Blogs from Arthur River, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Arthur River September 10th 2018

Big day ahead of us, so after a quickish breakfast we packed and ended into Burnie to see the Makers Workshop. I guess I was a little disappointed as it's really only a gift centre. Don't get me wrong there was things to do, but maybe it was the time of year or maybe a little bit early in the day, it was ok. Morning tea was held at the very popular Bruce's Cafe at Wynyard. Another tick. We drove thru the backblocks of Wynyard for a bit just driving up very picturesque lanes. The scenary alone the coastline is so dramatic. You could easily fall in love with the area. Unfortunately we were at the wrong time of the year for the famous tulips, which would have been awesome to see. Always next time! The ... read more
Wynyard Farm Land
View from Wynyard
View from The Nut - Stanley

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Arthur River April 8th 2014

As promised in the last posting, we headed into the Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and slipped into a ‘free’ camp (there is always a camping fee in National Parks) know as the Land of the Giants. It was a pretty little spot with a stream babbling away at the back of the camping area, and boasting showers, flushing toilets and even a laundry! It was also the start point for the road into the Mount Mawson ski field, so we expected a chilly start the next day. Putting that aside, we headed off for the 90 km trip to Lake Pedder and the Gordon dam. After my little diatribe in the last blog, I have to say that the road to Lake Pedder was one of the best we have experienced in Tas. ... read more
Sheffield murals
Tazmazia village of Lower Crackpot
Peggs Beach near Stanley

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Arthur River March 9th 2013

We caught up with good New Zealand friends in the tiny town of Hamilton NW of Hobart and introduced them to freedom camping in their hired motor home and enjoyed our first night catching up on news. Next day we headed off in convoy towards Queenstown (an old mining town), taking time out occasionally to do some small nature walks in the bush before camping for the night by a beautiful lake and sharing a delicious meal and enjoying more than one glass of wine! Our next trip was to Strahan, a sleepy fishing town with tourist boats operating to the stunning Gordon River. Our site for the night was right on the beach giving us ample time to stretch our legs and enjoy the beautiful coastline. What with our friends experiencing a small town campsite, ... read more
Sunset at Strahan
Coffee stop - Strahan, Tasmania
Montezume falls - Tasmania

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