Category Tasmania

Tasmania Highlights

Although our road trip around Tassie was only 10 days, a relatively short trip for us, we managed to squeeze plenty in. John navigated us along the windy country roads, while Karen manouvered the clumsy camper in and out of great lookout spots. Since we had ‘settled’ in Sydney this was our first big trip […]

MONA Lisa Smiled?

As we pulled out of the car park it disappeared and the warning sign came on. We were potentially in a lot of trouble. Did we have enough of our unknown quantities of fuel left for the 36km up and down trip to the nearest petrol station?… Just! Like a scene out of Hollywood the […]

The Port of King Arthur

On our last full day in Tasmania we took a drive to the nearby Port Arthur World Heritage Site. Located on the Tasman peninsula it was a topsy turvy drive down the peninsula and we did it on the last bar of petrol – content that we would have enough to make it back to […]

Island of Maria

It was only a 15 minute drive down to Triabunna but we had an early start in order to make the boat for the nearby Maria Island. We were delighted to leave Bogan-ville and waited to have breakfast at the docks in Triabunna so we could leave that bit earlier. The weather was pretty bad. […]

The Glass is half full!

Sydney: January 13th ===================== Sat on our couch, tea cups half full, we poured over the travel guides and Lonely Planet:Tasmania in search of some last minute ‘big ticket’ items to add to our itinerary. As Karen skimmed through the book it opened on the section for Coles Bay on the east coast. As we […]

March of the Birthday Penguins!

After a mammoth driving session the day before it would just be a short jaunt down the A3 Coastal Highway to our next stop and more importantly the site of Karen’s 30th Birthday celebrations – Bicheno. But first up it was time for Karen to open up her cards and presents. Karen always aspired to […]

You…Your Bay is on Fire!!

So two points of our Tasmania Triangle have been done – Launceston and Hobart and it was off the the last point – St. Helen’s on the eastern shores. We plotted our course and the best way to get there was to go back down the Heritage Highway (partway) and then to take the a […]