Tassie Must See???

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 11:45
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Just a quick one here..... The fam and our mighty 80 TD are off to the apple Isle next week, I've done the rounds, read the books, checked the routes and made some plans but I thought it worth asking if anyone had any "dead set you just gotta see it" spots in Tassie??

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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:03

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:03
Cadbury factory tour mmmmmm chocolate......

Pop into the town of Penguin if you go past on the main road, it has the best egg and bacon pies i've ever tasted.

Cradle mount. is pretty good. I try to sneak in some sight seeing when i'm down there for work but usually run out of time to get well off the beaten track, and those x-trail rent a bombs dont go where i want to anyway hehehehe..

I'm sure the tas members will point you to some 'local secrets'..
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Reply By: big bo - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 13:48

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 13:48
Hi, Just got back from Tassie in my Prado Diesel Turbo, went up to Stanley, Arthur River, Western Explorer to Strahan, Hobart, Port Arthur, Coles Bay, Launceston, St. Helens and King Island (by plane).
Must see are: Penquin, Stanley, Arthur River, Queenstown, Hobart (Salamanka Markets),Port Arthur, St. Helens area and Forest Drives, Launceston area including trip around the Tamar River, Strawberry Picking, Mole Creek, Deloraine, Liffey Falls,Honey Pot in Mole Creek area and Cataract Gorge and stop at the roadside stalls and taste the fruits of the nation and cheeses etc.
My real pick was the East coast from Hobart up to St. Helens and surrounds and trip to Launceston, Deloraine, Mole creek area. Would love to see more of area between St.Helens and Launceston. Take as many dirt road tracks as you can, great country.
Next trip is the Cape. - cheers
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:49

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:49
Did the same route last june, as my misses said, we ate our way around Tassie, i never ate so much jam, honey and cheese in my life. I would recomend all of the above, do the Gordon river cruise at Strahan with the Sarah Is tour, brilliant is the word. Bruny Is is worth a look go to Kelly's and have a beer, over look's Storm Bay and Truganini's memorial, it's a Penguin watch as well, can't say enough about Tassie, beautiful place. The Stix forest, Dip falls, Tahune airwalk, Cradle mountain so much to see you'll love it.

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Reply By: MrBitchi - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:19

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:19
Check out the Holy Cow cafe and cheese factory and the Pub In The Paddock, both at Pyn Ghana (spelling?) on the highway between St Helens and Scotsdale. Also the Elephants Pass cafe makes the best crepes you've ever tasted. (no EFTPOS so take your cash).
Down south Hastings caves are amazing.
Up north, take a drive up Mt Ben Lomond. Jacobs ladder is unreal!! (not for trailers)
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:52

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 14:52
Have lunch at the pub good food.

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Reply By: Brian - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 16:04

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 16:04
My Two DON'T Miss are Montezuma Falls and The Spray Tunnel
The 110 just fitted through the tunnel...loved it

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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 21:11

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 21:11
Geoff. If you want to go offroad check with the Parks mob re their 'Cruisen without brusin' handout that lists 20 odd tours around the state. Some of the trips are on locked tracks so must pick up a key for entry (was free). Not sure if it's still open but the highlight for us was the Mt McCall track into the Franklin river. Other recomended driving : Balfour trk / Nelson Bay, Wellington Fire trails behind Hobart and Trial Harbour to Granville Harbour. Craig.................
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 22:51

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 22:51
The lot. It's easy. You can get anywhere in a day and it's beaut all over. If you don't see the lot, go again.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew K (WA) - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 22:55

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 22:55

My pick, Coles bay area, great lakes area (spot of trout fishing as well), devils canyon area, Arthur river area and of course cradle mountain (you have to do the walk to the top) & lake sinclair area. If the kids area old and fit enough and you would like a bush walk and camp over night, the Walls of Jerusalem is awesome. From the carpark it's about 2hrs straight up (kills the calves) but then it's flat. This is the 1000 lake area and is just beautiful. If you think you'll tackle it check weather forecast.

There's a lot to see, just make sure you don't rush what you do see. You can always go back.

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