Tag Archives: Tasmania

Year of the Kangaroo

8th August 2015 So there it is. 12 Months of travelling around and living in Australia. So much done but so so much more still to do. It only feels like yesterday that we arrived off the plane in Perth in search of adventure and (after 7 months in Asia), wine and cheese! What started […]

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 […]

Driving Miss Hazy

One of the top things to do in and around Launceston is to take a tour of the nearby Tamar Valley – especially a wine tour amongst some of the over 20 vineyards and cellar doors that dot the riverbank.Since we always explore our surroundings it would have been rude not to sample some of […]

Heritage Highway

After 12 months on the road we had worked out some strategies to make the commuting days less stressful and to pack in as much as possible on our journey. With a 180km drive between Hobart and Launceston in store we decided to take our time and add some stops along the way. You can […]

I’ve got a golden ticket?

As we tucked into bed in the campervan all thoughts were on tomorrow’s journey. We would be taking the Heritage Highway all the way up to Launceston in the North-West of Tasmania – cutting right through the heartland of the country and taking in all the amazing scenery. However, as John dozed off, all he […]

Down in Tasmania… Here in Tasmania…

The third week of January is always a week of celebrations in our house, John junior turns a year older on 19th and Karen 4 days later. For many years we have celebrated with a birthday trip. Destinations have included New York, Morzine and Goa… This year we had one more occasion to celebrate our […]