Which direction around Tassie??

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Off the boat in Devonport and doing the full circle of Tassie....which way....clockwise or anti-clockwise

I have been told clockwise is the way to go because it is more down hill travelling???

Any thoughts please.

cheers
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 06:36

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 06:36
andrew,
i recomend anti clockwise as the mountains on the west coast are steeper so going down them and then up the east coast will make your driving easier.

i also recomend you take into consideration the weather, look at the 3-5 day forcast a miserable south westerly is better spent in st helens than strahan.

regards peter petermoyle@mullum.com.au
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Saturday, Sep 27, 2003 at 00:17

Saturday, Sep 27, 2003 at 00:17
I agree, we copped it at Strahan. Make sure you have minimum 3 weeks there. We made the mistake of looking at the map and saying "yep, two weeks no worries."
We really want to go back as we only completed the west and central areas of taz. Beautiful place.
We're in your boat as well, long way from W.A.
Make sure you do the boat tour from Strahan out to hell's gate and Sarah island (penal colony) Go to the theatrical production re the colonization as well. Maybe even give the Montezuma falls track for a bit of a 4x4 challenge. There were a couple of bog holes there back in 2000 but don't know the condition of them now.

Have a great trip and make sure you book a cabin on the Spirit of Tasmania unless you going the tazzie tiger.

Regards.Gibb River in July.
Chris
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Reply By: Bo - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 07:29

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 07:29
Andrew,
I would be interested to hear about your trip and what you did etc. I am planning a similsr trip next March.
Regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 12:25

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 12:25
Bo

I'll be back in Feb. Leaving tomorrow.

Give me a memory jogger on this site around Feb 1st and i'll give you all the fresh advise I can..

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:44

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:44
Thats 1 long holiday Andrew lucky person. we are going for 5 days (short stay) in mid november what are you driving?Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:52

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:52
Never mind i looked it up same as ours only youngerRegards Bob
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:07

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:07
We did clockwise both times we visited Tassie and didnt really notice a drama with the mountains, hey..iTs drving anyways, depends on what you're there to see and how it all fits in.m Its a beautful place that deserves to be seen in a relaxed way not in a racing circumnavigation.

All the bestLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:19

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:19
bonz your motto is seriously cerebral!!

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:33

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:33
PreciselyLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 13:28

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 13:28
hahahha....indeed....Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:51

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:51
I got a head ache!!Wow! am I cute
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Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:53

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:53
Richard...it's Friday evening...grab a drink and don't think about it....ahahahaLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:55

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:55
Is that a self portrait richard ?Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:59

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:59
maybe thats why I have a head ache eh?Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 18:02

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 18:02
could well be...or maybe you haven't had enough yet....Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 19:00

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 19:00
we could be twins??? Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 19:33

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 19:33
spooky!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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Reply By: Member - Bill- Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:29

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:29
Andrew,

We went anti clock. One reason was if you find you run out of time (easy to do), you can "cut the corner" to high tail it back to Devonport, you can't do that on the other side...

Regds

Bill
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Reply By: Big Trev - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:22

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:22
Looking at a map laying on the table, we went clockwise, never had any problems (other than sharing a tent with our 4 kids for 3 weeks). Great place, would go back tomorrow (without the kids). 3 weeks wasn't enough time!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:59

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:59
does it matter whether your looking at a map on the table or standing in Tas as to which direction one goes?
b4 you tasmanians remind us that tas is at the top of the world, is there any difference if the map is upside down?Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Big Trev - Saturday, Sep 27, 2003 at 17:48

Saturday, Sep 27, 2003 at 17:48
No it doesn't matter as long as you understand that the top of every reputable map is always north
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