Tassie Trip

Submitted: Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:01
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5560 km round trip Adelaide Tassie
$999 in fuel
$1042 SOT to Tassie
6 weeks of not being at work
3350 digital photos
xxxx scallop pies (best at Westbury - Andies Bakery) Worst Hurseys at Stanley
best fuel consumption 12.64 l/100km touring
worst 20.55 towing

Half trip on PULP best comparison indicates less than 5% improvement using PULP.
Best location - Port Arthur - no worst although Georgetown contender
Best Meal - Paddle wheel Floating Restaurant St Helens
Best Camp Bridport CP - worst Richmond Cp

Can't wait to retire.

Regards to all

Russell

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Reply By: motherhen - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:50

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:50
Sound like a wonderful 6 weeks - your stats posting a good idea too. Now members can post photos with their text, how about tempting us by putting just a few of the thousands in.

Still debating where to next (November), Tasmania, or Flinders Ra.
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 13:37

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 13:37
Am working on the photos, gotta pick out the best ones and process them, gotta unpack sort out and clean 6 weeks of travel gear first. Got a couple on my member area already.

Regards
Russell

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Reply By: Tessysdad - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:54

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:54
Hi Russell, sounds like you had a great time. I assume the $1042 SOT to Tassie is what it cost to get accross and back from the mainland. Did that include your passage as well. Sounds like it would be a good idea to include Tassie in a tour around the block budget! Thanks for the info. Anything else worth knowing?
Happy camping,
Mike and Jan.
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 13:35

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 13:35
The $1042 to Tassie was day ticket (shoulder) for me, SWMBO and the Paj and Van, returning in a Port hole cabin at night in off peak.

Tassie is small and very compact, we spent 5 1/2 weeks touring most days and didn't scatch the surface (didn't even see the wilderness region).

There's lotsa free campsites, and CP with best facilties don't always have best campsites and vice versa. We have a Shower van so amenties don't count in our travels.

Loved the fresh air when we found a spot where some pyro wasn't at work.

"Natural state" they say, 200 years of chopping down trees, digging up minerals, hunting and fishing till the cows didn't come home but there's still some beautiful spots left to see.

Regards
Russell

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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 18:08

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 18:08
Wow mate, that sounds awesome! We've just put our trip back another year, so I'm very excited to hear about anyone else's trips so they can live my dream!

Good on ya mate. Thanks for the stats.

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:56

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:56
RB,

Cheers mate, I'm taking the wife and young bloke over in November, only for 8 nights though as a supprise trip for Jans 40th, I've booked the SOT also and a few B&B type places for accom, heading down to Hobart after first night in Launceston then Port Arthur and a few nights along the east coast.

Taking the 4by but no camping (see signature phrase!)

Anyone interested in doing Tassie should check out www.discoverassie.com.au it's a great site.

Browny
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