighthouse and then saw a dolphin swimming around in the bay.
    On the way back on the ferry we saw a few flying fish, gliding for what looked like about 50m. Very cool.
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  • Day156

    Wineglass bay

    March 3 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Had a late start of 9.45. Both still trying to get over illness.
    Set off from our free camp site heading to Freycinet national park area.
    On the way through we stopped in at a vineyard called Devils Corner cellar door. Not bad wine, but nothing worth buying. We are back into Pino Noir area I think.
    Carried on round to the visitor center and decided on the Wineglass bay lookout walk. A 1.5 hour up and down to the beach. Brilliant views with clear blue water. A bit of a chilly wind so only stayed for 15 mins or so. There was an option of a longer route round the coast line, so we tagged that on for fun. Took us about 3 to 4 hours in the end.
    Checked into a nearby campsite for showers, beans, noodles and a nice sunset on the beach.
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  • Day161

    Happy Birthday to me!

    March 8 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Wow, 34 today. Getting well old now!
    Called the drunked family staying in Herm. Got given some wine and chocolates from Hannah. Good start to the day.
    We nipped to the Devonport lighthouse followed by a tiny market for a coffee.
    Then to the Anvers chocolate makers for some freebies, then to La Villa winery for some fancy wine tasting. All not bad, but not quite good enough to buy one.
    Then onwards to the Sheffield food and wine festival, where we listened to some great music and had some bacon beer - actually pretty tasty.
    We walked around the town to see some wall painting and a marble shop with mechanised thingies.
    Final activity was a place with loads of Mazes. Completed the main one in 12 mins flat. Much better time than the one I did with Andrew and the boys a few weeks back. Took us hours!
    Set off towards the campsite for the night. Nice place on a hill over looking lake Barrington. Full of people on jet skis and wake boats.
    Chilled out with some wine roundfings pasta.
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  • Day158

    Rainy day on the Tassie East coast.

    March 5 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Woke up and the van was in a massive puddle. Some big heavy rain which was due to last all day.
    Closest indoor place was Iron House, a brewery and distillery.
    So got a paddle of their beer and their gin. We tried the wine yesterday and it was nasty! Out of their 6 beers, none were particularly nice.
    After the 3 gins. Same story. All a bit like paint stripper. Maybe we should have gone for the cheese.
    Left after having a brownie and drove to a cellar door called Priory Ridge. Had an excellent tasting with an old lady, in a wooden shack and a wood burning stove.
    We purchased a bottle of their Chardonnay for the evening.
    Picked up some overpriced blue cheese and crackers from the farm shop in town then set off to find a camp spot in the bay of fires area.
    Got a spot right on the beach overlooking the crashing waves. Some big surf coming through.
    Had a sophisticated evening of french jazz, chardonnay and blue cheese. Magnifique.
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  • Day153

    Market, Cascade brewery, Auntie Jan

    February 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Drove away from the hundreds of other campervans and towards central Hobart.
    Being a Saturday the Salamanca market was on, with a street full of endless food and tat stalls. We got a punnet of blueberries for 10 dollars and an apple pastry.
    After a few hours we went on to the cascade brewery. Had a great tour. I'm starting to get the hang of this brewing process. (Think this is our 3rd beer tour). Will have to get a home brew kit to try when we’re back.
    Then it was off to see Auntie Jan, just south of Hobart. Lovely to see her, we had an excellent bit of food and some Guernsey Gauche Melee to finish.
    We slept in the camper just down the bottom of her drive.
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  • Day152

    Hobart

    February 28 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Arrived at 9.30 and got picked up by our campervan supplier, Tassie Campers.
    Both feeling pretty knackered and I was feeling full of cold. Much like the weather. Bloody freezing compared with Perth.
    We drove into the centre of Hobart and had fish and chips overlooking the harbour area.
    Then went to the tourist office to pick up some planning info for the trip.
    Hobart rest below the 1200m high mount Wellington. The sun was out so I fancied driving up to the top. Fantastic views over the top. I did some photography whilst Hannah had a snooze in the back of the camper.
    I then joined for a snooze before driving back down to town. A quick trip to Coles to get supplies for the next few days and I started to call round some campervan sites. After calling 6, none of them had a space. The closest one was 40 mins away with a space, so started driving there.
    As we were going Hannah found and booked a closer place. Took us 10 mins to get there, but then a further 20 mins to find our designated spot. It had hundreds of plots.
    Both knackered, bed time!
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  • Day154

