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September 17th 2011
Published: September 28th 2011
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Up early again and headed out of Bicheno and up as far north on the coast as you can drive. St Helens is the main town in the area. I drove around the area checking out all the beautiful scenery.

Binalong bay is the gateway to the bay of fires which was named that because of the explorer who discovered the bay and mistook the colouring on the rocks for fire.

It's a very beautiful spot but I was unlucky to get a very cloudy day but it was still pretty. The beach here is stunning and once again I seemed to have it all to myself!

On the drive back into St Helens I spotted a little echidna crossing the road. I stopped and let him waddle across while trying to capture a picture of him. Too hard to catch! Echidnas are like porcupines but not. They are so cute!

I headed west from here and stopped in at a cheese place for some lunch. Had a really yummy jacket potato with some amazing cheese.

I headed to St Columba Falls which is hidden away in the valley. You have to walk down quite a path to get to the falls which are really stunning. I had a bit of a windy road ahead of me to get to Launceston so I headed off.

I arrived into Launceston in the early evening and drove around to check it out. It's the second largest city in Tasmania and it's not that big. It's an older city as well like Hobart with heaps of old 1800's buildings.

I stayed in a hostel here called the Arthouse which was a house built in the 1880's. Very nice old building!

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