Blogs from Penguin, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Penguin March 11th 2014

.Tuesday 11th March 2014. Ross and Penguin, Tasmania, Australia We left Hobart and headed towards the north coast. On the way we stopped at a town called Ross. We had been there before in 2008 but as it is an historic town we decided to take another look around. Ross is in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania. On the Macquarie River, it is located 78 km south of Launceston and 117 km north of Hobart. The town is listed on the Register of the National Estate and is noted for its historic bridge, original sandstone buildings and convict history. The first European to explore the district was surveyor Charles Grimes who passed through the area while mapping Tasmania's central area including parts of what later became known as the Macquarie River. On an expedition ... read more
2. Man O Ross Hotel
3. Ross Church
5. Ross Bridge

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Penguin February 22nd 2014

What a windy night! The motor home was tail into the wind, yet still rocked like a cork on the ocean. Our thoughts went out to Anne and Jim who were crossing on the ferry overnight with the same gale blowing. So we got up early to go and greet them and give them a cuppa while they regained their land legs. Our concerns were well founded with Jim saying that the trip had made him rather off! He didn't help the Tasmanian economy by feeding the fishes, and his inability to consume some of the worlds best food further after the sailing further affected the local economy. Once they were on their way we did a coastal loop which included food, more food and even more food. Yep, we did all that eating for under ... read more
Don River Railway 1
Latrobe 01
Heavy Transport deck

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Penguin February 9th 2010

Day 289 - Penguin Our second day in Tasmania dawns bright and beautiful. We’ve got a lovely little spot here at the small but perfectly formed Penguin Caravan Park! First things first, we both needed a shower rather desperately but then it was full steam ahead. After a few quick decision-making conversations last night we’re off on a tour around the local area this morning following a route which Tony & Jane partly drove yesterday. The scenery is stunning; fair dinkum I think it’s pretty safe to say we’re going to love our time in Tasmania. Our trip out takes us in the direction of Gunns Plains caves which is somewhere that’s been recommended to Jane as a great place to visit. We’ve grabbed ourselves a copy of the ‘Coast to Canyon’ guide and there are ... read more
Are you out there Thylacine
Views from the Leven Canyon lookout
At the Leven Canyon Lookout

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Penguin February 8th 2010

Day 288 - Box Hill to Penquin (via the Spirit of Tasmania) The alarm on the phone was set for 5:15 this morning and as soon as it went off we were straight out of bed, we had a ferry to catch - the Spirit of Tasmania. We said our goodbyes to the girls, Grant and Anna last night as it’s going to be a while before we catch up with them again. We’re so grateful to them, it’s not easy when we rock up on their driveway, eat all their food, take over their washing machine, run them ragged and then bugger off again at the drop of a hat! We love them though and we’ll be back so we hope they don’t install any driveway gates in the next month or so! Unfortunately leaving ... read more
Just before 6am
She's a big old vessel
We were almost first in the queue

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