    Ship Stern Bluff

    March 1 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Got up outside Auntie Jan's house about 8.45. I was still feeling a bit ill and Hannah was starting to come down with it. We had a chilled morning planning our 2 week Tassie trip. Caught sight of a pod of dolphins making their way up to Hobart for the morning commute.
    Had a chat with cousin Lara whilst Jan was out. Then had a lovely group lunch before setting off towards Port Arthur area.
    I checked the swell and it was looking around 16ft with light winds, so decided to take a detour to Ship Stern Bluff. One of the worlds most wild waves. After an hour and a half walk we found it.
    Massive powerful wave. We just missed a group of surfers who were just leaving on a jet ski.
    Amazing coastline with no one else around.
    With dusk approaching we walked back through the trees to our van.
    Moved it into the close by camping spot for 20 dollars for 2 of us. The owner came out and shined a bright light in our faces when we got in, complaining that we did not dip our lights when entering his field 🙄. Very friendly.
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  • Day160

    From Devonport to Devonport.

    March 7 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    A cold night, with the hot water bottles definitely required!
    I had set my alarm for 7.45, but my phone died overnight, and with my head ducked under the blanket to keep warm, I didnt realise it was 10.30 until Hannah told me. Bit of a waste of a morning.
    Drove to Launceston, stopped into Coles for some food and booze and headed to a cellar door in a quarry called Penny Royal. The wine was from Relbia estate, the reds were so bad that Hannah tipped hers out.
    Cool place with loads of pirate themed stuff.
    Drove round the corner to a gorge with a full river and bridge running over the top.
    After much back and forth decided on heading to Devonport. As we had to really being that was were I used to work.
    Checked into a campsite and had a very posh birthday meal out at Drift. Thank you Hannah.
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  • Day159

    Bay of Fires. What a van spot.

    March 6 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Woke up to glorious sunshine right on the beach. Such a change from yesterday. I got into the swimmer and went for a dip straight into the dumping surf. There is my wash done for a few days 😃.
    We drove up and down the coast a bit, finding some great views and doing some drone time on the beach.
    From there we headed to a dairy / ice cream farm for some cheese tasting and a lime sorbet. Great views down the valley with big trees and grass fields.
    Then we drove a short distance to St Columbia falls. A very impressive waterfall. I imagine the rain from yesterday helped.
    Then decided to head to Ben Lomond. A 1500m high peak which you can drive up to. They use it as a ski resort in winter. The top was freezing in the wind, but spectacular views. We stayed around as the sun went down. Then drove back down the steep twisty road to the campsite 15mins down.
    Going to be a cold night, so I boiled up some water, put it into some bottles and put socks over the top. Instant hot water bottles. Toasty toasty.
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  • Day41

    Auf auf nach Tasmanien

    December 1, 2018 ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    ▪️Sonne scheint, blauer Himmel und 30°C - endlich :D
    ▪️Ein vorerst letztes Bier mit meinen Französischen Freunden in der Sonne genossen - wollen nach Tasmanien zusammen Plätzchen backen, in St Kilda :D
    ▪️14Uhr - Backpack geschnappt und los gestiefelt zu Julias Hostel "Summerhouse Backpackers"
    ▪️Nach dem beladen des Autos, sind wir zu Woolworth einkaufen gegangen
    ▪️Auf dem Weg zur Fähre "Spirit of Tasmania", haben wir beim Türken was gegessen
    ▪️Kurz nach 18Uhr (3h vor Abfahrt) haben wir uns bei der Fähre angestellt und wurden durchsucht
    ▪️Mussten unser ganzes, gerade erst gekauftes Obst und Gemüse da lassen 🙈
    ▪️Es wird wie bei einem Flug gehandhabt - ärgerlich, aber es wird wohl Obdachlosen gespendet
    ▪️Wir waren zu geizig für Schlafkabinen, deswegen haben wir "nur" Schlafsitze, die wir 3h gesucht haben :P
    ▪️Haben die besten bekommen, sind in der ersten Reihe und zum Fenster ausgerichtet - richtig gut haha

    💡Es ist nicht üblich Trinkgeld zugeben, oft ist es im Preis mit inbegriffen. Man kann, aber bei besonders guten Service Trinkgeld liegen lassen.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

State of Tasmania, Tasmania, TAS, Tasmanie, Tasmânia, Тасмания, Tasmanien

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